Author - Rita Dune

NHS anti-bullying policies ‘not fit for purpose for BAME people’

NHS anti-bullying policies 'not fit for purpose for BAME people'. GETTY IMAGES The report said there had been a "lack of action" on race equality. First Minister Mark Drakeford has vowed to take action after concerns were raised about anti-bullying procedures in the NHS. A group looking at the impact of Covid-19 on black, Asian and other minority ethnic (BAME) groups found people may have a fear of negative consequences if they use the policies. It suggested the policies were not fit for purpose. "This [...]

Yew Trees hospital: Ten staff suspended at mental health unit

Yew Trees hospital: Ten staff suspended at mental health unit. Yew Trees hospital closed for renovation work in the summer and has not reopened Ten workers at a mental health unit have been suspended amid claims patients were "dragged, slapped and kicked". Inspectors said CCTV footage recorded at the Yew Trees hospital in Kirby-le-Soken, Essex, appeared to show episodes of "physical and emotional abuse". The details emerged in a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report after the unit was inspected in July and August. A [...]

Flu: Why we still need to worry about it this winter

Flu: Why we still need to worry about it this winter. GETTY IMAGES Health officials are trying to make sure everyone who needs a flu vaccine this autumn gets one. Thirty million people will be offered the vaccine - the UK's largest flu-immunisation programme to date. The fear is the annual flu season will coincide with a coronavirus surge. How can I get a flu jab? The NHS offers the flu vaccine via your GP or your local pharmacy. This year, the free vaccination is being [...]

Coronavirus: Vendors exposed selling bleach as remedy

Coronavirus: Vendors exposed selling bleach as remedy. The solutions were sold as a way to treat sufferers of Covid-19 Suppliers have been selling bleach as a remedy for coronavirus during the pandemic, a BBC investigation found. Secret recordings of two sellers revealed potentially dangerous mixtures were being touted as a way to treat people with Covid-19. One claimed her sales had increased following comments made by US President Donald Trump about the potential use of disinfectant as a treatment. She told the BBC her "health-related [...]

Coronavirus: Zante flight linked to COVID-19 cases ‘had no social distancing’, says passenger

Coronavirus: Zante flight linked to COVID-19 cases 'had no social distancing', says passenger. Stephanie Whitfield was on the Tui flight to Cardiff and told Sky News how passengers were not wearing masks correctly. Stephanie Whitfield was a passenger on the Tui flight from Zante One of more than 200 people who have been told to self-isolate after 16 coronavirus cases were linked to passengers on board a flight from Zante has said "no distance was enforced" on the plane. Of those COVID-19 cases that have [...]