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Responding to the announcement by the Health and Social Care Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister Thérèse Coffey, President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, Dr Katherine Henderson said: “We welcome the new Health Secretary, and we welcome this first step in her efforts to put the NHS and social care on a resilient footing. It is right to put patients first, healthcare staff do this every day, and we look forward to tracking the progress of ‘Our Plan for Patients’ and seeing the detail of subsequent steps.

A lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton has raised over £2,600 for Blood Cancer UK after completing a personal fitness challenge during Blood Cancer Awareness Month.

Rebecca Mincher, Inclusivity Lead at the University’s Law School, challenged herself to tackle her first half marathon and complete a total of 50 miles in a day, to raise funds for charity following the loss of her father.

A new report from The Royal College of Emergency Medicine finds that patients presenting with mental health problems are twice as likely to spend 12-hours, or more, in Emergency Departments than other patients.

National data show that nearly one in eight (12%) mental health patients presenting to an Emergency Department in crisis face a 12-hour stay from time of arrival, compared with nearly one in 16 (6%) of all attendances.

There is still time for service providers to nominate adult social care workers who they believe have gone above and beyond during the Covid-19 pandemic for special recognition.

The Wolverhampton Cares Awards is a one-off ceremony, sponsored by the City of Wolverhampton Council and the Wolverhampton Cares campaign, to recognise the amazing work that was carried out throughout the pandemic by members of the Adult Social Care workforce within the city.

Responding to the latest Emergency Department performance figures published by NHS England for August 2022, President of the RCEM (Royal College of Emergency Medicine), Dr Katherine Henderson said: “The data is stark. We are worried about the coming winter. These are the second worst data on record. Too many patients are waiting too long. We know long waits contribute to patient harm.

Last year, Rotary Watches partnered with Prostate Cancer UK to launch the hugely successful 1IN8 watch, a limited edition timepiece that drew attention to how 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Now, Rotary Watches is proud to introduce the next chapter in its two year partnership with the UK’s leading men’s health charity: the Limited Edition 1IN4 watch.

With the end of the summer holidays, millions of people are returning to the office – yet for one in four people that means working through the pain. Addressing their health issues would improve workers’ wellbeing, as well as boosting the wider economy.

The Social Market Foundation says that more needs to be done to help the 27% of the workforce who continue working despite being in persistent pain.

In partnership with the Steve Morgan Foundation, Diabetes UK have announced ‘Our Lives, Our Choices, Our Voices’ – a pioneering and life-changing new programme for young people aged 11 to 25 with type 1 diabetes. Through the partnership, the Steve Morgan Foundation is generously investing £5 million that will see Diabetes UK deliver a UK-wide peer support programme to thousands of young people living with type 1 diabetes across the UK as they transition to adulthood. 

A West Midlands consultant who learned the value of protecting the environment by feeding wild animals in her native Lithuania in temperatures of minus 20 degrees is the Greater Birmingham Young Professional of the Year 2022. Ingrida Vengalyte, 33, beat off fierce competition to take the overall award after winning the Future Face of Sustainability category.