Our game is a fantastic way of raising staff awareness about an unpleasant – and serious – symptom of infection
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If you’d told me when I first trained to be a nurse that I’d be part of a team that designed a board game about diarrhoea, I would never have believed you. But a few months ago the finished product, which I’ve worked on in my NHS role, became available to buy.
I am a senior nurse for infection prevention and control at Newcastle upon Tyne hospitals NHS foundation trust. I’m responsible, among other things, for educating staff on best practice around infection control. The role is hugely varied, but generally it’s about patient safety and preventing harm due to infection. Continue reading...
Cars were swerving to avoid the nine birds on the A421 near Marston Moretaine in Bedfordshire.
Experts said the mammal, found in East Lothian, had become very weak and had the most parasites they had ever seen.
The number of homicides in England and Wales hit their highest level in a decade, official statistics showed on Thursday, as authorities struggle to halt a surge in fatal stabbings.
Prime Minister Theresa May's government wants to get her thrice-defeated Brexit deal approved by parliament before the new European Union parliament opens in July, her de-facto deputy, David Lidington, said.
The deputy CEO of NatWest Holdings would be the first woman to run a major UK bank
Alison Rose, one of the most senior women in the City, is regarded as the frontrunner within Royal Bank of Scotland to succeed the chief executive, Ross McEwan, when he departs within the next 12 months.
The 49-year-old Rose has kept a lower profile in recent years than other City high flyers such as Nicola Horlick and Dame Helena Morrissey, but is highly regarded in the banking industry. Continue reading...
Art dealer who bought work claims his exhibition scheme is being thwarted by bureaucrats
Plans to create a gallery of modern art in Port Talbot around a Banksy that appeared in the Welsh steel town are in jeopardy, it has been claimed.
John Brandler, an art dealer, bought the artwork and promised it would stay in Port Talbot for at least three years. Continue reading...
Trade Secretary Liam Fox said tackling climate change can bring economic benefits as activists blocked key parts of London's financial district on the final day of protests that have caused mass disruption in London.
GVC to end sponsorship deals that promote its brands on football shirts or pitchside
The Ladbrokes’ owner, GVC, the UK’s largest gambling company, has broken ranks with the rest of the industry by announcing a series of proposals to protect problem gamblers, including an end to TV ads and football shirt sponsorship.
GVC’s boss Kenny Alexander called on the rest of the industry to follow suit as he announced a number of measures he said would “do more to protect the vulnerable”. Continue reading...
Arron Crighton, who filmed his pet whippet killing foxes "for sport", is jailed for 18 weeks.
The animal welfare charity says it received 15,000 calls about exotic animals in 2018 alone.
David Ellis's victim was left with multiple injuries, which also included a bleed on the brain.
Environmental activists glued themselves to the London Stock Exchange, blocked roads near the Bank of England and protested outside banks such as Goldman Sachs on Thursday to try to force Britain to help avert what they cast as a climate cataclysm.
Official figures also show knife crime has increased by 6% in the last year
Homicides in the last year rose to their highest level in over a decade, with 732 people killed in England and Wales, according to the latest official statistics, which also showed an increase in knife crime.
The Office for National Statistics said that in the year to December 2018, 732 lives were lost to homicide compared with 690 lives the previous year, an increase of 42 killings, and the highest recorded since 2008. Homicide includes murder, manslaughter, corporate manslaughter and infanticide. Continue reading...
Environmental activists held a protest outside Goldman Sachs's European headquarters in London on Thursday in attempt to underline what they say is the role the finance industry in fuelling climate change.
Unfinished manuscript found among Anthony Burgess’s papers was described by the author as ‘a major philosophical statement on the contemporary human condition’
A lost “sequel” to Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange, in which the author explores the moral panic that followed the release of Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation of his novel, has been found among papers he abandoned in his home near Rome in the 1970s.
The unfinished manuscript of The Clockwork Condition was written by Burgess in 1972 and 1973, after Kubrick’s 1971 adaptation of A Clockwork Orange was accused of inspiring copycat crimes, and was banned for decades. The 1962 novel A Clockwork Orange, Burgess’s most famous work, is set in a dystopian future, where teenager Alex and his gang revel in “ultraviolence” until the state sets about his re-education. Continue reading...
Pensioners should have their free TV licences, bus passes and winter fuel payments scrapped, a House of Lords committee has urged.
Officers said a vulnerable man had been exploited and made to live in a shed for 40 years.
Police in England and Wales record 40,829 offences - up 6% from the year before, figures show.
Police recorded 732 homicides in England and Wales last year, the highest total since 2008, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Climate-change activists blocked a road near the Bank of England as part of the 11th day of direct action aimed at pushing politicians to take more radical measures to protect the environment.
Environmental activists plan protests outside banks including Goldman Sachs, the Bank of England, Rothschild and Nomura on the final day of protests aimed at forcing Britain to take action to avert what they cast as a global climate cataclysm.
Iran’s prisoner swap offer raises prospect that British-Iranian dual national could be freed
The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian dual national held in Tehran on spying charges, says he has been given hope by Iran’s offer of a prisoner swap to secure her release.
Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday he had the power to authorise Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s release in return for the release of Iranian woman held in Australia. Continue reading...
Climate change activists have glued themselves to the London Stock Exchange and trains at Canary Wharf station in a fresh set of protests targeting the capital's financial district. The group plans to bring an end their climate 'rebellion' on Thursday after more than a week of demonstrators occupying sites across London Continue reading...
A leak inquiry may be launched after secret talks involving government ministers on Chinese telecoms giant Huawei were made public.
Environmental activists glued themselves to the London Stock Exchange and climbed onto the roof of a train at Canary Wharf on the final day of protests aimed at forcing Britain to take action to avert what they cast as a global climate cataclysm.
The 61-year-old has been in the role for five and a half years and says it is the right time to leave
Royal Bank of Scotland’s chief executive, Ross McEwan, has resigned after five and a half years in the job, saying now is the “right time” to leave.
The 61-year-old New Zealander has a 12-month notice period and will remain at the helm of the bank, which is still 62% owned by the UK government, until a successor has been found and an “orderly handover has taken place”. Continue reading...
Protesters have glued themselves to each other and to the building in the City of London.
The local authority has said it would "compromise the historic" interest of the buildings.
Climate change activists climbed onto the roof of a train at Canary Wharf's Docklands Light Railway station in London as part of the 11th day of direct action aimed at pushing politicians to take more radical measures to protect the environment.
Protesters from the environmental group Extinction Rebellion glued themselves to the London Stock Exchange building on Thursday on the final day of protests that have caused mass disruption in the British capital.
A merger between the supermarkets would be bad for consumers, says UK competition watchdog.
RBS boss Ross McEwan has quit the bank, saying the time is right to leave as it is in a "much stronger financial position".
Members of Extinction Rebellion have glued themselves to the London Stock Exchange as part of protests against climate change.
A Staffordshire bull terrier cross has formed a special bond with a dog who navigates him around and helps him find his water bowl.
The competition watchdog has blocked the planned merger of Sainsbury's and Asda on the grounds it would lead to rising prices.
‘Nigel Moon spent 10 years restoring this 18th-century mill. By isolating himself from the modern world, he has found what many of us lack – contentment’
I’ve never met a man more content than Nigel Moon. He’s dedicated his whole life to the windmill where he lives and works. He has no modern technology – no computer, no television, not even a mobile phone until very recently – and he’s happier for it.
Nigel decided he wanted to become a miller when he was a small boy. He spotted his first windmill when he was out horse-riding through the Leicestershire countryside, and that was it. It was a childhood dream that he turned into a lifelong love affair. Continue reading...
David McGreavy, who killed her three children in 1973, has been cleared for release from prison.
Export bar helps items worth £3m stay in Britain but Turner and Guardi works go overseas
A Mae West lips sofa by Salvador Dalí and a rare marble bust of Queen Victoria are among national treasures saved for the nation last year, but artworks and photographs worth £58.5m were let go.
The 64th annual report of the committee that advises on export bars reveals that seven objects worth £3m were acquired by institutions in the UK in 2017-18. Continue reading...
It is the only thing that relieves Carly Barton’s crippling pain, but she can’t take cannabis legally. So she’s growing her own – and has told the police
Carly Barton winces when she talks about the pain: “A ridiculous amount of all-over pain – it just feels like you’re burning from the inside out, like my bones have been replaced by red hot pokers.”
Following a stroke at the age of 24, Barton developed the neurological condition fibromyalgia, which meant she was in constant pain. Doctors gave her increasingly strong opiate pain relief, to a point where she was drinking morphine every two hours, as well as wearing a fentanyl patch. She says she was “completely off my face, and still screaming down the house in pain”. Continue reading...