The Health News United Kingdom November 15 2017

  • Diabetes UK says that many people living with diabetes are struggling with related emotional problems. Diabetes UK surveyed 8, 5000 people about diabetes and how it affected their daily life. 3 in 5 said their condition made them feel down. Of those in employment, 16% felt discriminated against at work – and 7% had not even told their employer about their diabetes.
  • Almost 1 in 5 of the NHS’s European doctors have made plans to quit Britain, according to research that has raised fresh fears of a Brexit-induced medical brain drain. And almost half of the health service’s 12 medics from the European Economic Area (EEA) are considering moving abroad, the British Medical Association survey of 1,720 of them found.
  • According to a new study, 2 out of 5 professionals in the UK are unhappy, with many suffering from boredom, fatigue or anger.  A survey of 1,200 employees by jobs site CV-Library found that most workers were looking for a new job. The report said the industries most affected by low job satisfaction were marketing, legal, hospitality, accounting and computing.

News on Health Professional Radio. Today is the 15th of November 2017. Read by Tabetha Moreto.

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-41970161

A charity says that many people living with diabetes are struggling with related emotional problems – an issue that needs support and recognition.  Diabetes UK surveyed eight thousand five hundred people about diabetes and how it affected their daily life. Three in five said their condition made them feel down. Of those in employment, sixteen percent felt discriminated against at work – and seven percent had not even told their employer about their diabetes.
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The number of people diagnosed with diabetes – type one and type two – is on the rise.
According to Diabetes UK, about seven hundred people are diagnosed every day. And it’s a life-changing diagnosis. Those affected often have to check their blood sugars up to ten times a day and plan their meal breaks – and what they will be eating – factoring in any exercise they may be doing. Trips to the toilet can break up a night’s sleep. And then there can be hypos – when blood sugars drop dangerously low.

Diabetes is a condition that causes a person’s blood sugar to become too high. Type one can develop at any age, but often begins in childhood. It is not related to diet or lifestyle. Type two is far more common than type one, but is still rare in childhood. It is usually seen in adults and is often associated with obesity.


The latest research – published to mark World Diabetes Day – cites six areas where Diabetes UK believes treatment could be improved, including better access to specialist healthcare professionals and broader emotional support following a diagnosis. Chris Askew, chief executive of Diabetes UK said “Effective diabetes care requires that a person’s emotional needs are taken into account alongside their physical care needs.”

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/nov/14/one-in-five-european-nhs-doctors-plans-quit-uk-survey-reveals

Almost one in five of the NHS’s European doctors have made plans to quit Britain, according to research that has raised fresh fears of a Brexit-induced medical brain drain. And almost half of the health service’s twelve medics from the European Economic Area (EEA) are considering moving abroad, the British Medical Association survey of one thousand seven hundred twenty of them found. The findings come amid growing evidence that Brexit may aggravate problems of understaffing in the NHS by making both retention and recruitment of European Union staff more difficult. In September NHS figures showed that more than ten thousand staff from EU countries had quit since the Brexit vote.  Nursing and Midwifery Council figures released this month showed that the number of EU nurses coming to Britain has dropped by eighty nine percent in the last year.
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In total, forty five percent of respondents to the BMA survey said they were thinking about leaving Britain following the result of the EU referendum in June two thousand sixteen – three percentage points more than when the BMA ran a similar poll in February – while a further twenty nine percent were unsure whether they would go.  Among those who were considering going elsewhere thirty nine percent – or eighteen percent of the whole sample – have already made plans to leave. The twelve thousand doctors from the EEA (the EU plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) represent seven point seven percent of the NHS’s medical workforce.

The BMA said some of those leaving have been offered jobs abroad, while others are applying for posts overseas. Some have begun the process of seeking citizenship elsewhere, while others are having their qualifications validated so they can work in another country.

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/health/nearly-half-of-all-professionals-are-bored-tired-or-angry-survey-says-a3689031.html

According to a new study, two out of five professionals in the UK are unhappy, with many suffering from boredom, fatigue or anger.  A survey of one thousand two hundred employees by jobs site CV-Library found that most workers were looking for a new job. The report said
the industries most affected by low job satisfaction were marketing, legal, hospitality, accounting and computing.  Lee Biggins of CV-Library said it was concerning to discover that so many professional staff were unhappy. He said: “We spend too much time at work to not enjoy what we do, so if your job is making you miserable, it’s time to do something about it.
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The news comes in the wake of another study, conducted by insurance giant Axa, which claimed Britain was in the grip of a “stress epidemic”. The study claims one in ten people feel stressed “all the time”.

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