The Health News United Kingdom September 25 2017

Overview

  • It has emerged that around 10,000 EU nationals have quit the NHS since the Brexit referendum. NHS Digital found that in the 12 months to June, 9,832  EU doctors, nurses and support staff had left, with more believed to have followed in the past 3 months.
  • More than 100 people in Gloucester have joined a programme called Healthier You to fight diabetes as stats show almost two thirds of county are overweight or obese. Almost two in three adults in Gloucestershire are either overweight or obese – which is one of the main causes of Type 2 Diabetes.
  • A global study has shown that vacuuming and scrubbing the floor are both enough exercise to protect your heart and extend your life. Scientists found that 30 minutes of activity per day, or 150 minutes per week, reduced the risk of death from any cause by 28 per cent and rates of heart disease by a fifth.

News on Health Professional Radio. Today is the 25th of  September 2017. Read by Tabetha Moreto. Health News

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/sep/21/almost-10000-eu-health-workers-have-quit-the-nhs-since-brexit-vote

It has emerged that around ten thousand European Union (EU) nationals have quit the NHS since the Brexit referendum. NHS Digital, the agency that collects data on the health service, found that in the twelve months to June, nine thousand eight hundred thirty two EU doctors, nurses and support staff had left, with more believed to have followed in the past three months.
This is an increase of twenty two percent on the previous year and up forty two percent on two years previously. Among those from the EU who left the NHS between June two thousand sixteen and June two thousand seventeen were three thousand eight hundred eighty five nurses and one thousand seven hundred ninety four doctors. This is the first time anecdotal evidence of  Brexit fallout for the NHS has been quantified. The staff losses will intensify the recruitment problems of the NHS, which is struggling to retain nurses and doctors.

The British Medical Association said the findings mirrored its own research, which found that four in ten EU doctors were considering leaving, with a further twenty five percent unsure about what to do since the referendum.The Liberal Democrat leader, Vince Cable, called on May to  take urgent action to stop a further exodus at the NHS.
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According to official new data, this year it emerged that forty thousand nursing posts were now vacant in the NHS in England as the service heads for the worst recruitment crisis in its history. In May the EU offered to guarantee the rights of all EU citizens affected by the UK’s decision to quit the bloc, including the one point two million British nationals already settled or retired on the continent.

http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/health/more-100-people-sign-up-496389

More than one hundred people in Gloucester have joined a programme to fight diabetes as stats show almost two thirds of county are overweight or obese. The National Diabetes Prevention Programme targets people who have been identified by their GP surgery as having high blood sugar levels as this puts them at significant risk of developing Type two diabetes. Gloucestershire is part of the second wave of a national rollout of the scheme, which is funded by NHS England. More than thirty one thousand five hundred people in Gloucestershire suffer from diabetes. And a further twelve thousand people in the county are at risk of developing Type two diabetes – which is who the programme is targeting.

Almost two in three adults in Gloucestershire are either overweight or obese – which is one of the main causes of Type two Diabetes.

Since July, eligible patients from five Gloucester practices have been invited to join the local ‘Healthier You’ programme, which is to be available across the county by March two thousand eighteen. The ‘Healthier You’ programme is free, and offers participants very specific help to reduce their risk of diabetes. Initially, patients have a private meeting with a trained facilitator before joining group sessions which provide education about healthy eating and lifestyle choices, advice about reducing weight through exercise and portion control and information about food groups and food labelling.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/21/vacuuming-scrubbing-floor-enough-exercise-protect-heart-extend/

A global study has shown that vacuuming and scrubbing the floor are both enough exercise to protect your heart and extend your life.  Scientists found that thirty minutes of activity per day, or one hundred fifty minutes per week, reduced the risk of death from any cause by twenty eight per cent and rates of heart disease by a fifth. But it was not necessary to run, swim, or work out in the gym, said the researchers writing in The Lancet journal.

Of the more than one hundred thirty thousand people from seventeen countries who took part in the international study, fewer than three percent who achieved high levels of activity did so through leisure pursuits. In contrast almost forty per cent of highly active participants benefited from commuting, having a physical job, or domestic chores.

Lead investigator Doctor Scott Lear, from McMaster University in Canada, said: “By including low and middle-income countries in this study, we were able to determine the benefit of activities such as active commuting, having an active job or even doing housework.” The Pure (Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology) study found that if everyone was active for at least one hundred fifty minutes per week, eighty per cent of global deaths over seven years would be prevented. It also showed there appeared to be no ceiling to the health benefits of taking exercise. People who did more than seven hundred fifty minutes of brisk walking per week reduced their risk of death by thirty six per cent.

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