Shane Williams raring to go ahead of the 2010 Six Nations

first_imgFriday Feb 5, 2010 Shane Williams raring to go ahead of the 2010 Six Nations Shane Williams has come a long way from the days when he was considered a third choice scrumhalf for his country. He’s now the inspirational figure that Wales rely so heavily on to weave his magic. He says he’s fit and ready, and simply wants to score tries in this years Six Nations.Despite things not going entirely his way last year, he still managed to score a handful of fantastic tries and battled back from injury to today be in a position to light up the tournament once again.Williams has lived through a career where players around him are far bigger and stronger, which has led to doubt in many coaches minds. The pressure has always been on the 33 year old.“I get this pressure put on me every year,” says Williams. “I want to score tries, that’s why I am here and I would love to score on Saturday, whether it is the first or last try.“What I do know is that I am feeling sharp in training. If the pressure is off me then I am more likely to score,” he said.After all, that’s what he does best, as the Welsh top try scorer has shown, having scored almost 50 tries for his country. He’s the small guy who’s magical feat and grim determination has inspired countless numbers of young players to take up the game.He says he’s fully fit and ready to go for tomorrow’s big clash against England at Twickenham, and is hoping that this is his year once again.“I haven’t played a lot of rugby this season and training has been tough,” Williams added. “I have been working very hard to make sure I am match fit and sharp and that my speed is up to scratch.“I have missed so much rugby that I really can’t wait to get out there and the signs are good for me. I want to get involved and score tries and I have done everything I can in training to make sure when Saturday comes I am bouncing to get on that field.”This video takes you back to where it all began for Shane, as we get to see and hear about his debut for Wales, and how he got to the top of the world stage, eventually being named IRB Player of the Year in 2008. Time: 07:39ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. 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David Pocock suspended after choking Chiefs number eight

first_imgTuesday Apr 5, 2016 David Pocock suspended after choking Chiefs number eight Brumbies forward David Pocock has been suspended for three weeks for a dangerous bit of play againt the Chiefs at the weekend. Pocock was cited and has since pleaded guilty to the charge, after he basically put Michael Leitch in a choke hold in a maul. Pocock was cited following the match after the Citing Commissioner deemed the incident, in which he was effectively strangling Leitch, to have met the red card threshold for foul play.SANZAAR Duty Judicial Officer Adam Cassleden accepted a guilty plea from Pocock during the disciplinary hearing after he was charged with having contravened Law 10.4(e) Playing a player without the ball is dangerous play.Pocock got his arm around the head of Japanese captain Leitch during a maul late in the game, and despite Leitch’s clear protestations and ‘tapping out’, Pocock wouldn’t realease him.Leitch had to spend some time recovering, and while the referee checked with the TMO to see what had happened, they didn’t spend long enough looking at the footage, so missed it.Pocock has been suspended for three weeks. Due to the fact the Brumbies have a bye in Rd 7, Pocock will miss Rd 8 and Rd 9 of Super Rugby, in effect making it a two match sanction.APOLOGY UPDATEPocock has issued an official apology via his website. In it he stated the following:“Yesterday I faced the judiciary for the first time in my rugby career. I am incredibly disappointed with my actions. I endeavour to play the game I love in a way that reflects the kind of toughness and decency I think rugby can teach us. “On Saturday night I did not live up to those standards, placing Michael Leitch in danger by binding on his neck in a maul. It was not my intention to hurt Michael, but in these sorts of circumstances it is not intention that matters. I am grateful that World Rugby and SANZAAR are concerned about making the game safer for all of us. “I would like to take this opportunity to apologise again to Michael. And to apologise to the Chiefs, Brumbies and all those who follow rugby. I’d also like to apologise to my team mates who I will let down over the next few weeks while suspended.”ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Residential Po 32 / INGENOR

first_img “COPY” 2017 Year:  Architects: INGENOR Area Area of this architecture project Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884463/residential-po-32-ingenor Clipboard CopyAbout this officeINGENOROfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBuildingsResidentialCiudad de MéxicoMexicoPublished on December 08, 2017Cite: “Residential Po 32 / INGENOR” 08 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GradationPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsCocowebLighting – Blackspot LED Barn LightUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemCeilingsSculptformTimber Batten Ceiling in All Souls ChapelHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniGlazedGrespaniaWall Tiles – Porto PetroThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexCarpetsHalcyon LakeCarpet – Nobsa GreyMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Residential Po 32 / INGENORSave this projectSaveResidential Po 32 / INGENOR Projects CopyApartments, Residential•Ciudad de México, Mexicocenter_img Residential Po 32 / INGENOR Photographs:  Ana Zaha Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Gravita, Origen Central, Tecno Space Collaborators:Josué Blanco, Alhelí Navarro, Laura OrtizArchitects:Mikel Muñoz, Dídac MillánCity:Ciudad de MéxicoCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ana ZahaRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERLaminatesDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. Río Po 32 was developed in a rectangular land of 190 sq. m., located in one of the most representative and central zones in Mexico City. Cuauhtémoc is one of the oldest neighbourhoods, having high demand in the city, due to the great development that has been exposed during last years. Housing development has become the main protagonists around the zone. That is why one of the main targets when conceptualizing was to achieve the identity of the building, through the elegance of its materials.Save this picture!© Ana ZahaThe new residential building is on top of a parking basement half floor below grade, it has 8 apartments divided into 4 floors. Having a clear separation into day zone and night zone, it was a priority to have a direct connection between the street and the interior spaces of the apartment through terraces, which interact with the low density of the neighbourhood. The outstanding elements of the project are the structural simplicity and its dynamic façade, result of the different movements of its wooden exterior lattice, allowing the residents to move it horizontally according to their own necessities.Save this picture!ZoningThe spacious terraces look forward to creating a connection with the urban environment, acting also as a transition area between the vibrant city and the intimate atmosphere of each department. The accurate use of spaces causes that the two apartments located on each floor are identical.  The 4th story apartments have a double height that communicates to private terraces on roof level, giving them a plus about outdoor surface. Río Po 32 has the purpose of offering its habitats a harmonious and contemporaneous atmosphere in full coexistence with the neighbourhood.Save this picture!© Ana ZahaProject gallerySee allShow lessNew Renderings Reveal Interiors of Shigeru Ban-Designed World’s Tallest Hybrid Timbe…Architecture News16 Firms Selected by OBO to Provide Designs for U.S. Diplomatic Buildings Across the…Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:Calle Río Po 32, Cuauhtémoc, 06500 Ciudad de México, CDMX, MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  945 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884463/residential-po-32-ingenor Clipboard Mexico ArchDaily Apartments Save this picture!© Ana Zaha+ 18 Sharelast_img read more

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Lulu Guinness creates bags of fun for Red Nose Day

first_img  264 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 February 2013 | News  263 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis James Brown, Head of Clothing at Sainsbury’s said: “These bags are a stylish addition to the Bag for Life collection.  This year Sainsbury’s is extremely proud to be associated with the fundraising activity for the fourteenth year running”.www.rednoseday.com Lulu Guiness Red Nose BagsBritish designer Lulu Guinness has created three limited edition shopping bags to raise funds for Comic Relief. The bags go on sale today exclusively at Sainsbury’s.The bags cost £5 with at least £1.50 from the sale of each one being donated to Comic Relief.Guinness said that the bags “are called Dolls Face, Kooky Kat and Spotted Nose and my favourite has to be Spotted Nose; it is both playful and chic. The Red Nose is of course the integral feature of each design, which I have complimented and emphasised with a monochrome backdrop”. Advertisement Tagged with: Celebrity Comic Relief corporate fashion Trading About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Lulu Guinness creates bags of fun for Red Nose Daylast_img read more

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Donald Trump as demon painting to raise funds for anti-sexual violence charity

first_imgDonald Trump as demon painting to raise funds for anti-sexual violence charity Howard Lake | 8 November 2016 | News  543 total views,  5 views today Tagged with: arts Celebrity Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17  544 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. He described Rainn as “a very suitable charity considering the recent revelations about Trump”.He added that the original painting will be sent to the White House for the new President to enjoy, whether that Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. A recreation of the painting ‘The Nightmare’ featuring American presidential candidate Donald Trump as the Incubus demon will raise funds for Rainn, the US anti-sexual violence nonprofit.A classically trained artist has recreated ‘The Nightmare’, painted in 1781 by Andrew Fuseli, which depicts a sleeping woman with an Incubus demon crouched on top of her. The reworked painting has been renamed ‘Every woman’s nightmare’.Replacing the Incubus demon with the features of Donald Trump is a reference to his offensive comments towards women. For example, he was recorded boasting about groping women and saying that “when you’re a star… you can do anything”.Profits from the sale of prints of the painting will be donated to Rainn, which helps victims of rape, sexual assault and incest.The painting was commissioned by quirky painting gift site, Nobilified.com, based in Canada, to coincide with the upcoming American presidential election on the 8th November. The site lets customers commission a portrait featuring their own face; examples include the Mona Lisa, American Gothic and Joan of Arc.Donald Trump as IncubusEvery Woman’s Nightmare. Image: Nobilified.comIn mythology an Incubus is a demon that takes male form and preys on women, lying on them to engage in sexual activity.Chris Jensen, founder of Nobilifed.com said:“I don’t think there’s one person on this planet that hasn’t heard of Donald Trump and his outrageous comments. With the election coming up we wanted to highlight his controversial comments the best way we know how – and ‘The Nightmare’ seemed liked the perfect painting”. Advertisementlast_img read more

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First Command Variant for ACV Program Delivered to Marines for Testing

first_img Facebook U.S. Marines with Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch, Marine Corps Tactical Systems Support Activity, stage new Amphibious Combat Vehicles on the beach during low-light surf transit testing on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. Photo credit: U.S. Marine Corps Facebook TAGS  Pinterest Twitter First Command Variant for ACV Program Delivered to Marines for Testing Pinterestcenter_img Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 18, 2021 WhatsApp WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Previous articleNickelodeon Readies New Series Baby Shark’s Big Show! and Renews Top Hits From Powerhouse Preschool PortfolioNext articlePhotoRepairPro.com Launches Warehouse Club Photo Restoration Service from Hollywood Photo Studio Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Former Fannie Mae CEO James Johnson Dies at 76

first_img 2020-10-19 Cristin Espinosa Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Former Fannie Mae CEO James Johnson Dies at 76 in Daily Dose, Featured, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Former Fannie Mae CEO James Johnson Dies at 76 The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago October 19, 2020 1,098 Views About Author: Cristin Espinosa Cristin Espinosa is a reporter for DS News and MReport. She graduated from Southern Methodist University where she worked as an editor and later as a digital media producer for The Daily Campus. She has a broadcast background as well, serving as a producer for SMU-TV. She wrote for the food section during her fellowship at The Dallas Morning News and has also contributed to Advocate Magazine and The Dallas Observer. Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago James A. Johnson, who served as CEO of Fannie Mae from 1991 to 1998 and was a Democratic campaign operative, died on Sunday, Oct. 18 at the age of 76.His son, Alfred, told The Washington Post and Wall Street Journal that he passed away due to complications from a neurological condition at his home in Washington.A Minnesota native, Johnson graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1965, where he studied political science. In 1968, he earned a master’s degree in public policy from Princeton University.Johnson was highly active in politics and participated in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements of the 1960s. His father was speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives and he was the chairman of Walter F. Mondale’s presidential campaign in 1984, which he lost to Ronald Reagan. Johnson was also involved in the presidential bids of democrats Eugene McCarthy, Edmund Muskie and George McGovern. He went on to co-fund a political consulting firm and sell it to Shearson Lehman Brothers. He was working at the banking firm in 1985 when he met David O. Maxwell, the head of Fannie Mae at the time.Johnson helped Maxwell to prevent Fannie Mae from going private, which landed him a position as vice chairman of Fannie Mae in 1990. He became CEO and chairman the following year. During his time at Fannie Mae, Johnson worked to maintain the company’s government privileges, expand its portfolio and made an effort to create more affordable housing and help low-income Americans and underserved minorities achieve homeownership.“Fannie Mae is an instrument for improving the opportunities for Americans that is almost unrivaled,” Johnson told the New York Times in 1997.Johnson continued to play an active role in politics as he helped shape a 1992 law, the Housing and Community Development Act, which was signed by President George H.W. Bush with the assistance of lobbyists representing Fannie Mae. At the same time that Johnson was chairman of Fannie Mae, he also chaired the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Brookings Institution think tank. President Bill Clinton’s deputy of staff, Harold M. Ickes, dubbed Johnson “the chairman of the universe.”Johnson did not end his career as a business leader after he retired from Fannie Mae in 1998. He would then go on to serve on the boards of several large companies, such as Goldman Sachs, UnitedHealth Group, KB Home and Target. He also served as chairman of a private-equity firm called Perseus as well as chairman for the advisory council of the Stanford Center on Longevity. Previous: Q3 Foreclosure Starts Have Decreased Most in These Cities Next: New-Home Construction in Areas at Risk of Wildfire Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

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‘More needs to be done’ to find source of Covid-19 infections

first_img Previous articleFianna Fail ministers set to turn down pay riseNext articleCarndonagh Garda Station included in new capital budget plan News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows By News Highland – February 28, 2021 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Twitter ‘More needs to be done’ to find source of Covid-19 infections Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img A public health expert says more needs to be done to find the source of Covid-19 infections.738 new cases of the virus have been confirmed and 13 more patients have died.33 new cases were reported in Donegal with the incidence rate rising to 191.DCU Professor Anthony Staines says the Government must put more resources into contact tracing.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/staines1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebooklast_img read more

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Is NHS occupational health at breaking point?

first_img Peter Byrne/PA Wire/PA Images An NHS England consultation on how to spend extra funding announced by the government last summer has cast a spotlight on the intense funding and capacity constraints NHS occupational health and occupational medicine practitioners are working under. Nic Paton investigates.The NHS may be celebrating its 70th anniversary this year but, as highlighted in last month’s edition of Occupational Health and Wellbeing, a dire warning from leading occupational and occupational health practitioners has questioned how long NHS occupational health services can be sustained against the backdrop of the NHS’ ongoing funding crisis.Ironically, the joint submission by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Society of Occupational Medicine and NHS Health at Work Network was made as part of a consultation process carried out by NHS England following the government’s announcement in June of a five-year funding plan.Related storiesNHS England extends mental health support for doctorsNHS set to get tough on flu vaccination of frontline staffTwo in five GPs plan to quit by 2022 amid workload concernsThe consultation Developing the long-term plan for the NHS, which ran from August to September, was designed to help NHS England formulate a plan as how best to spend this extra money.However, the submission makes it clear that NHS occupational health and occupational medicine still faces a hugely challenging operational, capacity and financial environment.So, what do the three bodies say, and what does their submission tell us about the current state of NHS occupational health and occupational medicine provision?The submission, first, provides a valuable snapshot into the sort of numbers that need to be supported within the NHS, and the capacity available to deliver this.The NHS workforce in England is currently 1.2 million directly employed staff, it highlights, with 7,454 GP practices in England, 174, 000 GPs and employed staff. There are 24,000 dentists plus dental nurses and other employed staff.“All these staff should have access to occupational health (OH) services, as recommended by NHS Employers, but current provision is not uniform and standards are not mandated,” the submission points out.“The majority of NHS OH services are in-house, based in one NHS trust but often providing to other trusts and to primary care and dental practices. There are 135 in-house NHS OH services in England, most (120) belong to the NHS Health at Work Network, which seeks to raise standards and share best practice. 39 NHS trusts outsource their OH provision to external, non-NHS, providers,” it adds.Return on investment of NHS OHThese services, it argues, provide a significant return-on-investment (ROI), citing research by Dr Julia Smedley demonstrating a 4 x ROI in a peer-reviewed account of a case management approach to facilitate rehabilitation and early return to work in the OH department at University Hospitals Southampton.It also cites the 2009 Boorman Review, which indicated a £2.5-£5 ROI for each £1 spent on OH services for NHS staff. “NHS figures suggest an average per capita spend of £93 on OH but this figure is neither accurate nor optimal. Comparisons are difficult because investment in related services, e.g. access to physiotherapy and counselling is not included as part of the reported OH budget in all trusts. An average per capita spend does not necessarily indicate that the level of investment is optimal,” the submission highlights.The core functions of an NHS occupational health service should be, it argues:prevention of ill health caused or exacerbated by work;timely intervention, facilitating easy and early treatment of the main causes of sickness absence in the NHS;rehabilitation to help staff stay at work or return to work after illness;health assessments for work supporting organisations to manage attendance, retirement and related matters;promotion of health and wellbeing using work as a means of improving health and wellbeing and using the workplace to promote health; andteaching and training promoting the health and wellbeing approach amongst staff and managers.These functions should be delivered by, it argues:organisational involvement, for example infection prevention and control, health and safety, workforce and organisational development, contributing to policies, research and practice which maximise staff health, wellbeing and “good” work; anddirect clinical contacts between the OH team and individual members of staff or students.The submission also argues that all NHS trusts should access their OH support from fully accredited services, especially SEQOHS accreditation. Currently, however, only 86 NHS in-house services have SEQOHS accreditation, it points out.Key recommendationsSo what, then, do the three bodies want to see change?First, given that the consultation is all about cash, it is perhaps unsurprising that a call for a slice of this extra money is key.As the submission says: “We call for investment in OH services, ensuring that all NHS staff and organisations have access to OH delivered by a multidisciplinary team, ideally with clinical leadership from an accredited specialist in occupational medicine.“OH services to NHS staff cannot be sustained against a background of annual reductions in funding, top-sliced for cost improvement. Continual reduction in NHS OH budgets within trusts is reducing staff health and wellbeing,” it adds.It then highlights the serious capacity challenge currently facing the profession within the NHS. “There is a serious shortage of specialists in occupational medicine – numbers of NHS consultants have declined from 80 to 60 over the past two years,” it says.The submission also calls for “core OH functions to be provided to all NHS staff to a standard which meets SEQOHS accreditation, as recommended by NHS Employers but never enforced by NHS England.”It then calls for further investigation to be done in the shape of a fuller workforce survey across NHS OH “to identify and understand the current skill mix and an academic study to look at the optimal funding for OH to give the best ROI.”The submission calls for all healthcare professionals to “recognise the value of occupational medicine and consider the interrelationship between work and health during consultations with working-age patients. Knowledge of occupational health enriches these consultations giving GPs, other doctors and health professionals a better understanding of how to meet the needs of their patients.”It adds: “We believe that the importance of work and an understanding of the relationship between work and health should be built into every stage of medical education and training, and be a fundamental in the curriculum delivered to all student health and social care professionals.“Work should be recognised as a positive clinical outcome, with return to work recorded as a clinical end point and included in measures of performance. Keeping people in well-designed jobs, promoting good physical activity and mental health, has a positive impact, enhancing the health of the NHS workforce and also the general population,” it says.Role of primary careFinally, the submission highlighted the important role of primary care within occupational health and return to work. As it states: “We acknowledge that the GP surgery is often the first point of call when an employee is unwell. We recognise that it doesn’t necessarily need to be a GP who goes through the fit note with the patient. We agree that a range of health practitioners, not just GPs, could potentially take on a role in certification.“The crucial requirement is that they should first have undertaken training and demonstrated the competencies required for this role, including an understanding of the principles of assessment of fitness for work and facilitating return to work, with reasonable adjustments if appropriate. We support the work of the joint WHU at DH and DWP [Work and Health Unit at the Department of Health and Social Care and Department for Work and Pensions] in exploring a competency framework for the extension of fit note certification,” it says.Beyond this, the submission calls for a best practice model to be developed that “would include a health professional with training in OH, such as the diploma in occupational medicine, linked to every GP surgery/confederation.”And it concludes that: “There should be a stepped system of access to further specialist OH assessment and advice, including referral to accredited specialists in occupational medicine for those with complex problems.”Of course, whether this aspiration or, indeed, any of the recommendations on the profession’s wish-list get taken on board remains an open question at time of writing. But at the very least, there has been a strong case made for greater investment in, and more recognition of, occupational health and occupational medicine within the NHS going forward.References‘FOM responds to future of NHS consultation’, 28 September 2018, http://www.fom.ac.uk/press-releases/fom-responds-to-future-of-nhs-consultationDeveloping the long-term plan for the NHS, NHS England, 24 August, 2018, https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/consultation/developing-the-long-term-plan-for-the-nhs/Prime Minister sets out 5-year NHS funding plan Department of Health and Social Care, Treasury, Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt, 19 June 2018, https://www.gov.uk/government/news/prime-minister-sets-out-5-year-nhs-funding-planNHS Health and Wellbeing: final report 2009 (The Boorman Review), http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130124052412/http://www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/documents/digitalasset/dh_108907.pdfSmedley J, et al. Evaluation of a case management service to reduce sickness absence. Occup Med (Lond). 2013 Mar; 63(2): 89–95. Published online January 30, 2013, doi:  10.1093/occmed/kqs223 and available at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3633198/Cuts are putting a question-mark over future of NHS occupational health, Personnel Today, October 03, 2018, https://www.personneltoday.com/hr/cuts-are-putting-a-question-mark-over-future-of-nhs-occupational-health-leading-bodies-warn/  Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Excellent summary of the issues, challenges and direction for inward investment for a return. Couldn’t be more timely with every major health and care sector seeing burnout and retention issues. One Response to Is NHS occupational health at breaking point? 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Cleveland Browns coach defends quarterback Baker Mayfield’s comments about former head coach

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailartisteer/iStock/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) — Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens stood up for his quarterback on Thursday, defending Baker Mayfield’s comments about former Browns head coach Hue Jackson.“I promise you this,” Kitchens told reporters on Thursday, “Baker’s not going to blow smoke up anybody’s [expletive].” “So if he said it, that’s what he feels,” Kitchens continued. “And I’m standing behind Baker Mayfield.”Earlier in the week, the Browns rookie quarterback took issue with Jackson accepting a job with the division rival Cincinnati Bengals so soon after he was fired in Cleveland. He also posted an Instagram response calling the former head coach “fake.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. November 29, 2018 /Sports News – National Cleveland Browns coach defends quarterback Baker Mayfield’s comments about former head coach Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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