July 2020 Staff Newsletter

Sarcoma Awareness month

For those administering care to sarcoma
patients, Sarcoma Awareness Month is occurring across July. Starting on July 1st,
there will be a number of events under worldwide health that focus on Sarcomas.
These are rare cancers that can develop in the cartilage tendons, blood vessels
and fatty tissues. They can affect the legs, arms and truck and they can also
appear in the stomach.

Bone sarcomas and other forms of sarcomas
can affect people of any age and they can often require care professionals to
manage as they worsen. With 10 people diagnosed with sarcoma every day, this
represents 1% of the total cancer diagnosis across the country.

A greater awareness for this condition and
improved training for care can make you a more versatile care giver.

World youth skills day

The youth of the UK are 3 times more likely
to be out of a job over adult workers. What often happens with younger workers
is that they are exposed to lower quality of jobs, larger labour market
inequalities and more insecure transitions from their education into the job
market. Rather than working under temporary contracts or undertaking part time
jobs, world youth skills day will highlight the best new training programs for
secure career paths for youths across the nation.

At this event, you may have the option to
sign up for a wealth of educational resources and find out more about the
event, how to undertake the programs and more. On this day we highlight a
commitment to helping young people access training programs and improve their

Coronavirus fears: Why people aren’t calling 999

There are rampant fears associated with
calling 999 or going to a hospital these days. Ambulance calls are down by 35%
across the nation and this is causing a spike in many people over the age of 65
dying at home of stroke and other conditions.

Many people are avoiding calling 999
because they don’t want to burden the already taxed system. They also don’t
want to be exposed to the virus during their time in the hospital. As a result
of this change in ideology, stroke deaths are up by 54% in the home compared to
the 5 year average.

Regardless of the current feelings towards
the healthcare system, emergency department and more, it is crucial that you
call an ambulance when you notice the signs of a stroke. The signs of a stroke
may start with facial numbness, arm paralysis, speech problems and more.
Spotting these early signs can save lives and accessing timely care is crucial.
If you think you are having a stroke or you recognize the signs of a stroke,
call 999.

Looking for a new plan in social care?

44,000 people have signed a petition asking
for social care to be considered for NHS compensation. With focus into the
school system and national healthcare service, social care is not being visited
at a nationwide level. Many MPS are suggesting that social care is highly
important to national health. Long term support systems for social care can be
crucial to making sure workers can access the compensation they deserve and so
that everyone can feel more secure in the job market.

As the newest manifesto for NHS
compensation and support is examined, it will be interesting to see if social
care is brought into policy inclusions as well. 

Coronavirus updates

Restrictions are beginning to open up in July
with coronavirus with people in the UK able to go on European holidays in the
near future. Face coverings have become compulsory in shops across the UK. The
end of June saw some of the most promising numbers regarding Coronavirus
related deaths with values down significantly on the start of the month.

As we see new restrictions lifted, we still
see many businesses and events that have been challenging, from pub reopening’s
to football game celebrations, citizens of the UK are finding it difficult to
stay distanced and manage restrictions. As more businesses open and more events
take place, it will be interesting to see where the numbers fall for Coronavirus
in August. Overall, we are seeing positive strides forward with reduced fatalities
and infection rates.