Monday, December 6, 2021

Tag: NHS

Silcock’s Winter Wonderland returns to Manchester

Silcocks wonderland returns to manchester
The UK’s largest indoor Christmas theme park is to return to Manchester next month, bringing more than 50 rides, live shows, stalls, games, and festive food to Event City from 4 December to 2 January.

Comment: Blackpool deckchairs / Hospitals can cope / Let the new wars begin

Comment 2740 Deckchairs - HMRC refund
After 21 years of fighting, the war with HMRC is drawing to a close. So what lessons should we learn from it all?

Off The Record: Road Sense!

OTR vaccination fears roadmap
Keir’s tears, vaccination fears, the roadmap to freedom and plaster casts of transgender sex workers - OTR gets to grips with some of the key talking points of the week.

Whitehouse Leisure raises over £10,000 for NHS Charities Together

Whitehouse Leisure,NHS Charities Together
Following the launch of its NHS “Thank You” bear and bag clip range last year, Whitehouse Leisure has raised over £10,000 for NHS Charities Together.

Independent pub chain offers up shuttered bars as vaccination centres

BrewDog vaccination centre offer
Once again, the team at BrewDog has shown the power of creative thinking, transforming a crisis into something of a gilt-edged opportunity and one which could benefit the wider population.

The underlying issues of problem gambling “can’t just be left to industry alone” to solve, says BGC chair

NHS problem gambling shouldn't be left to industry alone
Speaking at an industry webinar, Brigid Simmonds, chair of the Betting and Gaming Council, said it was clear that NHS centres had the proper scope to tackle the social and mental health issues that lead people to problem gambling - but added that treating such fundamental issues should not be left solely to the industry.

McArthur strikes conciliatory tone for Safer Gambling Week

Neil McArthur UKGC Gambling Commission Safer Gambling Week
The UKGC head honcho has acknowledged the challenges faced by operators throughout the pandemic, and said the industry’s commitment to social responsibility

Government’s new Covid-19 restrictions leave operators scratching their heads

Track and trace
A new raft of restrictions supposedly in service of preventing the spread of Coronavirus have demonstrated their irrelevance in how bewildering and unenforceable they are.

Paper track and trace carries data protection risks, says tech company

paper Test and trace NHS
A data software company has said that publicans may be opening themselves up to legal action by using pen and paper to take customers details as per the NHS’ Test & Trace programme.

Clacton Pier launches new NHS pusher

Clacton Pier NHS pusher
Clacton Pier has unveiled a new charity initiative in its amusement arcade, with all profit from one of its popular pushers going to support the NHS.

Intouch Games donates half a million to local NHS trust

Intouch Games nhs donation
With NHS staff across the country urgently in need of PPE, former jukebox manufacturer Simon Wilson has donated half a million pounds to the Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust in order to support its local hospital.

Clacton Pier announces NHS appreciation party

Clacton Pier NHS Party
Clacton Pier has announced it is planning a special appreciation party to thank NHS staff for their work during the Coronavirus crisis.

Grand Pier goes blue for NHS

Grand Pier Weston blue NHS
Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier has turned its illuminations NHS blue to demonstrate it support and appreciation of care staff on the frontline.

“If you need help, we’re listening,” says DCMS

Nigel Huddleston MP DCMS business support
The DCMS minister responsible for gambling has written to all industry stakeholders asking for “feedback and insight” as to the kind of business support they might require.

Industry manufacturer producing 5,000 face shields a week for healthcare staff

Innovative Technology PPE
Innovative Technology has repurposed its Oldham based facility to the production of PPE for frontline healthcare staff.

“Bingo is a community” – Glasgow Mecca leads local support

mecca bingo Glasgow
Staff at Mecca Bingo in Glasgow’s East End have teamed up with a number of local charities and organisations to help provide food and support to the area’s elderly and in need.

Thanking the NHS: Coney Beach to lay on special event for hospital staff

Coney Beach Porthcawl thanks NHS
Coney Beach Porthcawl will be paying a special thank you to local NHS staff and their families when lockdown is concluded. A special free day at the park will be arranged for the people on the front line of the coronavirus battle.

Mr P’s defer bill payments as banks come up short

Mr Ps Classic Amusements banks payments
Like every arcade in Britain, Mr P’s is closed for business but still has bills to pay after receiving little to no help from banks. Remaining positive, the operator advised its Facebook followers to stay home, and once it’s all over, to shop British

Off The Record

Off the record operator new normal
In this week’s thoughts from the front line, Coinslot’s mystery operator explores what’s meant by the new normal, questions the relevance of the 20 percent rule and asks why Home Secretary, Priti Patel always looks like she’s smirking.

Cooper and his Skegness team pay tribute to NHS staff

Tower Cinema Skegness NHS support
Charlton Cooper and his team at Teen Spirit were profiled recently by their local press for the support they’ve been giving to the campaign to help protect the NHS.

SilverTime set the standard with striking sign of support for the NHS

SilverTime NHS Support
Edward Reed, director of SilverTime, which boasts nine AGCs all situated in north west London, is putting his support of the NHS quite literally in the shop window.

Happidrome serves 400 ice creams to Southend NHS staff

Happidrome Arcade Southend on Sea
With no customers to serve in Southend-on-sea, Happidrome owner Martin Richardson delivered a little bit of the British seaside experience to local NHS..

Industry shows support for NHS workers

Clacton Pier NHS workers Support
A wave of amusement sites throughout the country have shown their support for NHS workers in recent days. Among those was Clacton Pier which turned..

Welsh holiday park beds given to local NHS staff

NHS Staff given beds Welsh holiday park
A Welsh holiday park owner has been praised for handing two holiday parks over to the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and local NHS..

UK government expands NHS problem gambling treatment

The UK government has announced a significant increase in problem gambling treatment funding as part of its ten year strategy for the NHS. The NHS Long Term Plan, announced on 7 January, outlined the provision of £2.3bn annually for mental health treatment by 2023, including dedicated problem gambling services. “There will be a new guarantee that investment in primary, community and...

Gambleaware to fund NHS treatment facility in Leeds

Marc-Etches, gambleaware, nhs
GambleAware has announced that it will commission a new NHS facility in Leeds to treat those recognised to have problems with gambling. The new clinic will be operated between Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and the GamCare Network and will be the second such venue funded by GambleAware. Marc Etches, chief executive of GambleAware commented: “The London clinic for...

Doctors prescribing bingo to reduce non-medical appointments

nhs, bingo, news,
GPs are prescribing activities such as bingo and dancing in a new pilot scheme to aid their workloads. In 37 practices across Croydon, the pilot scheme has seen doctors referring ‘frequent attendees’ to 112 activities including bingo, in an attempt to reduce ‘non-medical’ appointments. According to doctors, the scheme has seen a marked reduction in people using appointments for non-medical issue. Dr...

NHS calls on Premier League sponsors to back Gamble Aware

The NHS has criticised a number of English Premier League club sponsors for neglecting to donate to Gamble Aware as part of efforts to limit problem gambling. The rebuke follows the recent report revealing that neither Newcastle United partner Fun88 nor Everton sponsor SportPesa have contributed to the charity’s £10m annual target this year, along with six other top flight...

CHIPS chair gives independence to 12-year old Luton boy thanks to Cashino

Chips cashino
Thanks to the joint fundraising efforts of customers and staff at Cashino Bedford, 12-year old Jacey Woodland has been presented with a new powered wheelchair that will give him increased independence, and spend more time outdoors with family and friends. Jacey, who lives in Cockernhoe, Luton with his mum, Yvonne, his twin Jake and his two older brothers Sam 18,...