Resurgence in webcam scam fooling Plymouth “work from home” staff

Authored by News Desk

A clever online scam that’s been around for years has seen a resurgence in Plymouth in the last few weeks – because everyone’s using their webcams more.

The so-called “sextortion” scam fools staff into thinking they’ve been filmed by their own webcam while visiting adult websites.

Some choose to pay up to £1,000 in Bitcoin to prevent the videos being released.


Initiative boosts healthcare workers’ morale and supports local business

Authored by Mary

An initiative to boost staff morale during the COVID-19 crisis has been introduced by Care UK, which runs Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre in a bid to support local businesses as many battle huge uncertainty under the current circumstances.

Colleagues at Peninsula NHS Treatment are contributing to the fight against COVID-19 by providing additional support University Hospitals Plymouth...

Minister's message to BHS staff

Authored by News Desk

Anna Soubry, Minister of State (Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise) for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, has delivered the government's stance on the plight facing British Home Stores staff.

She delivered the following statement to the House of Commons:

"This is obviously a very difficult time for all the employees, somewhere between 8,500...

Pregnancy research at Derriford in international spotlight

Authored by Mary

Researchers at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust have played a key role in two major, national trials which will change treatment for mothers-to-be.

The results of the trials have been published in international journals within days of each other.

The OPPTIMUM study was published in The Lancet at the weekend and The 35/39 Trial was published in the New England Journal of Medicine (...

No Christmas cheer for a quarter of UK workers

Authored by Mary

The festive season is almost upon us, and office workers around the UK may face some disappointment in the workplace, as 27% of people are doubtful they’ll be able to get the time off work they need to enjoy the Christmas holidays.

Office supply company, Viking, surveyed 1,500 office workers to investigate one of the most contentious aspects HR departments have to face: taking time off...

Employees leave for better work life balance

Authored by Mary

The number one reason people leave their jobs is to seek out opportunities with a better work life balance, reveals new research from leading recruitment specialist Robert Half UK.

With unique access to employees when they leave a company via exit interviews, nearly a third (30%) of HR directors identified the attraction of a better work life balance is what really drives people to...

Family thank hospital staff

Authored by Sarah Parker

The family of a patient who died have paid a visit to staff on the Planned Investigation Unit (PIU) and Hound Ward, to thank them for the excellent care received whilst in hospital.

Roma Banks, who passed in April 2015, spent a lot of time at Derriford Hospital and her husband, Tony Banks, and her daughters wanted to show their appreciation and present staff with two large cakes as a...

Politeness could be costing businesses money

Authored by Mary

Research released today reveals that over politeness in the workplace could be detrimental to Plymouth businesses.

The research conducted by online expenses management provider, webexpenses, found that a staggering 82% of office-based business managers claim that being too polite could be costing their organisation money.

When asked if they were too polite when managing...

Theatres and critical care showcase career opportunities

Authored by Mary

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is hosting an Open Day on Saturday 7th March, for experienced and newly qualified nurses and operating department practitioners that are looking at a career in theatres or Critical Care.

The day will include talks from speakers from all areas, introducing the day and the opportunities available. There will also be areas set up with information about the...

Forums provide valuable support to NHS staff

Authored by Sarah Parker

Creating a culture of compassionate care is the driver behind a scheme providing support to NHS staff.

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust has been named as one of 100 organisations to have signed up to Schwartz Rounds.

The national scheme, which was set up by the Point of Care Foundation following the Sir Robert Francis’ Inquiry, aims to help foster a culture of compassionate patient...


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