Correspondence: Statement from the Secretary of State on the Clinician Pension Tax Scheme

first_imgThis statement confirms in relation to the NHS in England that the contractual commitments being entered into to make payments to clinicians affected by annual allowance pension tax will be honoured when clinicians retire.NHS England has set up special arrangements under which certain clinicians who provide services to the NHS and incur annual allowance tax charges as a result of their continued membership of any NHS pension scheme in 2019/20 (the Tax Charge): will be able to look to the NHS Pension Scheme to pay those tax charges under the Scheme Pays arrangements will receive additional payments in the future to compensate for any reduction in such payments as a result of the payment by NHS Pensions of the Tax Charge under the Scheme Pays ruleslast_img read more


first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: I have been contacted by a few parents who are keen to train again now that the kiddies are back in school/crèche/playschool, I will be running a 10am version of my Better Bodies Challenge from the 22nd of September, as well as the usual 7pm class.Many “new mammies” want to know when it is safe to begin training again. Every lady is different but here are some guidelines.If you have been cleared for exercise by your G.P, or if you want further advice, please contact me through the link below. Firstly, if you have recently given birth, congratulations! As a parent, I can happily say that being a parent is the most demanding, exhausting and yet wonderful job in the world. Nothing is more awe-inspiring than a baby.The type of birth you had will determine when you are able to safely return/begin an exercise program.If you have had an uncomplicated natural delivery, the general guideline is that it is safe to begin 6 weeks after delivery.If it is not your first child and you have been active throughout the pregnancy it is generally safe to return when you feel ready. If you had a C-section or a complicated birth you will have to be checked and cleared by a medical professional before you can begin an exercise programme.Please ensure that if you are using a gym or trainer, it is essential that you inform them of your situation.There are numerous benefits to exercising after pregnancy.Here are some benefits taken from the ‘Mayo Clinic’“Promote weight loss, particularly when combined with reduced calorie intake Improve your cardiovascular fitnessRestore muscle strength and toneCondition your abdominal musclesBoost your energy levels Improve your moodRelieve stressHelp prevent and promote recovery from postpartum depression”Better yet, including physical activity in your daily routine helps you set a positive example for your child now and in the years to come.When returning to exercise after childbirth the best way is to start slow and slowly build up the duration and intensity of the routine.Walking with the buggy is a great way to start; Getting out of the house, clearing your head and using the resistance that the buggy provides to work your legs, arms and core.Why not get a few friends or new mothers involved and create a social circle to support and encourage each other?After GP approval, also consider these specific exercises for the core.The Pelvic tiltThe Kegel exerciseThe contraction of the abdominal muscles is an effective way to begin strengthening your core after pregnancy.While some mothers might start moving around within just days of giving birth, don’t expect to resume your old level of exercise right away.In most cases, your joints and ligaments will be looser than usual following birth, which could lead to diminished coordination and potential falls.Consider these guidelines from the ‘Mayo Clinic’ when undertaking an exercise routine;“Take time to warm up and cool down.Begin slowly and increase your pace gradually.Drink plenty of fluids.Wear a supportive bra.Avoid excessive fatigue.Stop exercising if you feel pain.”Being the parent to a new baby is pretty exhausting.Lack of sleep, hormonal changes, tiredness and bad eating patterns can make the thought of exercise seem like a distant memory.Try and have some support in place that you can tap into whenever you want to engage in physical activity.Seek the support of your partner, family and friendsSome days you might simply feel too tired for a full workout.That doesn’t mean that you should put physical activity on the back burner, however.Instead, do what you can.Try to schedule time for physical activity.Exercise with a friend to stay motivated.Include your baby, either in a buggy while you walk or lying next to you on the floor while you do abdominal exercises.Remember, exercise after pregnancy might not be easy — but it can do wonders for your well-being, as well as give you the energy you need to care for yourself and your baby.#TrainSmart RUSHE: RETURNING TO EXERCISE AFTER BIRTH was last modified: September 7th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Birthemmet rusheexerciselast_img read more

Patsy McGonagle steps down as Irish Athletics Team Manager

first_imgPatsy McGonagle today announced that he is stepping down as team manager to the Irish Athletics team, 25 years after first managing the team at the World Junior Championships in Seoul, South Korea.During the quarter of a century at the helm of the national team, the Donegal man oversaw unprecedented success including Irish athletes winning 2 Olympic medals, 9 World Championship medals and 27 European Championships medals.A graduate of St Mary’s College of Physical Education in London in 1972, the Ballybofey man was one of the early pioneers of full time PE teachers in Ireland. It was from this base that saw McGonagle selected to manage the national team on a record 68 occasions including 4 Olympic Games, 6 World and 6 European Athletics Championships.These experiences saw him manage Irish teams on 4 continents and in 28 countries.To give his time at the helm some context, only one man, Jack Charlton, has managed the Irish football team on more occasions while similarly only one man, Eddie O’Sullivan, has managed the Irish rugby team more regularly.Although McGonagle was recently re-offered the post by Athletics Ireland until Tokyo 2020, after careful consideration he felt the time was right to step aside and allow new blood to take over the duties. “It was a huge honour for me, especially being from rural Ireland in Donegal, to have been appointed to manage the National team on so many occasions” said McGonagle.Tori Pena & Irish Team Manager Patsy Mc Gonagle at the European Cup Team Championships Dublin. Photo By Kieran Carlin“I was always so proud to wear the Irish tracksuit and to fly the Irish flag abroad at major athletics event and I am forever indebted to the Irish athletes I managed who put in so much effort to represent their country with such distinction abroad at the highest levels“I have so many highlights – the Olympic medals won by Sonia O’Sullivan in Sydney 2000 & Rob Heffernan in London 2012 and the World & European Championships championship medals also won by Olive Loughnane, David Gillick, Derval O’Rourke, James Nolan, and more recently from Mark English from my own county and Ciara Mageean.”“I never tired of seeing the Irish flag raised for a medal ceremony and hearing Amhrán na bhFiann being played in stadiums around the world.”Following his last selection as team manager at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 in August, he has been approached by numerous people to record the many stories he has lived through and is currently considering compiling them for a book. His experiences building the Finn Valley Athletics Club into a world class community sports facility, in addition to a lifetime spent working at the highest levels of sport encompassing training the Donegal football team in their golden era in the 90s and noughties as well as being an Commandment in the FCA and founding member of Donegal County Board in the late 60s would all make for a fascinating book from the straight-talking Donegal man.Patsy in Moscow with gold medal winner Rob HeffernanAfter 25 years managing Irish Athletics Teams he is probably the longest serving Irish Team Manager in any Sport.He will continue to devote his energy to his beloved Finn Valley Athletics Centre and has plans to expand the facilities beyond the existing athletics track, swimming pool, astro turf, and indoor facilities in what is a great example of coordinated sports facilities for the community.Patsy McGonagle steps down as Irish Athletics Team Manager was last modified: October 28th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Athletics IrelandBallybofeyFinn Valley ACOlympic Gamespatsy mcgonaglelast_img read more