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11/08/2020
Source: Department of Health (DH)
Today the Prime Minister will confirm 117 Trusts will be allocated share of £300 million to upgrade A&E facilities New funding will help the NHS prepare for winter and the risk from further outbreaks of coronavirus
10/08/2020
Source: Department of Health (DH)
NHS Test and Trace and Public Health England will extend its partnership with local authorities to reach more people testing positive and their contacts
31/07/2020
Source: GOV.UK
PHE calls for people to be tick aware as the first case of a babesiosis is diagnosed in England
30/07/2020
Source: WHO
Everything you need to know before you travel internationally
27/07/2020
Source: GOV.UK
New package of measures and 'Better Health' campaign announced to help people lose weight
20/07/2020
Update on a team of scientists at Oxford University’s Jenner Institute and Oxford Vaccine Group next step towards the discovery of a safe, effective and accessible vaccine against coronavirus.
14/07/2020
Source: WHO
As one deadly disease spreads throughout the world, immunization efforts must continue to prevent outbreaks of other diseases With the risk of other health services being scaled back during the COVID-19 pandemic the risk of further outbreaks of infectious diseases grows and this could have a devastating impact on child mortality This article provides some examples of how countries are working to achieve or maintain high vaccination coverage in the midst of the global pandemic.
07/07/2020
Source: WHO
WHO experts will travel to China to work together with their Chinese counterparts to prepare scientific plans for identifying the zoonotic source of the SARS-COV-2 virus. The experts will develop the scope and TOR for a WHO-led international mission
06/07/2020
Source: GOV.UK
The majority of children currently considered extremely clinical vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19) will be able to be removed from the shielded patient list
03/07/2020
Source: GOV.UK
Staff and residents in care homes for over 65s and those with dementia will receive regular coronavirus tests from next week as part of a new social care testing strategy
02/07/2020
Source: GOV.UK
Executive Chair of NHS Test and Trace encourages public, businesses and organisations to “play their part in new national effort” by providing names and phone numbers with venues and businesses they visit from this Saturday
02/07/2020
Source: GOV.UK
Executive Chair of NHS Test and Trace encourages public, businesses and organisations to “play their part in new national effort” by providing names and phone numbers with venues and businesses they visit from this Saturday
23/06/2020
Source: WHO
On Olympic Day, 23 June 2020, the International Olympic Committee and WHO together with the United Nations launch a partnership to encourage individuals and communities around the world to be #HEALTHYTogether. The three partners and Olympic athletes will spotlight the global collaboration needed to stay healthy and reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19
19/06/2020
Source: GOV.UK
An update from the CMOs for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on the alert level in the The Joint Biosecurity Centre has recommended that the COVID-19 alert level should move from Level 4 (A COVID-19 epidemic is in general circulation; transmission is high or rising exponentially) to Level 3 (A COVID-19 epidemic is in general circulation) The CMOs for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have reviewed the evidence and agree with this recommendation to move to Level 3 across the UK.
18/06/2020
Source: Department of Health (DH)
The government has announced the next phase of development in building an app that supports the end-to-end NHS Test and Trace service.