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18/10/2020
Source: GOV.UK
New Public Health England research suggests that people infected with both viruses between January and April were more at risk of severe illness and death
28/09/2020
Source: Department of Health (DH)
From the 28th September, people in England will be required by law to self-isolate if they test positive or are contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
28/09/2020
Source: Department of Health (DH)
Large stockpiles in place for items such as face masks, visors and gowns Almost three quarters of expected demand for PPE to be met by UK manufacturers from December The government has today published a new PPE strategy setting out a data-driven approach to building further resilience in the supply chain to respond to rising rates of coronavirus infection
27/09/2020
Source: Department of Health (DH)
People in England and Wales have given an overwhelming response to calls for them to download the new NHS COVID-19 app, with over 10 million people downloading it so far, 6 million of whom did so on its first day (Thursday 24 September). The app forms a central part of the NHS Test and Trace service in England and the NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect programme
23/09/2020
Source: Department of Health (DH)
The government has announced that adolescent boys will be offered the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine to protect them from cancer Boys aged between 12 and 13 in England will be given a vaccine to protect them against HPV-related cancers
22/09/2020
Source: GOV.UK
New Public Health England research suggests that people infected with both flu and coronavirus viruses between January and April were more at risk of severe illness and death This year, the programme is being expanded to help protect people from flu and ease pressure on the NHS and urgent care services. The health system is working to provide the free flu vaccine to 30 million people, the highest number on record.
18/09/2020
Source: WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF today signed a new collaborative framework which will accelerate joint public health efforts that put the most marginalized and vulnerable populations first
18/09/2020
Source: Department of Health (DH)
A new adult social care winter plan will aim to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in care settings throughout the winter months. It will include a new Chief Nurse for adult social care, free PPE and £546 million Infection Control Fund and a stop on all but essential movement of staff between care homes to prevent the spread of infection
05/09/2020
Source: Department of Health (DH)
250,000 clear face masks are to be delivered to frontline NHS and social care workers to support better care for people who use lip-reading and facial expressions to communicate
03/09/2020
Source: GOV.UK
A new £500 million funding package will be invested in next generation testing technology and increased testing capacity. It will include Saliva-based testing, Phase 2 of the no-swab saliva test, and continuation of the pilot of the rapid 20-minute test
02/09/2020
Source: GOV.UK
A significant increase in annual gonorrhoea diagnoses has prompted health officials to warn of the need to practise safe sex.
31/08/2020
Source: WHO
WHO to roll out learning and monitoring tools to improve service provision during pandemic following the results from a survey where data was collected from five regions over the initial coronavirus pandemic period (March to June 2020)which illustrated that almost every country (90%) experienced disruption to its health services, with low- and middle-income countries reporting the greatest difficulties
31/08/2020
Source: WHO
In recognising and addressing the needs of marginalised groups during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Athens is promoting health equity and building a more just city