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New Zealand unites against COVID-19

New Zealand unites against COVID-19

HEQ explores the success of New Zealand’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. As of 4 August, New Zealand had reported a total of 1,217...
Drug policy reform group urges Home Office to reschedule psilocybin

Drug policy reform group urges Home Office to reschedule psilocybin

The Conservative Drug Policy Reform Group (CDPRG) has published a new report with the Adam Smith Institute outlining the potential medical benefits of psilocybin...
Welsh NHS receives £800m in preparation for second COVID-19 wave

Welsh NHS receives £800m in preparation for second COVID-19 wave

Welsh Ministers have announced a new stabilisation package of £800m that will help support preparations for a second wave of COVID-19. The new fund will...
Nursing and midwifery in the time of COVID-19

Nursing and midwifery in the time of COVID-19

The UK’s Nursing and Midwifery Council speaks to HEQ about the pandemic and the future. In 2020, the International Year of the Nurse and the...
WHO: “The pandemic does not mean life has to stop”

WHO: “The pandemic does not mean life has to stop”

WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus addresses the pandemic, discussing risk, long term care, and a new behavioural science advisory group. On 30 July...
Scotland secures an extra £50m social care funding for COVID-19

Scotland secures an extra £50m social care funding for COVID-19

The Scottish social care sector has secured an extra £50m in funding to help with COVID-19 related costs. An agreement between Convention of Scottish Local...
The European Commission and COVID-19

The European Commission and COVID-19

What is the European Commission doing to address the COVID-19 pandemic? In March, in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19, the European Commission established...
Telehealth and mental health in lockdown

Telehealth and mental health in lockdown

Jo Hillier, Digital Clinical Lead at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, speaks with HEQ about digital remote mental health support provision during the pandemic. Health...
Rising to the challenge of patient safety in a new era

Rising to the challenge of patient safety in a new era

Proactive patient safety and risk prevention are key to helping healthcare organisations surveil and mitigate global and local risks. Currently, the world is in crisis...
How can EU health policy better address COVID-19?

How can EU health policy better address COVID-19?

Dr Paul De Raeve, General Secretary of the European Federation of Nurses Associations, explores how the COVID-19 outbreak has highlighted the need for a...
COVID-19 Law Lab: policy and law to protect health and wellbeing

COVID-19 Law Lab: policy and law to protect health and wellbeing

The newly launched COVID-19 Law Lab initiative is aiming to ensure that laws protect the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities and that...
Medical Psychedelics Working Group to campaign for drug rescheduling 

Medical Psychedelics Working Group to campaign for drug rescheduling 

The Medical Psychedelics Working Group has now been launched in the UK to campaign for the rescheduling of all psychedelic drugs for research and...

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