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People with dementia and carers harmed by COVID-19 social cuts

People with dementia and carers harmed by COVID-19 social cuts

New research from the University of Liverpool has quantified the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the availability of social support, finding that the...
European Health Forum: recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic

European Health Forum: recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic

A huge challenge lies ahead if Europe is to be successful in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, say experts at the 2020 European Health...
Improvements to EU worker safety against cancer-causing chemicals

Improvements to EU worker safety against cancer-causing chemicals

The European Commission has proposed to improve workers safety by limiting their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals. Around 120,000 work-related cancer cases and 80,000 cancer-related deaths...
Brits demand more mental health services after COVID-19

Brits demand more mental health services after COVID-19

A new YouGov survey has revealed that British citizens are demanding better access to mental health and counselling services following the COVID-19 pandemic. The NHS...
New framework will accelerate global public health efforts

New framework will accelerate global public health efforts

The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF have signed a new collaborative framework which will accelerate joint public health efforts that support vulnerable and marginalised...
WHO calls on governments to address safety threats to health workers

WHO calls on governments to address safety threats to health workers

The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on governments and health care leaders to address persistent threats to the health and safety of health...
Mental health problems and burnout among healthcare workers

Mental health problems and burnout among healthcare workers

A recent report has shown that mental health problems and burnout are prevalent among healthcare workers. The report, published in July by The Society of...
Supporting the NHS through winter and beyond

Supporting the NHS through winter and beyond

In this article, David Hare, Chief Executive of the Independent Healthcare Providers Network, discusses the need for NHS support in preparation for the winter. With...
Sheffield care home sector receives continued financial support

Sheffield care home sector receives continued financial support

Care homes in Sheffield, UK, under the most financial pressure will continue to receive financial support from Sheffield City Council. Sheffield City Council has shared...
BMJ says social distancing rules are based on outdated science

BMJ says social distancing rules are based on outdated science

Experts at The British Medical Journal (BMJ) argue that current social distancing rules of one or two metres are based on outdated science and...
BAME babies receive £3.3m funding for a healthy start in life

BAME and deprived communities receive healthy start funding

A new, multi million pound funding package will benefit BAME and deprived communities to help give babies the best chance at a healthy start...
Row of blue European Union flags in Brussels. The blue flags have twelve yellow stars depicting the original number of member states

Using Horizon 2020 as a platform for healthcare innovation

More than €10bn of funding is available to help innovators across the European Union meet their specific health research and needs. Horizon 2020 is the...
Investigation launched after Home Office psilocybin rescheduling response

Investigation launched after Home Office psilocybin rescheduling response

MP Crispin Blunt has launched an economic investigation following the Home Office’s response to the recent call for the rescheduling of psilocybin. The non-profit Conservative...
PHE to be replaced with National Institute for Health Protection

PHE to be replaced with National Institute for Health Protection

Today, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced the scrapping of Public Health England (PHE) and its replacement with the National Institute for Health...
BMA survey shows doctors’ low confidence for NHS return to normal

BMA survey shows doctors’ low confidence for NHS return to normal

A new survey from the British Medical Association (BMA) has shown that NHS doctors have low confidence that the NHS will return to normal...
£5m to tackle loneliness, improve wellbeing and recovery from COVID-19

£5m to tackle loneliness, improve wellbeing and recovery from COVID-19

Funding of £5m has been awarded to The National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP) to help maintain people's health and wellbeing following the COVID-19...
NHS Scotland £53m vital PPE deal to create 200 jobs

NHS Scotland £53m vital PPE deal to create 200 jobs

A £53m deal has been struck that will see vital PPE equipment manufactured for NHS Scotland – creating 200 new jobs. The First Minister for...
UK government to record COVID-19 deaths with new methodology

UK government to record COVID-19 deaths with new methodology

Today, the publication of daily data on coronavirus deaths will resume using a new methodology to calculate the figures. Following a review by Public Health...

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