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UK COVID-19 taskforce and testing to help care sector control infection

UK COVID-19 taskforce and testing will help care sector control infection

The UK Government has confirmed that a new social care sector taskforce has been set up, and testing is to be rolled out across...
More research is needed into COVID-19 dementia deaths

More research is needed into COVID-19 dementia deaths

More research is needed to see whether the increased number of deaths from dementia in the UK is linked to the COVID-19 virus. Two-thirds of...
Using Artificial Intelligence to determine COVID-19 severity

Using Artificial Intelligence to determine COVID-19 severity

New technologies are informing the response to COVID-19 across the world, and a new mobile phone app is now using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to...
Virtual infection control and mental health education

Virtual infection control and mental health education

The virtual Mental Health First Aid and Infection Control education courses have been created to help support people working or volunteering in the care...
COVID-19 telehealth adoption could reduce disparities in healthcare

COVID-19 telehealth adoption could reduce disparities in healthcare

Researchers have said that the novel coronavirus – COVID-19 – may change the way patients’ appointments are carried out in the future and reduce...
Developing new approaches to COVID-19 infection control and patient care

Developing new approaches to COVID-19 infection control and patient care

Physicians have put forward an approach to create dedicated COVID-19 patient units, infection control protocols, and care teams to help control the spread of...
Global Drug Survey shows COVID-19 surge in UK alcohol intake

Global Drug Survey shows COVID-19 surge in UK alcohol intake

A new, interim report from the Global Drug Survey has shown that more than half of British respondents have increased the number of days...
Controlling spread of COVID-19 infection indoors needs to be a priority

Controlling spread of COVID-19 infection indoors needs to be a priority

Experts have said that controlling the spread of the COVID-19 infection indoors should be ‘the next front of the battle against the virus’. Experts from...
Discover the latest development in telehealth delivery – smart glasses

Discover the latest development in telehealth delivery – smart glasses

The use of telehealth has boomed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is limiting face-to-face care across the globe. Now, researchers are...
Evidence on optimal use of PPE and physical distancing to stop COVID-19

Evidence on optimal use of PPE and physical distancing to stop COVID-19

A new, comprehensive review has provided evidence for the first time on the optimal use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and physical distancing to...
COVID-19 provides opportunity for digital innovation in diabetes care

COVID-19 provides opportunity for digital innovation in diabetes care

A new report has highlighted how COVID-19 is an opportunity for digital innovation in diabetes care. As the pandemic forces healthcare systems across the globe...
‘Deep concern’ over care home Infection Control package

‘Deep concern’ over care home Infection Control fund

The director of ADASS has warned of the ‘deep concern’ raised by confusion over the £600m Infection Control fund recently announced by the UK...

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