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Regular COVID-19 testing in care homes to be rolled out this week

Regular COVID-19 testing in care homes to be rolled out this week

The UK Government is to roll out regular COVID-19 testing for care home staff and residents this week. Care home staff will be tested weekly,...
Horizon Europe to boost health innovation for vulnerable populations

Horizon Europe to boost health innovation for vulnerable populations

A budget €100bn is being proposed for Horizon Europe, with funds allocated for health support for vulnerable populations, such as the elderly, very young,...
WHO: reducing disease inequality with vaccine funding

WHO: reducing disease inequality with vaccine funding

The World Health Organization has welcomed crucial new funding for vaccines across the globe that it says will help in the fight against COVID-19,...
‘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...
EIT Health awards UK and Irish startups to assist healthcare in Europe

EIT Health awards UK and Irish startups to assist healthcare in Europe

EIT Health has awarded €40,000 each in funding to UK and Irish startups that will develop tools and services to assist healthcare in Europe. The...
UN gives recommendations on mental health support following COVID-19

UN gives recommendations on mental health support following COVID-19

COVID-19 is a physical health crisis that is straining healthcare systems across the globe, however, it is also having a severe impact on mental...
Discover the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Fund

Discover the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Fund

The World Health Organization has set up a COVID-19 Solidarity Fund to help countries across the world respond to the crisis. Citizens and businesses across...
Local authorities to work with NHS to contain COVID-19 infections

Local authorities to work with NHS to contain COVID-19 infections

Local UK authorities will work alongside the NHS and stakeholders to develop tailored outbreak control plans in a bid to contain COVID-19 infections. Local authorities...
Healthcare professionals need adequate PPE to treat COVID-19 patients

Healthcare professionals need adequate PPE to treat COVID-19 patients

We cannot expect healthcare professionals to treat COVID-19 patients without adequate personal protective equipment (PPE), an expert has wrote. Writing in the Journal of Medical...
European Commission adds €122m for COVID-19 research and innovation

European Commission adds €122m for COVID-19 research and innovation

The European Commission has mobilised another €122m from its research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, for urgently needed research into COVID-19. The new call for expressions...
What is included in the the UK’s £600m Infection Control package?

What is included in the the UK’s £600m infection control package?

Last week UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, pledged a £600m infection control package for care homes. The ringfenced infection control package, introduced to tackle the...
UK Government pledges £600m for infection control in care homes

UK Government pledges £600m for infection control in care homes

Boris Johnson has today pledged £600m in funding for infection control in care homes. Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions today, the British Prime Minister, Boris...

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