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Prioritise homeless for COVID-19 vaccine says JCVI

Prioritise homeless for COVID-19 vaccine says JCVI

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended that homeless people should be prioritised for a COVID-19 vaccine as many have underlying...
Cannabis medicine for refractory epileptics should be available on NHS

Cannabis medicine for refractory epileptics should be available on NHS

  In this article, Hannah Deacon, medical cannabis campaigner and Executive Director of the UK Medical Cannabis Clinicians’ Society discusses how access to Bedrolite is...
prioritising brain health

The importance of prioritising brain health

The European Brain Council’s Stephanie Kramer tells HEQ about collaboration, research and the need to support brain health. Brussels-based non-profit organisation the European Brain Council...
EU4Health programme welcomed by European Commission

EU4Health programme welcomed by European Commission

The European Commission has welcomed the adoption of the EU4Health programme following a vote of approval by the European Parliament. The adoption marks an important...
Call for evidence to improve health and care for UK women

Call for evidence to improve health and care for UK women

On International Women’s Day, the UK government is encouraging women to share their experiences of the health and care system in a bid to...
UK mental health support funding boost for children and young people

UK mental health support funding boost for children and young people

The UK is boosting mental health support for children and young people with £79m of funding. The UK government is providing mental health funding to...
UK provides £100m funding to help tackle obesity

UK provides £100m funding to help tackle obesity

People living with obesity are at greater risk of illness and death from COVID-19. To help tackle obesity in the UK, the government is...
New guidance for prevention and control of T-lymphotropic virus type 1

New guidance for prevention and control of T-lymphotropic virus type 1

A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) has put forward strategies for the global prevention and control of Human T-lymphotropic virus type...
UK people with learning disabilities to be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccine

UK people with learning disabilities to be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccine

Adults in the UK with severe learning disabilities are now to be prioritised for the COVID-19 vaccine following advice from the Joint Committee on...
World’s first COVID-19 vaccination compensation scheme launched

World’s first COVID-19 vaccination compensation scheme launched

The World Health Organization and Chubb Limited have agreed on a no-fault compensation scheme for COVID-19 vaccinations for low- and middle-income countries. The new programme...
Transforming healthcare by linking performance measures to quality and high value activity

Transforming healthcare by linking performance measures to quality and high value activity

Connect Health's Danielle Chulan discusses how healthcare services and patient care can be improved if commissioners link performance measures to quality and high value activity. 
Innovation, collaboration, and policy during COVID-19

Innovation, collaboration, and policy during COVID-19

Dr Britta Lassmann of the International Society for Infectious Diseases explores the role of digital innovation in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Britta Lassmann, interview...
All vulnerable adults in the UK now vaccinated against COVID-19

All vulnerable adults in the UK now vaccinated against COVID-19

More than 15.3 million vulnerable people in the UK – more than a quarter of all adults – have now been inoculated with their...
Governments must act on China's forced organ harvesting

Governments must act on China’s forced organ harvesting

In November 2020, the China Tribunal presented evidence of forced organ harvesting in the country to the UK Parliament’s newly formed China Research Group...
Clear Your Head: COVID-19 and mental health

Clear Your Head: COVID-19 and mental health

The Scottish government’s Clear Your Head campaign aims to provide help and support for people whose mental health has been affected by the COVID-19...
Vital need to put health at forefront of climate change policy

Vital need to put health at forefront of climate change policy

New modelling has revealed how adopting policies that are consistent with achieving the Paris Agreement and prioritise health could save millions of lives each...
Simulations reveal how air conditioning spreads COVID-19

Simulations reveal how air conditioning spreads COVID-19

A group of researchers have used advanced simulations to reveal how air conditioning contributes to the spread of COVID-19. Following a restaurant COVID-19 outbreak in...
Protecting health from radon exposure

Protecting health from radon exposure

A new survey from the World Health Organization has highlighted that countries still need to take action to mitigate the impacts of radon exposure. In...
UK helping indigenous communities protect ancient traditional medicine

UK helping indigenous communities protect ancient traditional medicine

A UK project is helping indigenous communities in Petén, Guatemala, to protect and use their ancient, traditional medicine. The Green Health project (Darwin initiative) is...
World Cancer Day: new EU approach to prevention, treatment, and care

World Cancer Day: new EU approach to prevention, treatment, and care

The European Commission has presented Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan which aims to take a new approach to the prevention, treatment, and care of cancer. The...

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