Health News Digest

23rd October 2020

‘This is the ‘dreaded’ second wave’

‘It feels like we are impotent at times – we need the power to do our jobs’

COVID-19: Early years childcare sufficiency and sustainability planning for Spring 2021, 22 October 2020

‘Factory outbreak encapsulated challenge we face in containing virus’

LGA responds to further details around £1 billion COVID-19 funding for councils

LGA responds to Health and Social Care Committee report on social care funding and workforce

How Leicester rose to the challenge of the first local lockdown

‘We have done it once, we can do it again’

LGA responds to Skills for Care workforce report

‘Why the polarised nature of debate worries me’

LGA responds to improvements in housing support for vulnerable people

LGA responds to Carers UK report on support for unpaid carers

Modern slavery in local government supply chains: transparency statement guidance and procedures

Copyright © Local Government Association 2020


The King’s Fund

Response to the Health and Social Care Select Committee inquiry into workforce burnout and resilience in the NHS and social care

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The Health Foundation

Fundamental reform of social care needed if country is to ‘build back better’

Survey presents a worrying picture of children’s and young people’s mental health

Copyright © The Health Foundation


The Nuffield Trust



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BBC Health News Online


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The Independent

How existing medicines can help strengthen vulnerable immune systems

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The Guardian

Covid slump in medical charity donations ‘puts research at risk’

PM admits failings as England’s Covid contact-tracing system hits new low

One in six children aged 5-16 in England ‘likely to have a mental disorder’

Nightingale to reopen as Liverpool sets new Covid patient record

London council sets up own same-day Covid testing service

England to require ethnicity on death certificates to help tackle Covid-19

Diets rich in tea, berries and apples could lower blood pressure – study

Parents struggle to get help for mentally ill children during pandemic

Figures lay bare toll of pandemic on UK children’s mental health

Racial discrimination widespread in NHS job offers, says report

Polluted air killing half a million babies a year across globe

Covid: prisoner mental health at risk of ‘irreparable damage’

Hunt on for future Covid mutations that cause treatments to lose potency

UK to spend £30m on trials infecting young people to hasten Covid vaccine

Equality gains in the UK risk being reversed by coronavirus, says EHRC

Covid vaccine will not be available in UK until spring, says Vallance

Lung cancer cases could be mistaken for Covid, charities warn

A third more deaths occurring at home than before Covid in England

Operation Moonshot: pilot of rapid Covid tests under way in NHS hospitals

Charities fear impact of masks on deaf children in UK schools

NHS hospital admissions for eating disorders rise among ethnic minorities

White noise as sleep aid may do more harm than good, say scientists

Police 999 callouts to people suffering mental health crises soar

UK ‘sleepwalking’ to mental health crisis as pandemic takes its toll

Digital ‘health passport’ trials under way to aid reopening of borders

NHS Covid-19 app users sent incorrect risk-level change alerts

Covid reinfections ‘to be expected’ as virus spreads, say government scientists

Midwives, physios and pharmacists to administer future UK Covid vaccine

Copyright © 2020 The Guardian


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