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Responding to today’s Downing Street press briefing, Dr Layla McCay, director of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said: “The early signs continue to be positive that the social distancing measures are beginning to flatten the rise in…

Wellness relationship to illness

‘Glib ~ adj.Performed with a natural, offhand ease ‘GLIB ~ and adjective, to perform with a natural, offhand ease, given to or characterized by fluency of speech or writing that often suggests insincerity, superficiality, or a lack of concern. Smooth;…

Fit for purpose

It has surprised me that none of the many commentators on the present crisis seem to have noticed that behind the fact that all the current contingency arrangements clearly recognise that the NHS is woefully unprepared for the onslaught of…

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Doctorlink, the leading symptom assessment platform, is already available to 11 million NHS patients across the UK – and will be extended to millions more under the scheme Doctorlink has been selected to provide NHS video consultations and online triage…

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Testing and tracing must resume urgently! On 24 February, there were nine confirmed cases of covid-19 in the UK. On the same day, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended countries outside China with imported cases or outbreaks “prioritize active, exhaustive…

covid spread modelling

A report published by data powerhouse Statista looks at the measures being taken by countries around the world to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. In addition to comparing the measures by regions and intensity, the DossierPlus analyzes the spread of…

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From the systemic failure of PPE over Covid-19, to bringing in the army, Freemasons, neolibralism and the government decisions that have undermined public health, where did February go? Health Matters editors are not sure, and apologise for the lack of…

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British Society of Gerontology calls on Government to reject policy responses to COVID-19 based only on chronological age  The British Society of Gerontology (BSG) urges the Government to reject the formulation and implementation of policy based on the simple application…

Nutrition & Hydration week logo

As Nutrition & Hydration week clearly shows, what we drink is as important as what we eat. And this is especially true for tea which benefits several key areas of health, such as cognitive function, gut health and body fat…

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The Centre for Ageing Better calls for “fundamental cultural shift” to overturn ageist attitudes. A new review of the evidence highlights ageism in health and social care settings, with ageing seen as an inevitable process of decline. These attitudes can…

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