Category: Health and Wellbeing

The coronavirus pandemic has brought great change across our society, including in health and social care services. There are of course terrible consequences – loss of life, illness and bereaved families, as well as the closing down of normal social…

 The Socialist Health Association (SHA) has published its weekly Blogs on the COVID-19 pandemic since the 17thMarch 2020. This provides a narrative of political and health issues over the past 5 weeks. A lot has happened over the past week and…

Responding to the Government’s Social Care Action Plan, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the healthcare sector, said: “Let this be the day we stop talking about health and social care  as if they are…

The NHS and private sector need to work together, supported by the government, to offer the services that all patients need Death rates of cancer patients and those with other conditions could increase if restrictions on hospital capacity are not…

Wellness relationship to illness

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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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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…

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