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Huge change to travel quarantine for NHS workers will come into force tomorrow

NHS and care workers returning to the UK from high-risk countries will no longer be exempt from quarantine rules from tomorrow. New guidance – slipped out by the Government on Thursday afternoon – said healthcare staff will have to self-isolate for 14 days from Friday if they come back from visiting countries such as Spain. […]

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Coronavirus: £3bn for NHS to prepare for possible second wave

Image copyright Getty Images The NHS in England will get an extra £3bn of funding to prepare for a possible second wave of coronavirus, Boris Johnson is set to announce. The funding will also help ease winter pressures on the health service, Downing Street said. It follows warnings a second wave this winter could see […]

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ONS reveals regions with the highest Covid-19 death tolls

The NHS must instruct mental health hospitals to let families visit young people with learning disabilities and autism, a new report has said. Young inpatients’ human rights were already being breached before the pandemic, the Joint Committee on Human Rights found, and it believes the coronavirus lockdown has put them at greater risk. NHS England […]

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Migrants in UK fear charges for NHS virus treatment, say charities – Channel 4 News

Non-EU migrants living and working in the UK have to pay a surcharge to use the NHS, brought in as part of the Government’s so called “hostile environment” policy on immigration in 2015. Amid fears it could stop people with suspected coronavirus from seeking vital help – access to any services linked to Covid was […]

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Public should wear face masks, government says

This is where we see much more detail about  the timetable for the measures already outlined – though  this is caveated.  “We cannot predict with absolute certainty what the impact of lifting restrictions will be,” the document says, as it depends on the infection rate.  Step One: Apply from Wednesday 13 May in England Encouraged […]

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Matt Hancock sparks anger by suggesting NHS staff are ‘overusing’ PPE

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has sparked anger by suggesting that some NHS workers may be using more personal protective equipment than needed. The comment has been branded “insulting” by Labour Party leader Keir Starmer, and unions have rubbished claims that staff are “overusing” PPE. It comes amid reports of huge shortages across the health service, […]

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Boris is ‘not out of the woods’ and ‘almost took one for the team’, says father Stanley

The Philippines has banned doctors, nurses and other health workers from leaving the country to work overseas in a bid to throw more resources at its own coronavirus outbreak, reports Patrick Sawer. With the pandemic threatening to overwhelm Phillipine’s fragile healthcare system the Government says it requires all available medics and support staff to remain […]

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Deliveroo gives 500,000 free meals to NHS workers fighting coronavirus

Deliveroo drivers will take free food to hospitals (Picture: Getty) Deliveroo is delivering 500,000 free meals to NHS workers to thank them for their hard work during the coronavirus crisis. The delivery platform has teamed up with restaurants to offer free food for frontline workers. They’ve asking restaurants to give free foods, which they will […]

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Show your thanks for the NHS by printing off and colouring in this heart poster for your window

After that big NHS clap, show your thanks (and relax)… by printing off and colouring in this heart poster for your window By Millie Marotta For The Daily Mail Published: 19:52 EDT, 27 March 2020 | Updated: 05:17 EDT, 28 March 2020 Never before has it been so startlingly obvious how much hospital staff care […]

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Glasses Direct are giving away free glasses to NHS staff during coronavirus

Glasses Direct want to show and express their gratitude to all NHS staff with free glasses. They want to say thanks and recognise all of their hard work and support staff through their endless efforts during the Coronavirus outbreak. NHS workers can redeem a single-use discount against a pair of prescription glasses for free at […]

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