Our plan for improving access for patients and supporting general practice
The NHS is gearing up to face a challenging winter, with access to general practice an essential part of winter plans. This document outlines a package of assistance developed with government and partner organisations to ensure that general practice has the support, technology and time to deliver the right care for patients in the right way and at the right time. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best foot forward: exploring the barriers and enablers to active travel among 5070 year olds
This report finds that too many people in their 50s and 60s will remain physically inactive unless we redesign our neighbourhoods to encourage walking and cycling. The report, which looked at the barriers people in this age group face to walking and cycling, says that action is needed from national and local government, service providers and health systems to get people moving. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IFS Green Budget 2021, IFS
The IFS Green Budget 2021 is produced in association with Citi and with funding from the Nuffield Foundation. It looks at the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as the Chancellor aims to secure a lasting recovery and deliver on the government's other objectives and priorities. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For whose benefit? NHS England's contract with the private hospital sector in the first year of the pandemic, Centre for Health and the Public Interest
This report analyses the government's use of the private hospital sector in England as a strategy for alleviating the burden on the NHS during the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic. It uses publicly available information to examine the nature of the contracts between the NHS and the private sector, the potential costs of these contracts and the extent to which NHS patients benefited from this approach. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tigray forces say government attacked Ethiopia's Mekelle, govt denies
Rebellious northern Ethiopian forces accused the government of launching air strikes on the capital of Tigray region on Monday, though... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

17 Million Doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine to be Donated to African Union Countries
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., October 18, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson welcomes the U.S. government’s decision to donate 17 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 single-shot vaccine to countries in the African Union (AU). The United States is providing these doses through COVAX, committed to the AU, under an agreement signed recently by the U.S. government, Johnson & Johnson, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.A total of nearly 50 million doses of the Company’s vaccine have now been committed for donation by the U.S. government to approximately 40 countries across four continents via COVAX. To date, ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Latest News Source Type: news

Beyond bricks and mortar: capital funding for the NHS
NHS Confederation - Ahead of the Spending Review on 27 October, the NHS Confederation surveyed healthcare leaders across the NHS in England to understand their capital needs. It found that 96 per cent of healthcare leaders fear they will not receive enough capital money at the forthcoming Spending Review. Insufficient capital funding may hamper the government ’s plans for the NHS, impacting safety standards, digital innovations and worsening inequalities.ReportPress release (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - October 18, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: NHS finance Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania to Receive 500,000 Doses of Pfizer This Month
[Daily News] THE government announced on Sunday that Tanzania will receive 500,000 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as part of 3.7million jabs which will be released under the COVAX facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Covid-19 Research Gets Massive Boost
[Daily News] AS part of its efforts to eradicate infectious diseases in the country, the government has set aside 5.1bn/- to fund institutions working on Covid-19 research. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Emergency hospital evacuation from a hospital within 5 km radius of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant: a retrospective analysis of disaster preparedness for hospitalized patients - Sawano T, Senoo Y, Yoshida I, Ozaki A, Nishikawa Y, Hori A, Oikawa T, Tanigawa K, Shigetomi S, Tsubokura M.
Emergency evacuation during disasters may have significant health impacts on vulnerable populations. The Japanese Government issued evacuation orders for surrounding residents of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (FDNPP) immediately after the March... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The burden of police violence in the USA - O'Leary K.
Under-reporting of fatal police violence is rife within the US government-run database -- intervention strategies are urgently needed to quantify and address this public-health issue. The burden of civilian deaths due to police violence in the United S... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tz Reaps Benefits in Anti Covid-19 Measures
[Daily News] MINISTER for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dr Dorothy Gwajima, has assured tourists that Tanzania is a safe place to visit following a number of measures taken by the government to combat Coronavirus pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Promises Kcmc More Health Workers
[Daily News] The government has vowed to recruit more workers for the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center as soon as the recruitment threshold are available so as to resolve the shortage of health workers at the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt to Release 4bn/ - for Kcmc's Cancer Center
[Daily News] The government has promised to release 4bn/- to fund the construction of a radiation treatment center for the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New Zealand Extends Auckland Lockdown As Delta Variant Outbreak Continues To Grow
Earlier this month, the New Zealand government admitted that its zero-Covid strategy was no longer feasible in the face of the highly infectious delta variant of the coronavirus. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Siladitya Ray, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: No Covid-19 Shot, No Work, No Pay, Says Govt
[VOA] Harare -- Union leaders have angrily reacted to the Zimbabwean government's announcement Sunday that workers who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 will no longer be allowed at work and will not be paid. This is seen as part of efforts to deal with high vaccination hesitancy in the southern African nation. . (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Care homes may close over mandatory staff vaccines, industry experts fear
Elderly and vulnerable care home residents could be left at higher risk of catching Covid-19 because of the Government's ban on unvaccinated staff, it is feared. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine allergy? Experts say most past reactions not valid reason for exemptions
Allergists across the country have safely inoculated most patients who come into their clinics, regardless of allergy history, says an Ontario doctor who's noticed an uptick in requests for allergy assessments after the government began implementing COVID-19 vaccine certificates last month. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Hamilton Source Type: news

Alex Saab, alleged financier for Venezuela's president, is extradited to the US and due in court Monday
The US alleges Saab was behind a corruption network involving a government-subsidized food program that stole hundreds of millions of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American farmers are having trouble finding replacement tractor tires amid escalating supply chain woes
(Natural News) A new and unexpected problem has emerged in America’s collapsing supply chain that is making it close to impossible for some farmers to continue growing food. Spare tires for tractors are now in dangerously short supply thanks to the government’s never-ending Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) fascism. For whatever reason, critical farming equipment and parts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Policing social unrest and collective violence - Hinton E.
The videos of police brutality in the United States that have been widely distributed across social media platforms in recent years gave rise to a mass movement for racial justice that has taken both nonviolent and violent forms. Government responses to th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Egress, Escape, Evacuation, Crowds Source Type: news

US Co plans radiotherapy facilities in government hospitals
"In this model, the state is expected to provide space in their hospitals, where a private clinical service provider will set up the radiotherapy centre to treat patients at a cost agreed with the state," Ashok Kakkar, senior managing director-India at Varian told ET. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Senior Federal Reserve official says "transitory" inflation is not actually transitory
(Natural News) The consumer price index (CPI) suggests that the “transitory” inflation floated by the government is not actually transitory. According to a senior official at Federal Reserve, the biggest burst in U.S. inflation in three decades is likely to last longer than expected and it should no longer be considered transitory. Atlanta Federal Reserve... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Face a Third Round of Charges by Mexican Government
Nearly three dozen of Mexico ’s leading researchers are being accused of money laundering, embezzlement, and organized crime, a move other academics say is politically motivated. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

How the Navajo's Cultural Values Are Driving COVID Vaccinations How the Navajo's Cultural Values Are Driving COVID Vaccinations
COVID-19 has killed Native Americans at twice the rate of White Americans, underscoring the health inequities and deep-rooted distrust tribal nations have of federal government entities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Biden administration to ask supreme court to halt Texas abortion ban
Government will ask court to reverse appeals court decision leaving in place the law that all but bans abortions in the state (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi: Saudi Arabia Donates K295m Worth of Medical Equipment to Malawi
[Nyasa Times] The Government of Saudi Arabia has donated assorted medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPEs) to help the Malawi Government in the management and containment of Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Police staff: More needs to be done on pay
Debate on the second day of UNISON’s police and justice conference in Brighton was dominated by emergency motions calling for a fair pay award and opposing the pay freeze for police and probation staff announced by the Westminster government. As one delegate from the East Midlands put it, clapping for public service workers “does not pay my bills. [Home secretary] Priti Patel sends a letter – a letter doesn’t pay my bills.” But there was acknowledgement too that more needs to be done to engage members in consultations to ensure that pressure can be brought on the employer. Karen Pearl from Lan...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 15, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article 2021 Police and Justice Conference Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: No Pay for Unvaccinated Civil Servants
[East African] Zimbabwe will not allow unvaccinated government employees to access their offices following the lapse of the compulsory Covid-19 vaccination deadline on Friday, a circular showed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scientific evidence supporting the government response to coronavirus (COVID-19), SAGE (updated 15th October 2021)
Evidence considered by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE). 15 October 2021We've added SPI-M-O medium-term projections that were considered during a week in which no SAGE was held. 1 October 2021We've updated the SPI-M-O medium-term projections from 15 September and added new projections that were considered during a week in which no SAGE was held. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Working as a full-time GP in clinical practice is becoming unsafe, RCGP chair warns
The government needs to understand that general practice is a 'safety critical occupation' and it is now increasingly difficult for GPs to work full-time in general practice if they are to practise safely, the RCGP chair has said. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - October 15, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: RCGP annual conference 2021 Source Type: news

Covid testing suspended at private UK lab over potentially inaccurate results
An estimated 43,000 people given incorrect negative PCR results, says government health agency (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - October 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Evolutionary process of promoting construction safety education to avoid construction safety accidents in China - Guo F, Wang J, Liu D, Song Y.
Construction safety is related to the life and health of construction workers and has always been a hot issue of concern for government and construction units. The government can use "construction safety education" to reduce the probability of safety accid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Mental health services data dashboards for reporting to Australian governments during COVID-19 - Shelly S, Lodge E, Heyman C, Summers F, Young A, Brew J, James M.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has been providing support to the Australian Government Department of Health to report on mental health-related data to Australian governments on a frequent basis since April 2020 in the form of COVID-1... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Government proposes changes to members’ NHS pension contributions
The government has launched a major consultation that proposes changing how much members pay into the NHS pension scheme, including cuts to contributions for some staff. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ghana: 250 Bed Sawua Hospital Ready to Be Handed Over to Govt This Month
[Ghanaian Times] The 250-bed Sawua Hospitalin the Ashanti Region will be handed over to the government this month, the contractors, Euroget De-Invest, has assured. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Japan Gives WFP U.S.$4.5 Million for Nutrition Project in Ghana
[Ghanaian Times] The Government of Japan has allocated a grant of $4.5 million to United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to implement the Universal Nutrition and Health Coverage through Sustainable Systems for Nutrition Improvement project in Ghana. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Here goes the airline industry! Boeing to force 125,000 employees to be injected with deadly spike protein cocktail by Dec. 8th or they're FIRED
(Natural News) All employees who work at the government-contracted aviation corporation Boeing will need to be “fully vaccinated” for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) by the 8th of December or else the company is planning to fire every single one of them. An internal announcement from the multinational behemoth, which employs some 125,000 people in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Queen Elizabeth and Greta Thunberg Are Sending the Same Message on Climate Change. Will World Leaders Listen?
More than 75 years separate Queen Elizabeth II from climate activist Greta Thunberg, but both share similar reservations with world leaders who talk a good game on climate change but aren’t prepared to back it up with action. In remarks caught on a livestream Thursday, the British monarch was heard talking about COP26, the UN climate conference that begins in Glasgow later this month. “Extraordinary isn’t it. I’ve been hearing all about COP,” the Queen said in conversation with her daughter-in-law Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and a Welsh official at the opening of the Welsh parliament. &l...
Source: TIME: Science - October 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Dan Stewart Tags: Uncategorized climate change Londontime News United Kingdom Source Type: news

Council and school staff deserve increased pay offer, say unions
Unions representing council and school support staff have ​today (Friday) urged employers to return to pay talks with an improved offer as they prepare for industrial action over “inadequate” pay proposals. Months of disruption to local government services could lie ahead​, but the unions say councils have it within their gift to prevent community services being badly affected if they give workers the proper pay rise they deserve. UNISON, Unite and GMB – between them representing 1.4m council and school staff ​in England, Wales and Northern Ireland – have written to ​the local gove...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release NJC pay 2021 Source Type: news

Namibia: U.S. Donates Sports Equipment to Prevent HIV, Sexual Violence Among Boys
[Namibia Economist] The U.S.government funded Namibia Adherence and Retention Project (NARP) donated 100 footballs, 24 whistles, two-goal nets, two stopwatches and 20 chess boards to Learners of the Moses van der Byl Primary School in Katutura, Windhoek, and seven other Khomas schools. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - October 15, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

West Africa: Nigeria Least Committed in West Africa to Tackling Inequality Amid Covid-19 - CRI Index
[Vanguard] Nigeria has been ranked as the worst performing country in West Africa in the global effort to defeat inequality during the COVID-19 pandemic, even as the Federal government has been charged to invest massively in public education, health and social protection, to tackle poverty, joblessness and other inequalities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Govt May Expand Access to Covid-19 Vaccination Ahead of December Deadline
[This Day] Abuja -- Following the federal government's December deadline for civil servants to get the COVID-19 vaccination as precondition for accessing their offices, the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA) has expressed its commitment to ramping up vaccine uptake across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Blog: Why we must all resist this wicked Trojan Horse
This mammoth bill, currently being fast-tracked through committee stage in the House of Lords, is a populist, multifaceted attack on our rights. Committee stage, when done properly, is vital for basic civil liberties issues, as real bi-partisan debate can dent any overreaching clauses. The bill has some parts that UNISON has campaigned for, like strengthening measures against harming front-line workers. But the government’s own Joint Committee on Human Rights agrees that it mainly consists of serious, basic threats to our civil liberties: The scope of laws that already disproportionately impact Black and minority co...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Christina McAnea Tags: Article General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Social care is a national problem needing a national solution
Responding to Age UK’s calculation that council tax would need to leap by 10% on average next year if social care is to even “stand still”, UNISON senior national officer for social care Gavin Edwards said: “These figures are a clear indication why social care needs immediate help from central government. Hiking council tax bills to plug the care-funding black hole is unworkable and deeply unfair. “Not only would ​this deepen existing inequalities, with those from wealthier postcodes having bigger funding pots, but it could also push many low earners below the poverty line. &l...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release adult social care Source Type: news

Australia building PERMANENT covid quarantine camps for "ongoing operations"
(Natural News) Even though the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) is pretty much already over, at least for the unvaccinated, Australia is busily constructing new “quarantine” camps that the government there says will be needed next year to house people “who have not had access to vaccination.” In order to maintain “ongoing operations” for the plandemic, Australian... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In no hurry, government seeks more opinion on Covaxin for kids
Health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said: "We have to move ahead carefully keeping all safety aspects in mind. The DCGI will seek more expert opinion and consider all aspects before giving a go-ahead." (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taliban press Biden to release frozen Afghan assets as economy shrivels
With the Afghan government and economy starved of cash, the Taliban are pressing their claim to the roughly $8 billion in Afghan foreign... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Takes Steps to Equitably Resolve All Current and Future Talc Claims
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., October 14, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) today announced that LTL Management LLC (LTL), a newly created and separate subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, that was established to hold and manage claims in the cosmetic talc litigation, has filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This filing is intended to resolve all claims related to cosmetic talc in a manner that is equitable to all parties, including any current and future claimants. Johnson & Johnson and its other affiliates did not file for bankruptcy protection and will continue to operate their bus...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Latest News Source Type: news

Australia to SHUT DOWN domestic manufacturing of deadly AstraZeneca vaccine
(Natural News) Australia is set to halt domestic manufacturing of the experimental and dangerous AstraZeneca Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. In Nov. 2020, the federal government of Australia signed a contract with Australian biomedical firm CSL to manufacture 50 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine at the company’s main manufacturing hub in Melbourne. When the country’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news