COVID-19: Care Homes in England, CEBM (updated 15th June 2020)
Updated to include figures up to 1st June 2020. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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COVID-19: Admissions to Hospital Update 15th June, CEBM
Updated figures on COVID-19 admissions to hospital as of 15th June 2020. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Covid-19: access to out-of-hours palliative and end-of-life care at home, CEBM
Five years ago, the James Lind Alliance carried out research using their Priority Setting Partnership protocol to identify the most important national concerns about palliative and end-of-life (EOL) care. Top of their list was the question:'What are the best ways of providing palliative care outside working hours to avoid crises and help patients stay in their place of choice?'(Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing, PHE (updated 16th June 2020)
Advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Update in this version (published 16th June) - added guidance on support bubbles. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing, PHE (updated 16th June 2020)
Advice and information for the public on how to look after their mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Update in this version (published 16th June) - added guidance on support bubbles. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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COVID-19: understanding the impact on BAME communities, PHE
This report is a descriptive summary of stakeholder insights into the factors that may be influencing the impact of COVID-19 on communities and strategies for addressing inequalities. It summarises requests for action, which have been used to inform a number of recommendations, and also includes a rapid literature review. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Supporting care-experienced children and young people, The British Psychological Society
This advice is intended for foster and kinship carers, adoptive parents, and professionals who work with care-experienced children in schools, residential care homes and other settings across the United Kingdom. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Back to school: using psychological perspectives to support re-engagement and recovery, The British Psychological Society
This guidance complements the UK and national government advice on the return to school for pupils by offering a psychological perspective on the process of re-engaging children and young people with school. It considers the challenges at government, community, school, family and child levels and offers recommendations for action to prepare and support the return to school. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Getting used to life under lockdown? Coronavirus in the UK, King's College London
A study of the UK public by King's College London in partnership with Ipsos MORI finds that the public claim to be sticking to the “stay at home” advice to an extraordinary degree, even after the government relaxed the rules, reflecting their real caution at lifting restrictions and continued focus on the health impacts over effects on the economy and education. The study is based on 2,254 interviews with UK residents aged 16-75, and was carried out online between 20 and 22 May 2020. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Supporting young people and parents: the impact of Covid-19 on adolescents, parenting and neglect, The Children's Society
This briefing explores the challenges that adolescents and their parents face during the Covid-19 pandemic. It offers advice for professionals on how to reduce the likelihood of neglect occuring or to mitigate its effects and includes recommendations for national and local decision makers around prevention and responses to adolescent neglect. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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NHS England announces overwhelming take up of new primary care network
Almost all GP practices in England (98%) have signed up to the Primary Care Network contract for the next year which includes funding for extra services eg weekly checks for care home residents, more clinical pharmacist, enhanced early cancer diagnosis, and increased staffing. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection, PHE (updated 16th June 2020)
Recent updates to this guidance: 16th June 2020 - added guidance on support bubbles. 11th June 2020 - updated'Guidance for households with grandparents, parents and children living together where someone is at increased risk or has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection'to align with Test and Trace regulations. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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COVID-19: how to work safely in care homes, PHE (updated 15th June 2020)
Update in this version (published 15th June) - updated'How to work safely in care homes'document to provide important updates as set out on page 2. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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COVID-19: how to work safely in domiciliary care in England, PHE (updated 15th June 2020)
This is a resource for those working in domiciliary care providing information on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Update in this version (published 15th June) - updated'Personal protective equipment (PPE): a resource for care workers delivering homecare (domiciliary care) in England'document to provide important updates as set out on page 2. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK, DHSC/PHE (updated 16th June 2020)
As of 9am on 15th June, there have been 6,866,481 tests, with 93,163 tests on 14th June. 296,857 people have tested positive. As of 5pm on 14th June, of those who tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, across all settings, 41,736 have died. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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COVID-19: Death Data in England Update 13th June, CEBM
COVID death data in England, updated 13th June 2020. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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COVID-19: Admissions to Hospital, CEBM (updated 12th June 2020)
Data on COVID-19 admissions to hospital - updated 12th June 2020. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): looking after people who lack mental capacity, DHSC (updated 15th June 2020)
Guidance for health and social care staff who are caring for, or treating, a person who lacks the relevant mental capacity. 15 June 2020 Added Welsh translations of main guidance document, annex A and annex B. 10 June 2020 Added a new section to the attachment'The Mental Capacity Act (2005) (MCA) and deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: additional guidance'. The new section is called'The right to appeal if someone is subject to emergency health powers and lacks the relevant mental capacity'. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Coronavirus and anxiety, Great Britain: 3 April 2020 to 10 May 2020, ONS (updated 15th June 2020)
This article will provide insights into which socio-demographic and economic factors were most associated with high levels of anxiety during the first weeks of lockdown. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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COVID-19: background information, PHE (updated 15th June 2020)
Information on COVID-19 including epidemiology, virology and clinical features. Update in this version (published 15th June) - updated global case numbers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Updates and advice on drug usage in anaesthesia, RCoA
The Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Association of Anaesthetists, the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and the Intensive Care Society worked with the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer at NHS England and his team to issue guidance on how to rationalise the use of drugs in anaesthesia and intensive care to manage the demand for key drugs. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Recording Armed Forces status on ESR
Electronic Staff Record (ESR), the staff database system used across the NHS has been updated with a new feature which allows users to record if staff are Armed Forces veterans. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Coronavirus: maternity leaflets: looking after yourself and your baby in pregnancy translated versions, NHS England
Available in Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, French, Gujarati, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Safe working for all NHS staff through COVID-19: case studies, NHS England
Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; AT Medics primary care risk assessment; Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust; Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust; Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust; Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust; Thistlemoor Medical Centre. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Standard operating procedure (SOP) for general practice in the context of coronavirus (COVID-19), NHS England
This guidance applies to general practices operating under contract to the NHS in England, including those providers who operate outside core GP contract hours. We trust healthcare professionals to use their clinical judgement when applying this guidance in what we appreciate is a highly challenging, rapidly changing environment. Changes are highlighted in yellow. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Questions relating to consumers, WHO
Can I get COVID-19 from food? (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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COVID-19 response levels - workload prioritisation for primary care, BMA/RCGP
This document outlines the types of work which should be undertaken in primary care, depending on the prevalence of COVID-19. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Guidance on workload prioritisation during COVID-19 pandemic level reducing, BMA/RCGP
Now that the initial peak of the COVID-19 pandemic has passed in the UK, the BMA and RCGP are encouraging practices, in discussion with local health and social care partners, local government and voluntary sector bodies, as capacity allows, to work towards restoring routine clinical services where this is possible. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Support for the bereaved, Cabinet Office (updated 15th June 2020)
Information to help bereaved families, friends or next of kin make important decisions. Update in this version (published 15th June) - addition of translated versions of'What to do when someone dies during the COVID-19 pandemic'. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Recommendations for head and neck surgical oncology practice in a setting of acute severe resource constraint during the COVID-19 pandemic: an international consensus
These recommendations aim to decrease inconsistency of practice, reduce uncertainty in care, and provide reassurance for clinicians worldwide for head and neck surgical oncology in the setting of acute severe resource constraint and high risk of infection to patients and staff. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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COVID-19 -'shielding' guidance for children and young people, RCPCH (updated 12th June 2020)
This guidance for clinicians has been recently updated, after a review of evidence indicated that not all of those children and young people currently advised to shield need to continue to do so. Those cared for in primary care are very unlikely to need to continue to shield. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Alcohol-attributable fractions for England: an update
This report finds alcohol continues to contribute to the increased risk of a large number of chronic and acute diseases, and its consumption has the greatest impact on developing morbidities such as cancer and digestive diseases. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Deaths involving COVID-19 by local area and socioeconomic deprivation: deaths occurring between 1 March and 31 May 2020
This analysis found there were 81.2 deaths per 100,000 people involving Covid-19 in this period, with London having the highest age-standardised mortality rate (137.6 per 100,000). Mortality rate fell by more than half in all but two regions between April and May. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey pilot: England, 12 June 2020, ONS
It is estimated that 0.06% (95% CI 0.02% to 0.12%) of the community population in England had COVID-19 at any time between 25 May and 7 June 2020, with evidence that the number of people testing positive has decreased. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Readying the NHS and adult social care in England for COVID-19, NAO
This report provides a factual overview of the response by the Department of Health and Social Care and other bodies to prepare the NHS and adult social care in England for the COVID-19 pandemic. More detailed assessments of specific elements will be undertaken in due course. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection, PHE (updated 11th June 2020)
Stay-at-home guidance for households with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. Update in this version (published 11th June) - updated'Guidance for households with grandparents, parents and children living together where someone is at increased risk or has symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection'to align with Test and Trace regulations. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaths involving COVID-19 by local area and socioeconomic deprivation: May 2020, ONS
This document provides provisional counts of the number of deaths and age-standardised mortality rates involving the coronavirus (COVID-19) in England and Wales. Figures are provided by age, sex, geographies down to local authority level and deprivation indices. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Staying alert and safe (social distancing), Cabinet Office (updated 12th June 2020)
This version (published 12th June) updated with information on support bubbles. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK, DHSC/PHE (updated 14th June 2020)
As of 9am on 14th June, there have been 6,772,602 tests, with 144,865 tests on 13th June. 295,889 people have tested positive. As of 5pm on 13th June, of those who tested positive for coronavirus in the UK, across all settings, 41,698 have died. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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What matters most to personal well-being during the pandemic?, ONS
This article provides insights into which socio-demographic and economic factors are most associated with high levels of anxiety during this time. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Physical activity reduces symptoms of anxiety, but further research is needed to determine a preventative effect (Commentary)
Prevention of anxiety disorders and symptoms can reduce associated individual and public costs and the burden of the illness and its comorbidities. Physical inactivity is a known risk factor for numerous chronic physical and mental health concerns, including anxiety symptoms and disorders. However, the protective effects of physical activity for anxiety risk were previously unclear. McDowell et al5 presented a systematic review for the first time, adding new evidence on the protective effect of physical activity in preventing anxiety. The selected studies included a large number of participants (n>80 000; 54.5% female) ...
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Depressive symptoms in the last year of life: early screening and varied treatment pathways needed (Commentary)
This study examined the epidemiology of depressive symptoms in the 12 months prior to death. The study's findings correlate to Lynn and Adamson's2 work depicting typical illness trajectories for people with chronic illness, suggesting that depressive symptoms track alongside illness burden. The authors acknowledge limitations to this study which include: proxy respondent surveys being excluded from the study; CESD-8 (shortened version) has not been rigorously tested in populations nearing end of life and data utilised is cross-sectional rather than following patients longitudinally in the last year of life. Also, of note,...
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COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings, PHE (updated 14th June 2020)
Guidance on the management of staff, patients and residents who have been exposed to COVID-19. Update in this version (published 14th June) - Updated footnote 1 of flowchart documents. Update in version published 10th June - Updated flowcharts with additional guidance on clinical symptoms. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Critical considerations for engaging in inclusive health research with individuals with intellectual disability (Commentary)
The importance of the study is clear. Results highlight key considerations for engaging in high-quality IR. Increased conceptual clarity regarding processes and structures enhances our understanding of how to operationalise and foster IR collaborations with individuals with ID. From a team perspective, it is critical to acknowledge the challenges and tensions experienced in putting IR into action, as well as the important relationships between team characteristics, processes and contextual factors that can lead to success. Furthermore, IR processes are scarcely documented in the literature and there is value in making thes...
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College suicide prevention programmes are most effective when they incorporate students' sense of coherence and connectedness in their design (Commentary)
The transition to college life can be highly stressful for some students and may predispose them to maladaptive behaviour and SI. While Blasco and colleagues aimed to assess a broad range of risk and protective factors associated with STB, but they only reported students'mood disorder as a risk factor related to mental disorders. The current literature suggests to include people who had been in contact with mental health services within 12 months of death.4 Factors such as gender and pressure of academic achievement have been also linked to student suicide.4 It is also suggested to use a sufficiently broader age range to c...
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Time to increase the involvement of persons with intellectual disability in palliative care and research (Commentary)
The study focused on advance care planning in the palliative phase for people with ID. Interestingly, the views of people with ID were not included in this study. Rather the views of healthcare professionals and relatives were explored alongside data from medical records. To improve and promote the relevance, effectiveness and translation of research people with ID should be actively involved in research.4 This is a weakness of the study that should be considered in future research. However, the results highlight that the palliative care needs of this client group were seldom documented or only documented when they were cl...
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Increased sedentary behaviour is associated with increased depression symptoms in adults (Commentary)
This study focused on sedentary behaviour and its relationship with the amount of time spent in physical activity and sleep. A compositional analysis approach was used and found that sedentary behaviour is adversely associated with depression symptoms in a representative sample of 3233 US adults. The authors estimated a beneficial association with depression symptoms from replacing sedentary behaviour with either moderate to vigorous physical activity or sleep. Their results support the theory that a comprehensive 24-hour lifestyle management approach may be beneficial to effectively reduce depression symptoms in the gener...
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Delirium occurrence in hospitalised older people is positively associated with development of dementia postdischarge (Commentary)
In this study, one in three acutely ill older people who experienced delirium in the hospital, went on to develop postdischarge dementia. A key strength of this study was the consistency of delirium-screening throughout the patient's time in hospital and the postdischarge timeframe which was a median of 24 months. These statistically significant findings indicate that delirium is a key modifiable risk factor in the development of dementia and preventative care is paramount in older people's wards. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Inclusion of people with dementia in research can help nurses understand how to deliver successful reminiscence interventions (Commentary)
This study was a metasynthesis of qualitative studies relating to reminiscence therapy in dementia care from a patient's perspective. With an emphasis on living well with dementia,2 it is important to understand what living well looks like from the perspective of those with dementia. This study is important from two perspectives: first is the inclusion of people with dementia in research and second is how to transfer knowledge into practice. These will be discussed, respectively. The number of articles retrieved in this study supports the argument that people with dementia are often excluded in research,3 It may have been ...
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COVID-19 & clinical management of mental health issues, NIHR: Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre
Summary of the best available guidance about key COVID-19 questions that frontline mental health clinicians are facing every day. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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