UK Raises Payroll Taxes to Record Levels to Recover COVID-19 Costs for State-Funded National Health Service
Under-resourced British healthcare system faces a record high backlog of care with 5.61 million people in England waiting for hospital-based medical procedures Healthcare in the United Kingdom (UK) is about to become much more expensive. The UK government has announced plans to substantially increase payroll taxes to fund the surging demand for care due to […] The post UK Raises Payroll Taxes to Record Levels to Recover COVID-19 Costs for State-Funded National Health Service appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 25, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice International Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Laboratory Testing News From Dark Daily Precision Medicine anatomic pathology Bloomberg Boris Johnson clinical laboratory COVI Source Type: news

Soaring psychosis cases in the UK a cause for alarm
(Natural News) Data from the National Health Service (NHS) show that cases of psychosis have soared over the past two years in England. An increasing number of people are experiencing hallucinations and delusional thinking amid the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to the NHS data, there has been a 75 percent increase in the number of people referred... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

$100 Million Investment Aims to Ease Health Worker Shortage
The National Health Service Corp. -- a program that helps find primary care doctors for communities that struggle to recruit and keep them -- will receive these funds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Staff beliefs toward self-injurious behavior in patients: a study of secure services - Steene LMB, Ireland JL, Ireland CA.
Staff beliefs toward patient self-harm in secure forensic services are explored, capturing forensic nurses and other clinical staff from four secure units from one National Health Service trust, comprising high through low and forensic learning disability.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

HRSA: Criteria for Determining Maternity Care Health Professional Target Areas
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking comment on the proposed criteria that will be used to identify and score maternity care health professional target areas (MCTAs) in existing primary care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). The proposed MCTA scoring criteria will be used to distribute certain currently eligible National Health Service Corps (NHSC) clinicians who provide maternity care services. Comments are due by November 26, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 27, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Magical thinking and moral injury: exclusion culture in psychiatry - Beale C.
This is an article about exclusion. We might not like to admit it - even fail to realise it - but National Health Service (NHS) mental health service structures have become increasingly focused on how to deny people care instead of help them to access it. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Blog: Why the Health and Care Bill is so important
By UNISON head of health Sara Gorton UNISON was among the earliest and fiercest critics of the 2012 ‘Lansley’ Act, which extended the scope for privatisation of the NHS in England, and made NHS services subject to unwieldy competition and procurement regulations. It also encouraged fragmentation and disrupted the service by creating and moving tens of thousands of people into a series of new ‘arms-length bodies’. Since the 2012 Act, UNISON has lobbied for changes – not just to get us back to pre-2012 standing, but to reinstate the principles of collaboration, social value and integration as we...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Blogs health Source Type: news

Google pulls the plug on clinician support app Streams
The app was used by the U.K. ’s National Health Service to help clinicians access patient information, but most NHS Trusts had reportedly stopped using it. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 27, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Mental health, well-being and support interventions for UK ambulance services staff: an evidence map, 2000 to 2020 - Clark LV, Fida R, Skinner J, Murdoch J, Rees N, Williams J, Foster T, Sanderson K.
BACKGROUND: Prior to COVID-19 there had been a renewed policy focus in the National Health Service on the health and well-being of the healthcare workforce, with the ambulance sector identified as a priority area. This focus is more important than ever as ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Privatised Health Services Worsen Pandemic
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 17 2021 (IPS) Decades of public health cuts have quietly taken a huge human toll, now even more pronounced with the pandemic. Austerity programmes, by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, have forced countries to cut public spending, including health provisioning. ‘Government is the problem’ “India’s COVID crisis: A deadly example of government failure”, “Government failures still hamper [UK] Covid-19 response”. Such headlines have become commonplace as the pandemic rages on, with no sign of end...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Aid COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Europe Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Source Type: news

UK dials down coronavirus app as self-isolating workers cause severe labor shortage leading to empty shelves at grocery stores
(Natural News) The U.K. government has dialed down the National Health Service (NHS) COVID-19 app to avoid a labor shortage caused by self-isolating essential workers. Following pressure from trade unions and businesses, Downing Street said the app will now instruct fewer people to self-isolate. It added that the NHS COVID-19 app will now instruct close... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK hospitality industry not sold on government's plan to require COVID Pass
(Natural News) Pubs, restaurants and nightclubs operators are not planning to turn into coronavirus (COVID-19) police in the UK. Hospitality chiefs said they do not have the technology to scan COVID vaccine passports and do not know how to check QR codes produced by the National Health Service (NHS) app as proof of double vaccination, immunity or... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Queen awards UK health service on its 73rd anniversary
Queen Elizabeth II has awarded the U.K.’s highest civilian award for gallantry to the National Health Service, offering a handwritten message of thanks to the organization and its workers on its 73rd anniversary (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UK virus cases hit highest since Feb 5 amid 'grab a jab'
The U.K. has recorded its most new coronavirus infections since early February as the National Health Service ran a “grab a jab” initiative to further drive up vaccination rates (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

What We Learned About Genetic Sequencing During COVID-19 Could Revolutionize Public Health
You don’t want to be a virus in Dr. David Ho’s lab. Pretty much every day since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Ho and his team have done nothing but find ways to stress SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease. His goal: pressure the virus relentlessly enough that it mutates to survive, so drug developers can understand how the virus might respond to new treatments. As a virologist with decades of experience learning about another obstinate virus, HIV, Ho knows just how to apply that mutation-generating stress, whether by starving the virus, bathing it in antibodies that disrupt its ability to infect cells, ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Genetics Magazine Source Type: news

Coronavirus pandemic exacerbates antimicrobial resistance woes as ignorant doctors throw antibiotics at hospitalized patients
(Natural News) A recent study suggests that the approach to treating coronavirus (COVID-19) in hospitals could be exacerbating the global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) problems.  If the AMR goes unchecked, the world faces a future in which minor infections could mean death. The study published in the Lancet found that 85 percent of coronavirus (COVID-19) patients admitted to National Health Service... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHSC New Site Application Deadline Extended to July 1
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) announced that the deadline to apply to be approved as an NHSC site is extended to July 1, 2021. Includes eligibility and application information. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - June 2, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

NHS app rolls out COVID-19 passport "feature"
(Natural News) The United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS) will soon roll out a feature on its smartphone application that shows the user’s vaccination status. Users can present this to authorities when traveling overseas. The feature, which will be available beginning Monday, May 17, will only be available for people in England. It will also only be useful... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New update to UK NHS tracking app turns it into a VACCINE PASSPORT
(Natural News) A change to the U.K. National Health Service‘s (NHS) coronavirus tracking app turns it into a vaccine passport by allowing people to indicate their Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination. The NHS app, distinct from the one used for contact tracing purposes, is currently used for booking medical appointments and requesting prescriptions. While the update is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

LSELancet Commission on the future of the NHS: re-laying the foundations for an equitable and efficient health and care service after Covid-19, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
In 2018, to mark the 70th anniversary of the UK National Health Service the LSE –Lancet Commission on the future of the NHS was established by The Lancet and London School of Economics to independently evaluate the NHS and its role in health in the UK. Reporting after three years, the Commission describes how although the NHS is internationally held up as a leading example of universal health care, the health of the UK population lags behind that of other high-income countries. Their report makes seven core recommendations, setting out a long-term vision for the NHS that re-lays the foundations for a better, fairer h...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene therapy offers potential cure to children born without an immune system
An experimental form of gene therapy developed by a team of researchers from UCLA and Great Ormond Street Hospital in London has successfully treated 48 of 50 children born with a rare and deadly inherited disorder that leaves them without an immune system.Severe combined immunodeficiency due to adenosine deaminase deficiency, or ADA-SCID, is caused by mutations in theADA gene that creates the enzyme adenosine deaminase, which is essential to a functioning immune system.For children with the condition, even day-to-day activities like going to school or playing with friends can lead to dangerous, life-threatening infections...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 11, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

2021 National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Three Loan Repayment Programs Deadline Extended to May 27
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) extended its application deadline for the NHSC Loan Repayment Program, Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program, and the Rural Community Loan Repayment Program to May 27, 2021. Includes information on program eligibility and service commitment. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 29, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Single vaccine dose cuts COVID-19 transmission by half: UK study
Those given a first dose of either of the two vaccines currently being administered by the National Health Service (NHS) and who became infected with SARS-Cov-2 - the coronavirus which causes COVID-19 - three weeks later were between 38 and 49 per cent less likely to pass the virus on than unvaccinated people. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Rural Areas with Healthcare Shortages, These Doctors Are Answering the Call
Describes how the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) helps fill healthcare workforce shortages in rural communities and focuses on recruiting physicians from underrepresented groups. Discusses socioeconomic and health disparities present in rural communities, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on rural healthcare, and the challenges recruiting rural physicians. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 9, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Health Resources and Services Administration's National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Programs
The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) National Health Service Corps (NHSC) opened applications for the NHSC Loan Repayment Program, the NHSC Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program, and the NHSC Rural Community Loan Repayment Program. Applications close May 6, 2021. Includes information on NHSC webinars to help with the application process. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 6, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Update to Learning Disability Mortality Review - NHS
National Health Service (NHS) announces autistic people will now be specifically included in an improved and expanded LeDeR program (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - March 27, 2021 Category: Disability Tags: European Disability News Source Type: news

Apply Now! Loan Repayment and Scholarship Opportunities
The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) opened loan repayment and scholarship application cycles for health professionals and students. Includes information on National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Programs and the Nurse Corps Scholarship Program. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - March 26, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Some Covid-19 Patients Say They ’re Left With Ringing Ears
Scientists are examining a possible link to tinnitus. A businessman ’s suicide has lent urgency to the research. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Segal Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Ears and Hearing Tinnitus Depression (Mental) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Texas Roadhouse Inc National Health Service Taylor, Kent (1955- ) Great Britain United States Source Type: news

Extended coronavirus lockdowns having severe negative effect on mental health of children – report
(Natural News) According to a report by the United Kingdom’s National Health Service, mental health problems in children are on the rise due to the devastating toll of extended Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdowns. The “Mental Health of Children and Young People in England 2020” is a report produced by NHS Digital in cooperation with the Office for National Statistics, a statistics... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neil Ferguson: ‘One year ago, I first realised how serious coronavirus was. Then it got worse…’
Prof Neil Ferguson is ‘80% sure’ British Covid cases will stay low until autumn, but warns of need for booster jabsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageExactly one year ago, the epidemiologist Neil Ferguson first realised the full extent of the threat that Covid-19 posed to the UK. Calculations by his team at Imperial College London had already revealed that the National Health Service faced being inundated by people suffering from the newly emerged respiratory ailment. Worse news was to follow.“We knew things were serious in February but around 10 March we began to get really...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Science Editor Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research NHS Imperial College London Science UK news Source Type: news

NHS worker dies after receiving first dose of Pfizer vaccine
(Natural News) A father of four from County Durham in North East England died after receiving the first jab of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE. Chris Moore was in lockdown for months before returning to his job as an administrator at the National Health Service (NHS) late last year. He received the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Daddy, I am so proud of you.' 100-year-old UK fundraising hero Captain Tom Moore honored at funeral
Captain Tom Moore, who raised millions for a British charity supporting the National Health Service by walking laps of his garden ahead... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparison of demand for drugs for COVID-19 treatment, other drugs early in pandemic in Italy
This study evaluated changes in drug demand during the early phase of the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy compared with the period before the outbreak. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UK government plan changes to National Health Service, scaling back private company involvement
The plans, revealed in a leaked document, would reverse controversial changes made by David Cameron. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: Could Game Theory Help In Tackling PPE Shortages Among Health Care Workers?
In a new study published in the journal PLOS One, researchers designed a game theory-based model to enhance stock management of PPE supply in the hospitals of the English National Health Service (NHS). (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anuradha Varanasi, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

NHS England requires use of HeartFlow's FFRct software
The National Health Service (NHS) England and NHS Improvement have mandated...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: HeartFlow touts PROMISE study findings Will Medicare reimbursement propel radiology AI market? FDA clears HeartFlow's virtual modeling software HeartFlow hires new president and CEO HeartFlow highlights FFR-CT trial at ACC (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Antidepressants, primary care, and adult mental health services in England during COVID-19 - Armitage R.
The National Health Service (NHS) of England publishes monthly data on national appointment and prescribing activity in general practice. The total number of appointments in this setting from April 1, 2020, to Sept 30, 2020, was 122  250 549, a 16·51% ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Antidepressants, primary care, and adult mental health services in England during COVID-19, Lancet Psychiatry
The National Health Service (NHS) of England publishes monthly data on national appointment1 and prescribing activity2 in general practice. The total number of appointments in this setting from April 1, 2020, to Sept 30, 2020, was 122 250 549, a 16 · 51% decrease from the corresponding period in 2019 (146 432 604). This period in 2020 comprises all the data available to date following the first UK COVID-19 lockdown, which began on March 23, 2020. The number of antidepressant prescriptions made in general practice between April 1, 2020, and Sept 30, 2020, was 38 609 032, 3 · 94% higher than the corresponding p...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘It’s Unimaginably Bad.’ How Government Failures and the New COVID-19 Variant Are Pushing the U.K.’s Health System Into Crisis
Dr Rachel Clarke never dreamed that in her medical career, she would say out loud that hospitals in Britain are running out of oxygen. Yet some hospitals in the U.K. are now in that critical situation, as doctors say the U.K.’s third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is pushing the country’s National Health Service to its limits. “We’re seeing younger patients, we’re seeing sicker patients, and we’ve never really recovered from the first wave,” says Clarke, who works on an acute medical ward in a hospital in Oxfordshire, England, and also in an in-patient hospice setting. “You...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ciara Nugent and Suyin Haynes Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Londontime Second click United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK May Move Patients Into Hotels to Ease Hospital Strain
Discussions about the issue were first reported by the Guardian newspaper. “We would only ever do that if it was clinically the right thing for somebody,” Hancock told Sky News. “In some cases, people need sit-down care, they don’t actually need to be in a hospital bed.” Britain already has Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, with over 83,000 deaths, and the number of hospital beds filled by COVID-19 patients patients is still rising. Hospitals in England English are now treating 55% more COVID-19 cases than during the first peak of the pandemic in April. The post UK May Move ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus International Hospital Prehospital United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK May Move Patients Into Hotels to Ease Hospital Strain
Discussions about the issue were first reported by the Guardian newspaper. “We would only ever do that if it was clinically the right thing for somebody,” Hancock told Sky News. “In some cases, people need sit-down care, they don’t actually need to be in a hospital bed.” Britain already has Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, with over 83,000 deaths, and the number of hospital beds filled by COVID-19 patients patients is still rising. Hospitals in England English are now treating 55% more COVID-19 cases than during the first peak of the pandemic in April. The post UK May Move ...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus International Hospital Prehospital United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK May Move Patients Into Hotels to Ease Hospital Strain
Discussions about the issue were first reported by the Guardian newspaper. “We would only ever do that if it was clinically the right thing for somebody,” Hancock told Sky News. “In some cases, people need sit-down care, they don’t actually need to be in a hospital bed.” Britain already has Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, with over 83,000 deaths, and the number of hospital beds filled by COVID-19 patients patients is still rising. Hospitals in England English are now treating 55% more COVID-19 cases than during the first peak of the pandemic in April. The post UK May Move ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus International Hospital Prehospital United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK May Move Patients Into Hotels to Ease Hospital Strain
Discussions about the issue were first reported by the Guardian newspaper. “We would only ever do that if it was clinically the right thing for somebody,” Hancock told Sky News. “In some cases, people need sit-down care, they don’t actually need to be in a hospital bed.” Britain already has Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, with over 83,000 deaths, and the number of hospital beds filled by COVID-19 patients patients is still rising. Hospitals in England English are now treating 55% more COVID-19 cases than during the first peak of the pandemic in April. The post UK May Move ...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus International Hospital Prehospital United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK May Move Patients Into Hotels to Ease Hospital Strain
Discussions about the issue were first reported by the Guardian newspaper. “We would only ever do that if it was clinically the right thing for somebody,” Hancock told Sky News. “In some cases, people need sit-down care, they don’t actually need to be in a hospital bed.” Britain already has Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, with over 83,000 deaths, and the number of hospital beds filled by COVID-19 patients patients is still rising. Hospitals in England English are now treating 55% more COVID-19 cases than during the first peak of the pandemic in April. The post UK May Move ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus International Hospital Prehospital United Kingdom Source Type: news

UK May Move Patients Into Hotels to Ease Hospital Strain
Discussions about the issue were first reported by the Guardian newspaper. “We would only ever do that if it was clinically the right thing for somebody,” Hancock told Sky News. “In some cases, people need sit-down care, they don’t actually need to be in a hospital bed.” Britain already has Europe’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, with over 83,000 deaths, and the number of hospital beds filled by COVID-19 patients patients is still rising. Hospitals in England English are now treating 55% more COVID-19 cases than during the first peak of the pandemic in April. The post UK May Move ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus International Hospital Prehospital United Kingdom Source Type: news

HRSA: Meeting of the National Advisory Committee on the National Health Service Corps
Announcement of public meetings of the National Advisory Committee on the National Health Service Corps (NACNHSC) to take place throughout the 2021 calendar year. The NACNHSC provides recommendations to the Secretary of HHS and HRSA Administration on matters related to the National Health Service Corps program. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 8, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

U.K. rolls out AstraZeneca shots, touts taking lead in global vaccine race
England's National Health Service says a retired maintenance manager has received the first injection of the new coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and drug giant AstraZeneca. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

U.K. health service pushes back interval for delivering second Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to a duration company says is untested
The U.K. National Health Service has pushed back the window for people to receive the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine made by... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association of tiered restrictions and a second lockdown with COVID-19 deaths and hospital admissions in England: a modelling study, The Lancet
We examined the impact of these tiered restrictions, and alternatives for lockdown stringency, timing, and duration, on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission and hospital admissions and deaths from COVID-19. Methods We fit an age-structured mathematical model of SARS-CoV-2 transmission to data on hospital admissions and hospital bed occupancy (ISARIC4C/COVID-19 Clinical Information Network, National Health Service [NHS] England), seroprevalence (Office for National Statistics, UK Biobank, REACT-2 study), virology (REACT-1 study), and deaths (Public Health England) across the seven NHS En...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Hospitals Struggle; Tougher Rules Eyed to Fight Variant
By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British officials are considering tougher coronavirus restrictions as the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients surpasses the first peak of the outbreak in the spring. Authorities are blaming a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, first identified in southeast England, for the soaring infection rates. An area home to almost half of the people in England is under tight restrictions on movement and everyday life in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus. Nonessential shops are shut along with gyms and swimming pools, indoor socializing is barred and r...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus COVID-19 United Kingdom Source Type: news