UK Covid news: India added to England ’s travel red list – as it happened
India added to travel red list, Hancock tells MPs, as number of Indian variant cases in UK rises to 103. This live blog is now closed –please follow the global coronavirus live blog for updatesIndia to go on England ’s Covid travel ‘red list’ on FridayCricket in England facing headaches after India placed on ‘red list’What do we know about the Indian coronavirus variant?Britons working at home spend more time on job in Covid crisis – ONS5.33pmBSTRelated:Coronavirus live news: Greece suspends rollout of Johnson& Johnson vaccine; EU may not renew AZ contract5.29pmBSTIn the Common...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Boris Johnson Matt Hancock Conservatives Scotland Scottish politics Infectious diseases India NHS Microbiology Medical research Health Wales Race Vaccines and immunisation Keir Starmer Devol Source Type: news

'Nannying' scientists call for alcohol to be BANNED from supermarkets
Cardiff University researchers made the case after their study found hiking alcohol prices in Scotland and Wales barely had any effect on consumption. Critics called it 'blatant nannyism'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Covid news: Boris Johnson cancels trip to India as pressure grows for it to be added to travel red list
Latest updates: PM ’s forthcoming trip to India cancelled as country’s total cases reach 15m‘If we catch Covid, we die’: UK shielders reflect on still feeling unsafeOxford trial to study effect of immune system on reinfectionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage9.56amBSTOn the Today programme this morningProf Andrew Hayward, professor of infectious disease epidemiology at University College and a member of the government ’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage), said he thought India should be added to the government’s red list of countries with th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Boris Johnson Conservatives Scotland Scottish politics Infectious diseases NHS Microbiology Medical research Health India Source Type: news

Covid update: Variant is ‘causing people to be concerned’ – details on Indian strain
THE COVID variant under investigation first emerged in India, and now Public Health England confirmed 73 cases of the B.1.617 coronavirus in England and four cases in Scotland. What's there to know about this mutation? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Fraying of the United Kingdom- The bonds that hold England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland together are weaker than at any...
The bonds that hold England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland together are weaker than at any time in living memory | Leaders (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Unexpected Ways Climate Change is Reshaping College Education
In 2018, Scott McAulay had a “Wizard of Oz moment.” He was a final-year architecture student at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland when the U.N. published a report warning that the world had 12 years to transform society to avoid catastrophic, irreversible climate change. Buildings, the report said, account for 20% of energy-related global greenhouse-gas emissions, and the architecture and construction sectors needed to rapidly overhaul their practices. Sitting in classes, McAulay had a sinking feeling: his professors, the wizards behind the curtain, had no magical solution. “We’re talking ab...
Source: TIME: Science - April 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized climate change feature Londontime Magazine TIME 2030 Source Type: news

Join UNISON for a series of green events
UNISON has recently committed to raising awareness of the union’s climate emergency work, the green transformation of public services and support of the union’s green activists and environmental reps in the workplace. Some regions have green networks and are already doing great work, and a series of three webinar events is a chance for them to feel part of UNISON’s green efforts. The union is committed to publishing a report on how UK public services and workplaces can meet net zero emissions targets, together with the level of new investment required to achieve this. The findings of that report will be u...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 13, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Energy Environment green unison WET Source Type: news

Covid in Scotland: Roll-out of Moderna vaccine begins in Glasgow
It came as the Scottish government confirmed that under-30s will be offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca jab. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Covid: Van-Tam says AstraZeneca vaccine ’s risk v benefit is finely balanced for younger people – as it happened
Deputy chief medical officersays benefits for older age groups clear, but adults under 30should be offered an alternative to AstraZeneca jab. This live blog is now closed -please follow the global live blog for coronavirus updatesUnder-30s in UK should be offered alternative to AstraZeneca jabUnder-30s may have ‘small delay’ in getting Covid jab, says Van-TamRisks v benefits of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine by age groupRare blood clot risk after AZ jab about four cases per million, says MHRAThird of severe Covid survivors diagnosed with mental health conditionOnly 3% of SNP supporters would back Alba party, poll s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Vaccines and immunisation Health Boris Johnson Medical research NHS Jeremy Hunt Keir Starmer Scotland Alex Salmond Scottish National party (SNP) Alba Science Scottish politics Source Type: news

New COVID vaccine shows 'strong immune response' in early UK trials
UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that the promising Phase I and II results mean that the Valneva vaccine, being developed at Livingston in Scotland, can now move to Phase III clinical trials. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gaming technology recreates 16th-century music in Scottish chapel
Researchers capture how choral music would have sounded in birthplace of Mary Queen of ScotsThe sounds of an Easter concert performed for James IV in a Scottish chapel have been recreated using gaming technology alongside groundbreaking recording techniques that allow specialists to model how acoustics would have been affected by long-destroyed interior details, such as the curve of an alabaster sculpture or an oak roof beam.Researchers have captured how they believe choral music would have sounded when played and sung in the now-ruined chapel at Linlithgow Palace, west Lothian, which was the birthplace ofMary Queen of Sco...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent Tags: Scotland Heritage Music UK news Culture Archaeology Science Source Type: news

UK's Covid traffic light travel plan too simplistic, say scientists
Idea raises concerns among some scientists who say it could fail to stop new variants entering countryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePotential plans to introduce a traffic light scheme for travel abroad have prompted concerns among scientists that the approach is too simplistic and could fail to prevent new variants from entering the UK.At present,it is illegal to travel abroad for holidays, with foreign travel only allowed in specific circumstances. Those who do travel abroad must quarantine either at home or in a hotel on return to England. All must do so in a hotel on return to Scotlan...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Travel Health policy UK news Source Type: news

Scottish woman develops severe and painful rashes all over her body immediately after getting AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine
(Natural News) A woman from Scotland developed severely painful rashes all over her body after receiving the AstraZeneca Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. Leigh King, 41, a hairdresser from North Lanarkshire in Scotland, said her skin flared up almost immediately after she got her first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on March 12. The rashes covered... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Half of UK has antibodies from vaccination or infection, ONS
In the latest report, it was estimated that 54.7%, 50.5%, 49.3% and 42.6% of people in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland respectively would have tested positive for antibodies against the coronavirus – SARS-CoV-2 in the week ending 14 March 2021. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scottish Medicines Consortium decisions April 2021
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Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

More than  half NHS and social care staff in London considering quitting over pandemic impact
NHS and social care staff in London have revealed that they feel let down by the government and unable to cope with work-related stress, according to a survey published today (Wednesday) by UNISON. The findings are based on responses from over 2,000 health and care workers ​across the capital, including nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants, as well as ambulance and administration staff, says UNISON. Seven in ten staff ​responding to the survey (70%) said they’d been so overwhelmed by work-related stress they felt unable to cope. And over half (54%) admitted they’d consi...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 31, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release london NHS Stress Source Type: news

Create colourful window displays to support NHS staff on pay rise due date, say health unions  
Families and individuals across the UK are being urged by health unions to create colourful window displays in their homes and workplaces today (Thursday) to show support for NHS staff on the day they should have been getting a pay rise. Artworks designed by children’s illustrators and writers are part of a growing collection of posters available to download from a campaign page designed by the 14 unions, who between them represent more than a million health workers across the UK. This includes drawings from Nick Sharratt, whose books include Shark in the Park, Ketchup on Your Cornflakes? and the You C...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 31, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea NHS pay rise windows Source Type: news

Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on emergency asthma admissions and deaths: national interrupted time series analyses for Scotland and Wales, Thorax
Lockdown was associated with a 36% pooled reduction in emergency admissions for asthma (incidence rate ratio, IRR: 0.64, 95% CI: 0.49 to 0.83, p=0.001) across both countries. There was no significant change in asthma deaths (pooled IRR: 0.57, 95% CI: 0.17-1.94, p=0.37). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RPS Scotland bringing together a vision for Pharmacy 2030
RPS Scotland has published a new report, Pharmacy 2030: a Vision for Community Pharmacy. The document, which is now open for consultation, is the first of a planned series of visions for pharmacy in 2 (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - March 31, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

China controlling students in Scottish universities, whistleblower claims
A FORMER Chinese diplomat, who turned whistleblower after defecting to Australia, has claimed that China tries to control its... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electric vehicle charging station in Scotland gets its electricity from tidal power
(Natural News) An electric vehicle charging station that runs on tidal energy went online this week. Made by Scottish energy company Nova Innovation, the charging point is located in the isle of Yell in Shetland, an archipelago of roughly 100 islands. The station gets its power supply from Nova’s Shetland Tidal Array, a four-turbine installation in the strait of Bluemull Sound... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Covid: MPs vote to extend emergency powers for six months; NHS alert level in England to be cut to three – as it happened
MPsvote to renew Coronavirus Act by 484 votes to 76; NHS England chief says decisiondue to lower infections and vaccine impact. This live blog is now closed -please follow the global coronavirus live blog for updatesEU leaders told bloc has sent 21m Covid vaccine doses to the UKJean-Claude Juncker criticises EU over Covid spat with UKPub and restaurant Covid checks unworkable, says industry6.45pmGMTRelated:Coronavirus live news: EU vaccine campaign suffers new blow with Novavax delay; Italy to miss jabs target6.29pmGMTAnd here is the breakdown, by party, of the 76 MPs who voted against extending the Coronavirus Act.Conserv...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Boris Johnson House of Commons Infectious diseases NHS Medical research Microbiology Matt Hancock Pubs Scotland Nicola Sturgeon Conservatives Labour Scottish National party (SNP) Scottish politi Source Type: news

Boris Johnson hints at bigger pay rise for England’s nurses
Prime minister under pressure to put better deal on the table after Scottish government offers NHS staff a 4% increase (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Westminster government could learn from Scotland over NHS pay  
Commenting on the announcement today (Wednesday) that the Scottish government has made a pay offer to NHS staff in Scotland, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “This shows where there’s a political will there’s most definitely a way. “Valuing health staff and investing in the NHS is a political choice. One that Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak are choosing not to make. “After a long and difficult year, a decent pay rise for NHS staff should be a simple decision to make and be popular with the public. “The Westminster government should learn from the a...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 25, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: News Press release nhs pay Sara Gorton Scotland Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK: 19 March 2021, ONS
Estimates for England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. This survey is being delivered in partnership with University of Oxford, University of Manchester, Public Health England, and Wellcome Trust, updated 19th March 2021. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK Covid live news: backlash over plan to have pub landlords check Covid status
Latest updates: Boris Johnson tells MPs landlords could set criteria for entry, including demanding customers provide Covid vaccine certificateEU leaders push back against plan to halt Covid vaccine exportsPlans to let pub landlords check Covid status criticised as dangerousPubs that check Covid status may be allowed to drop social distancingCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage10.07amGMTEU leaders are likely to shy away from supporting the use of new powers to block Covid vaccine shipments to countries such as the UK with better jab coverage than the bloc, according to a draft statement...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Boris Johnson House of Commons Infectious diseases NHS Medical research Microbiology Source Type: news

UK Covid: Johnson confirms France may go on 'red list' for border controls - as it happened
This blog is now closed.For the latest coronavirus news from around the world, head to our global blogFrance may go on UK travel red list, Boris Johnson confirmsAstraZeneca plant inspected by Italian police at EU requestKeir Starmer pushes Boris Johnson for Covid public inquiryGlobal coronavirus updates – live6.31pmGMTI think there is a hierarchy between mandating something and permitting it or forbidding it. I think in some areas, in particular sectors where vulnerable elderly people are being cared for, there may be some need for mandation, [in others] some need for a more permissive approach. All that will be set ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Politics Boris Johnson Coronavirus UK news Keir Starmer PMQs Science House of Commons Conservatives Infectious diseases NHS Priti Patel Immigration and asylum Scotland Scottish politics Nicola Sturgeon Ruth Davidson Liver Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces Five Initiatives to Help Find the ‘Missing Millions’ of Undiagnosed People Living with Tuberculosis
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., 24 March 2021 – In recognition of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, Johnson & Johnson today announced a series of new commitments and collaborations in support of global efforts to find and deliver care to the millions of adults and children living with TB who have not yet been diagnosed. Successfully identifying these people, especially those living with multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB), remains one of the most significant obstacles in achieving the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal of ending TB by 2030. These initiatives—together with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculos...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

UK Covid: Boris Johnson says country will be dealing with fallout for rest of his life - as it happened
This blog is now closed.For the latest coronavirus news from around the world, head to our global blogPregnant nurse who died of Covid ‘unhappy’ to be sent home from A&E‘Difficult year’: minute’s silence held for those lost to CovidGreece and Spain to ease restrictions on flights from UKEU to widen criteria for possible Covid vaccine bansGlobal coronavirus updates – live6.45pmGMTMuch of what ’s happened in lockdown has the risk of making people who are on the borderlines of deprivation in more difficult economic and other circumstances and we all know that has a massive impact ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Politics Coronavirus UK news Boris Johnson Nicola Sturgeon Scotland Scottish politics Scottish National party (SNP) Infectious diseases Alex Salmond Medical research Office for National Statistics Chris Whitty Source Type: news

UK Covid live: minute's silence to honour victims; cases in England's schools double in a week
Latest updates:minute ’s silence at midday; number of pupils self-isolatinghas quadrupled over the same periodUK and EU may share Netherlands vaccine supplies to ease tensionsHancock: no plans to put all European countries on travel ‘red list’Sturgeon Covid inquiry pledge adds to pressure on JohnsonCovid travel rules will allow ‘Stanley Johnson loophole’ for second homesGlobal coronavirus updates – live2.42pmGMTTheEuropean commission has announced it will adopt a “revision” of its vaccine export rules, with details due to be published on tomorrow morning. Chief spokesmanEric ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Politics Coronavirus UK news Nicola Sturgeon Scotland Scottish politics Scottish National party (SNP) Infectious diseases Alex Salmond Medical research Office for National Statistics Boris Johnson Source Type: news

Website refresh for RPS Scotland
We have refreshed and updated our RPS Scotland webpages to bring you more information about the work we are doing and to encourage greater engagement with our members. We heard from members that they (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - March 22, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Revealed: the grim list of sex abuse claims against Metropolitan police
Nearly 600 Scotland Yard employees faced claims of sexual misconduct over six years, as pressure grows on ‘misogynist’ force (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Operatively treated ankle fractures in Switzerland, 2002-2012: epidemiology and associations between baseline characteristics and fracture types - Vieira Cardoso D, Dubois-Ferri ère V, Gamulin A, Baréa C, Rodriguez P, Hannouche D, Lübbeke A.
BACKGROUND: Ankle fractures are common, and their incidence has been increasing. Previous epidemiological studies have been conducted in the US, Scandinavia, and Scotland. Our objectives were to provide a current epidemiological overview of operatively tre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Westminster government out on its own on NHS pay, says UNISON
Commenting on the announcement today (Wednesday) that the Welsh government is to recognise the efforts made by health and care staff throughout the pandemic, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “Boris Johnson and his government are now out of step with every other part of the UK. “The devolved administrations have all made one-off gestures showing they appreciate everything NHS and care staff have done this past year. “It’s a pity ministers in Westminster have still failed to commit to funding the proper salary increases staff across the UK deserve. “The pu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release NHS pay rise Source Type: news

Uganda: Commonwealth Lauds Museveni for Covid-19 Response
[Monitor] The Commonwealth Secretary General Rt Hon Patricia Scotland has hailed President Yoweri Museveni for the 'proper response' to Covid-19 pandemic in Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Victorian girl visits Jon all the time, but he knows she's not a ghost
Every day throughout lockdown, Jon Attenborough from Perth, Scotland has been visited by a small, ghostly girl in Victorian costume, who appears at his breakfast table. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid vaccine lowers cases in Scotland's healthcare worker families
Vaccination of Scotland's healthcare workers has lowered the rate of infection for people they live with. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

England's Covid infection rate is now LOWER than Scotland's for the first time since April
Department of Health data showed England had 61 cases per 100,000 people on March 5, the latest available, but in Scotland it was 62.9 per 100,000. It has sparked calls to relax lockdown earlier. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RPS Board Elections: statement from English, Scottish and Welsh Pharmacy Boards
We believe the 2021 elections for the RPS national boards in England, Scotland and Wales will be among the most important and influential in recent years. It’s a time of change and pressure acr (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - March 11, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Kenya: Covid-19 Millionaires Continue to Walk Scot-Free a Year Later
[Nation] At a time like this last year, highly connected businessmen were making last-minute plans to charter planes to fly in scarce Covid-19 gear from China and India. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UK Covid news: Nicola Sturgeon eases some restrictions on outdoor mixing in Scotland – as it happened
Scottish first minister announceslimited changes to mixing, in particular for teenagers. This live blog has now closed –please follow the global coronavirus live blog for updatesWhitty says Covid could ‘turn bad very fast’ if lockdown easing rushedScientists question NHS algorithm as young people called in for jabSturgeon eases some Covid rules on outdoor mixing in ScotlandNHS Nightingale hospitals to close from next monthLabour calls for audit of UK ’s preparedness for next pandemic4.50pmGMTI don ’t want to criticise Rishi Sunak - he is doing a pretty good job in difficult circumstances.But I...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Health policy Infectious diseases Chris Whitty Patrick Vallance Simon Stevens Science Scotland Nicola Sturgeon George Osborne Budget 2021 Source Type: news

The cost of separation: the impact of visiting restrictions on families of care home residents during COVID-19, SCIE
The research, carried out between May and October 2020, focuses on the impact of this on family carers with older relatives in Scottish care homes: the partners, husbands, wives, sons, daughters, close friends or family members with primary caring responsibilities. Drawing on the evidence, it makes recommendations to reduce harm, reconnect families and recognise them as essential partners in care. Learning from their experiences, it also draws out lessons for the future, to'build back better'and prevent this from happening again. The study recognises the significant pressures on care home staff, and aims to promote and r...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Missing patient with Brazilian Covid strain is FOUND after nationwide hunt 
To date, six cases of the variant of concern have been found in the UK - three in Scotland and three in England. A public appeal had been made for one of those people in England to come forward. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day, 2021International Women’s Day: To Change the World, Women Must Choose to Challenge
By Patricia ScotlandLONDON, Mar 5 2021 (IPS) Among the greatest gifts with which I have been blessed were parents who instilled in me a deep-rooted sense of identity, and the unequivocal belief that there was no difference between what a boy and a girl could achieve. This assurance sustained me while growing up, as the tenth child out of twelve wonderful siblings, and through the numerous times when it was suggested by others that I would never succeed, simply because I was black, poor and female. Patricia ScotlandWhen I set out on my career in law, a mere 3% of the profession were women, and less than 0.01% were black wo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Patricia Scotland Tags: Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Women in Politics International Women's Day 2021 Source Type: news

Scotland would ‘fare better’ outside the UK, more than two thirds of Scots say
More than half are in favour of independence, according to new poll (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anticipatory care planning in the context of COVID-19, Health Improvement Scotland
A range of resources that have been developed since the outset of the pandemic in March 2020 and include: information on ACP in the context of COVID-19; the Essential ACP - a tool to support rapid production and sharing of an ACP during the COVID-19 pandemic; guidance on developing Anticipatory Care Plans for people with Dementia. These resources are intended to be used in conjunction with health and social care staff, and are not designed for use by individuals and their families. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plan to Ditch the Mask After Vaccination? Not So Fast.
It ’s not clear how easily vaccinated people may spread the virus, but the answer to that question is coming soon. Until then, scientists urge caution. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Clinical Trials Preventive Medicine Masks Disease Rates Research Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Deaths (Fatalities) Johnson & Moderna Inc Pfizer Inc Israel Scotland Source Type: news

The Guardian view on Rishi Sunak's budget: Britain will go backwards with tax rises and spending cuts | Editorial
The chancellor would like Britain ’s relief response to be seen like Joe Biden’s in the US. But President Biden believes in the power of government, Mr Sunak does notRishi Sunak, the chancellor, has emerged in recent months with the plausible aura of a future Tory leader. This budget was a crucial one for two reasons. First, it was the biggest fiscal event since the UK left the orbit of the European Union. Second, it is dawning on Britons that they can see beyond the shadow of coronavirus. Both beg the question: what sort of country could we expect to live in post-pandemic? Mr Sunak did not have an answer, whic...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Budget 2021 UK news Rishi Sunak Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news Tax and spending Politics Conservatives Economic policy Joe Biden Bank of England North of England Source Type: news

Meet Rakiya Suleiman – Winner of the 2021 Nelson Mandela Award
In 2015, the National Black Members’ Conference established the Nelson Mandela Award, to be presented each year to a member who has ‘gone above and beyond’ for Black people – within the union and in the wider society. Amongst our Black membership we recognise that there is an abundance of talent and that many people tirelessly fight for racial equality. UNISON is delighted to celebrate the achievements, courage and determination of Rakiya Suleiman. Rakiya has been an activist in Scotland for over 20 years. As the current Deputy Chair of UNISON’s National Black Members’ Committee and Chai...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 3, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anna Costi Tags: Black members news Source Type: news

Assessment of COVID-19 in primary care, SIGN
This evidence review addresses prognostic factors which may indicate progression to severe disease. Key findings are presented on the identification of symptoms, characteristics, comorbidities and clinical signs in adults which may indicate a higher risk of progression to severe disease. This review complements the Scottish Government's COVID-19 Scottish Primary Care Hub Triage Guide and should be used alongside it. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news