10 awe-inspiring walks around the UK
Scientists found weekly ‘awe walks’ led to more positive emotions among study participants - here are some of the nation’s most wondrous locationsShare your awe-inspiring walks with usThe Romantics first drew our attention to “awe” in the natural world and now scientists have confirmed its value.Older adults who took weekly “awe walks” reported increased positive emotions and less distress in their daily lives, according toa study published in the journal Emotion.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Barkham Tags: Environment Walking Health & wellbeing Fitness Hobbies Life and style UK news Mental health Scotland Wales Northern Ireland Society Science Source Type: news

Fightback against rise in Covid cases thrashed out at No 10 summit
Boris Johnson held lengthy meeting with scientists about bringing down UK infection rateCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDeep into Sunday night, a debate was playing out in the heart of Downing Street. The prime minister had gathered the UK ’s most eminent scientists – and was learning that “follow the science” is not as simple as it sounds.After more than a week of worrying news, with cases rising dramatically across the UK, some of the scientists at the late-night summit were in fierce disagreementover what to do.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Elgot and Severin Carrell Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Boris Johnson Patrick Vallance Chris Whitty Rishi Sunak Science Politics Scotland UK news Matt Hancock Keir Starmer Source Type: news

UK coronavirus: alert level to be raised from 3 to 4; Northern Ireland bans mixing indoors
Matt Hancockannounces childcare exemption to local lockdowns in England; UK cases rise by 4,368,second highest daily total since early MayRaising of UK Covid alert level opens door to major restrictionsLockdowns in four more areas of Wales as cases riseWhitty: UK could see 200 deaths a day by NovemberScottish ministers considering strict new Covid rules, leak revealsGlobal coronavirus updates – live6.15pmBST4 UK CMOs - inc@DrGregorSmith - agree raising of#Covid_19 alert level to 4. I ’ll participate in COBR meeting tomorrow am, after which@scotgov Cabinet will agree measures to bring virus back under control in...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Politics Coronavirus outbreak Health Chris Whitty Patrick Vallance Labour Science Infectious diseases Scotland Wales Labour conference 2020 Anneliese Dodds Matt Hancock Source Type: news

UK coronavirus live news: four more areas of Wales to go into lockdown; Whitty calls for reduced social contacts
Restrictions for Newport, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Blaenau Gwent; Whitty calls for ‘break in unnecessary links between households’Whitty: UK could see 200 deaths a day by NovemberVallance says 6,000 new cases a day in UK, doubling every seven daysSummary of key points from Whitty/Vallance Covid briefingFollow Covid rules or see UK deaths return to spring levels, Shapps warnsGlobal coronavirus updates – live2.58pmBSTAnneliese Dodds’ first speech as shadow chancellor to a Labour conference this morning did not take place in the best of circumstances. The conference is online, which means that even...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Politics Coronavirus outbreak Health Chris Whitty Patrick Vallance Labour Science Infectious diseases Scotland Wales Labour conference 2020 Anneliese Dodds Source Type: news

UK coronavirus live: R number increases to between 1.1 and 1.4; Welsh leader slams 'vacancy at heart of UK'
New infectionsgrowing by 2% to 7% daily;Mark Drakeford has had one talk with PM since May; Scotland given‘advance notice of hard decisions’Stricter restrictions imposed in Lancashire, Merseyside and Warrington‘Circuit break’ plans for England to prevent new lockdownTest and trace: how does UK compare with other countries?London New Year ’s Eve fireworks cancelled, says Sadiq KhanGlobal coronavirus updates – live3.28pmBSTTrain operators and the government are locked in talks to extend the£3.5bn rescue deal that kept the railways running through the pandemic, which is due to expire o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Aamna Mohdin (now) and Amelia Hill (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Politics Infectious diseases Science UK news Medical research Boris Johnson Matt Hancock Source Type: news

NHS staff say ‘ #OneTeam2K ’ as they call for a pay rise
Health workers deserve more than applause for their efforts – not least during the coronavirus pandemic. That’s why, yesterday and today, staff in UNISON branches based in NHS hospitals, ambulance stations and clinics are holding socially distanced events and using social media to call for a proper pay rise. UNISON’s pay claim, which was delivered to Downing Street last month, would see every NHS employee receive an increase of at least £2,000 by the end of the year. This early wage increase – equivalent to around £1 an hour extra for all staff – could give ailing local economies a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 18, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News #OneTeam2K Covid-19 health care nhs pay Source Type: news

NHS workers call on government to show its appreciation for them
Health staff across the UK – including nurses, paramedics, cleaners, domestics and porters – are beginning two days of campaigning today (Thursday) urging the government to give an early, significant pay rise of at least £2,000 to every worker in the NHS. Staff in UNISON branches based in NHS hospitals, ambulance stations and clinics will be using social media and taking part in socially distanced events to press home the message that health workers deserve much more than applause for their efforts during the pandemic. Health workers know the public backs an early NHS pay rise, but now want to s...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - September 17, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release NHS pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Testing chaos to blame for rise in NHS 111 and 999 calls, says UNISON
The government’s failure to resolve Covid-19 testing shortages is placing additional strain on NHS urgent care and emergency services, says UNISON today (Wednesday). Staff handling enquiries to the NHS 111 treatment advice line are reporting to the union that call volumes have increased significantly – in some cases more than trebling. These include non-urgent enquiries from people with Covid-19 symptoms about booking a test because they can’t get through to 119, the official NHS testing service number. Parents worried their children will be unable to return to school if they’re sick with the virus ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 16, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus testing emergency services Source Type: news

Just 78 victims of coronavirus were recorded in England and Wales last week
Health officials announced 27 new deaths across all settings. Earlier today, angencies in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland declared deaths. But no new victims were announced in Wales. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People in England's 10 worst-hit Covid-19 hotspots unable to get tests
Mobile testing unit fails to show up in Bolton, despite highest infection rate in UKCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople in England ’s 10 worst-hit coronavirus hotspots were unable to get tests on Monday, leading to claims of a “shambles”.Those trying to arrange a test in the areas with the highest infection rates were told that none were available at walk-in centres, drive-through facilities or for home delivery.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Josh Halliday and Steven Morris Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Bolton UK news Wales Scotland Nicola Sturgeon Politics Infectious diseases Science Matt Hancock Source Type: news

Immune system ‘bully boys’ square up to coronavirus crisis
The pandemic has given a Scottish biotech company a chance to test an innovative therapy (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Report 'rule of six' breaches, minister urges
It comes as England, Scotland and Wales introduce limits on gatherings, with some key differences. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People in England's 10 worst-hit Covid hotspots unable to get tests
Mobile testing unit fails to show up in Bolton, despite highest infection rate in UKCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople in England ’s 10 worst-hit coronavirus hotspots were unable to get tests on Monday, leading to claims of a “shambles”.Those trying to arrange a test in the areas with the highest infection rates were told that none were available at walk-in centres, drive-through facilities or for home delivery.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Josh Halliday and Steven Morris Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Bolton UK news Wales Scotland Nicola Sturgeon Politics Infectious diseases Science Matt Hancock Source Type: news

Experts warn Boris Johnson's 'disturbing decision' to limit gatherings 'with no scientific evidence'
Experts from Oxford's Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine have criticised the Rule of Six legislation coming into effect in England, Scotland and Wales today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain bets on another coronavirus vaccine with £1.3billion investment in Scottish factory
The company Valneva, which hopes to get approval for its Covid-19 vaccine in the second half of 2021, will supply Britain with at least 60million doses as part of the deal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: France daily cases top 10,000; Victoria reports 41 new infections
Cases also rising in England and Scotland as Europe outbreak worsens; seven more deaths in worst-hit Australian state; Oxford University vaccine trials to resume. Follow latest updatesOxford University resumes Covid-19 vaccine trialsTrump ally who tried to change Covid reports was ‘fighting deep state’Australian diplomats sent to Heathrow to help stranded citizens4.45amBSTBack inVictoria, Australia:A woman dragged from her car by police on Saturday is expected to be charged with six offences, including resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.Police spoke to the female driver at the checkpoint in relati...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ben Doherty (now), Alison Rourke and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news US news Australia news India Brazil Science Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Oxford University resumes vaccine trial; cases in Scotland hit four-month high - live updates
India racks up another 97,570 infections; police disperse demonstrators in Victoria; Brazil deaths climb past 130,000. Follow all the developmentsCovid-19 vaccine gamble: where bets have been placed and why‘World-leadingly bad’: the week Covid resurged in the UKPassengers furious at airlines over voucher policyBob Woodward rejects criticism he sat on Trump ‘deadly’ virus remarks2.41pmBSTDaily coronavirus cases inScotland have hit a four-month high, the latest Scottish government figures show.A total of 221 people have tested positive for the virus in the past 24 hours - the highest daily figure sinc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Damien Gayle , Graham Readfearn and Naaman Zhou (earlier), Aaron Walawalkar(now) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Medical research Microbiology World news Source Type: news

UK coronavirus live: Scotland and Wales bring in 'rule of six' regulations amid rise in cases
Stricter regulations across the UK come as a study reports that mask wearing and lockdown rules are causing deeper social divides than BrexitCovid lockdown rules more divisive than Brexit, survey findsUK ’s economic recovery from Covid-19 crisis continuesGlobal coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage9.38amBSTFace masks will be mandatory in shops and indoor spaces in Wales from Monday, the first minister has said.Mark Drakeford said the country had reached a threshold where 20 people in 100,000 were suffering from coronavirus.9.27amBSTChallenged on why the London government had not followed th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 11, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amy Walker Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news Politics Boris Johnson Nicola Sturgeon Infectious diseases Medical research Source Type: news

Brexit: EU threatens legal action against UK unless it rewrites internal market bill – as it happened
European commission says passing the bill would constitute ‘extremely serious violation of withdrawal agreement and international law’. This live blog is now closed: for coronavirus updates,please follow the global live blogGovernment legal advisers divided over move to override Brexit dealEU tells UK: drop Brexit plans to break law or face sanctions‘Depressing and frustrating’: European press on UK Brexit move6.15pmBSTThe UK is refusing to include indispensable guarantees of fair competition in our future agreement, while requesting free access to our market. We have taken note of the UK government...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Brexit Politics Coronavirus outbreak UK news Boris Johnson Science Scotland Nicola Sturgeon Matt Hancock European Union Foreign policy Northern Ireland Michael Gove Source Type: news

'Protect Scotland' contact-tracing app is launched by Nicola Sturgeon
Mrs Sturgeon is eager to have as many Scots sign up to the voluntary app as possible after admitting this morning Covid-19's reproduction 'R' rate might be 1.5 north of the border. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GP income rising half as fast in England as rest of Great Britain
GP income before tax rose just 2.1% in England in 2018/19 - compared with increases of 4.4% in Wales and 7.2% in Scotland, official data show. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - September 10, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Contracts & funding Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Scottish deaths up by a third at height of pandemic
The number of people who died in Scotland at the height of the coronavirus outbreak was a third higher than usual. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feeling misunderstood boosts support for Brexit
(University of Exeter) Feeling misunderstood by other groups makes people more likely to support separatist causes like Brexit and Scottish independence, new research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Support bubbles: How do they work and who is in yours?
Some people in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland can form "support bubbles". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Keir Starmer warns UK's test-and-trace system on 'verge of collapse'
Ministers concede lack of laboratory capacity for tests could take fortnight to resolveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageKeir Starmer has warned the coronavirus test-and-trace system is “on the verge of collapse”, as ministers conceded that a lack of laboratory capacity which has prevented many people getting a test could take a fortnight to be resolved.The hold-up in processing Covid results, which has seen some peopleasked to travel from London to Scotland for tests, prompted alarm from council leaders who said it could be calamitous in the period that pupils and students retur...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Peter Walker and Simon Murphy and Ian Sample Tags: Keir Starmer Politics Coronavirus outbreak UK news Health policy Infectious diseases Science Boris Johnson Sadiq Khan Public services policy Source Type: news

Coronavirus: New cases in all Scottish mainland areas
The latest figures include the deaths of three more people who had tested positive - the highest since 30 June. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK coronavirus: Keir Starmer says test-and-trace system 'on verge of collapse' – as it happened
Labour leader says government did not use summer to make system effective;Bolton lockdown tightenedamid highest case numbers in UK. This live blog is now closed - for updates,please follow the global coronavirus live blog6.15pmBSTRelated:Coronavirus live news: migrant camps near Athens in quarantine; South Africa sees lowest case increase in months5.55pmBSTFrom the BBC ’sNick EardleyBREAKING: Another top civil servant departingRowena Collins Rice - Director General at the Attorney General's Office - leaving her jobDept says part of process going back months, but yet another senior figure leavingContinue reading... (S...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Politics Brexit UK news Matt Hancock Boris Johnson Infectious diseases Science Health Theresa May Northern Ireland European Union Foreign policy Nicola Sturgeon Scotland Bolton Keir Starmer Source Type: news

Why is there a problem with getting a test for Covid-19 in the UK?
Amid more cases, people with suspected infections have been reporting difficultiesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMany people with coronavirus symptoms have struggled to obtain a test nearby in recent weeks.Reports have emerged of people being asked to drive long distances to test centres even when local ones are quiet. The problem is nationwide, with people in Manchester being sent to test sites in Scotland and Leicester, people in Loughborough being sent to Wales, and others in Surrey being sent to the Isle of Wight, despite the need to hop on a ferry. The Labour MP Helen Hayes said one ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases UK news Health policy Medical research Science Source Type: news

All of UK facing 'big burden' to prevent Covid second wave, warns minister
Comments from Robert Jenrick come amid stricter measures for parts of Scotland and WalesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEveryone in the UK must take on the “big burden” of preventing a second wave of coronavirus , a government minister has said, as Caerphilly in south Wales prepared to be placed under local lockdown and stricter measures were extended in Scotland.Robert Jenrick, the housing and communities secretary, echoed claims by the deputy medical officer, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, who warned the UK will face “a bumpy ride over the next few months” if people ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Pidd and Steven Morris Tags: UK news Coronavirus outbreak Scotland Wales Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Lockdown did not reduce " most harmful " type of air pollution in Scotland
(University of Stirling) The significant reduction in vehicle journeys during the COVID-19 lockdown did not reduce the level of toxic fine particles in Scotland's air, according to experts at the University of Stirling. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UK records nearly 3,000 new Covid-19 cases for second day
Hancock blames affluent young people for increase and Scotland widens controls (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Portugal quarantine rules come into force
Those arriving in Scotland from Portugal or French Polynesia from 04:00 on Saturday must self-isolate. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impact and mortality of COVID-19 on people living with dementia: cross-country report, International Long-term Care Policy Network
Key findings: We have collected data on impact and mortality of COVID-19 in people living with dementia in 9 countries: The United Kingdom (UK), Spain, Ireland, Italy, Australia, the United States (US), India, Kenya and Brazil. The share of people whose deaths were linked to COVID-19 in care homes who had dementia ranges from 29% to 75% across those countries. Within countries,people with dementia account for 25% of all COVID-19 related deaths in England and Wales, 31% in Scotland and 19% in Italy. We did not find nation-level data for the rest of the countries. The high rates of deaths in peopl e living with dementi...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Scotland overcounting the number of patients in hospital beds?, CEBM (updated 2nd September 2020)
Daily the UK Government website updates the COVID data. In the 2 External 0 0 0healthcare section false https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/healthcare true false%>, the daily count of confirmed COVID-19 patients in hospital at midnight the preceding night is reported. In England, 430 patients were in hospital on the 28th of August. This is significantly down (by 81%) from the 2,289 reported on the 1st of July. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children Across Europe Are Going Back to School. Here ’s How 3 Countries Are Managing It
Around the world, students are returning to school as countries experiment with new educational models and social distancing protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While preliminary research suggests children are less vulnerable to COVID-19 than adults, there remain concerns that schools will become breeding grounds for infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has cautioned that “full sized, in-person classes, activities and events” will likely lead to the spread of COVID-19 in schools. Opening schools in some countries has already proven to be hazardous. In Israel, for instance, s...
Source: TIME: Health - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Londontime Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Concern over virus cases in Glasgow area
Figures show that 66 of the 154 new cases reported in Scotland were in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tens of thousands of Scottish pupils absent from school
More than 100,000 pupils are not in class - mostly for non-Covid reasons, official figures show. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drive-through testing for SARS-CoV-2 in symptomatic health and social care workers and household members: an observational cohort study, Thorax
Report describes implementation of a drive-through testing service in Scotland where 22% of 1890 COVID tests were positive. It was estimated that allowing the remaining 78% of staff to return to work within 24 hours saved over 8000 working days during the peak pandemic period. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drones can be a source of disturbance to wintering waterbird flocks
(Taylor& Francis Group) Newly published research, carried out by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) in Scotland, shows that wintering waterbirds, such as ducks, geese, swans and wading birds can easily be scared into flight by drones. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

At-home abortions before 10 weeks could become permanent option
Ministers are set to hold a consultation on whether to keep the system in place in England, Wales and Scotland. It allows women up to ten weeks pregnant to take abortion pills at home. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Give all NHS staff a wage rise immediately of at least £2k, says UNISON
  A pay claim submitted by UNISON to the government today (Friday) would see every NHS employee receive an increase of at least £2,000 by the end of this year. UNISON – which is the UK’s biggest union and represents NHS staff including healthcare assistants, radiographers, porters, midwives and paramedics – says this rise is the equivalent of around £1 an hour for all staff. If the claim is accepted, minimum wages in the health service would go above £20,000 a year for the first time (more than £20,400 annually in Scotland), according to the ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 28, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus health workers nhs pay Source Type: news

UK announces Covid-19 deaths for Wednesday
NHS England confirmed that nine more people have died in its hospitals since Saturday, August 22, and the two deaths in Scotland are the country's first since July 16. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Scotland deaths after positive test for six weeks
Two deaths of people who tested positive in the last 28 days have been recorded - the first fatalities since 16 July. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clare Morrison appointed Director of RPS in Scotland
Clare Morrison FRPharmS has been appointed Director of RPS in Scotland, following the retirement of Alex MacKinnon. Clare will take up her new post on 21st September. Clare will be responsible for na (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 26, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

UK's Johnson says face masks possible in English schools
The British government has come under renewed pressure to recommend that high school students in England should wear face masks, at least in communal areas such as corridors, after the advice in Scotland was changed (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Should children in England wear face masks in schools?
Case for and against pupils wearing a face covering as England prepares to reopen schoolsSchools in England prepare to defy official adviceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAlthough the Scottish government has given secondary schools “obligatory guidance” that pupils should wear face coverings in corridors, communal areas and school buses, at the moment there are no plans to review the wearing of face masks in English schools, despite concerns from headteachers and parents. What are the arguments for and against the policy?Related:Covid-19: Boris Johnson admits school face mask a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Grover Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology World news Schools Education UK news Source Type: news

No review of face mask rules in English schools, says minister
Alok Sharma says there are no plans to look again at guidance despite Scottish pupils being asked to wear coveringsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe business secretary, Alok Sharma, has said there are no plans to review the wearing of face masks in English schools despite a plea from headteachers.The Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), a trade union that represents more than 19,000 senior staff, has called on the government to review its guidance.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Simon Murphy Political correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science UK news Schools Education Teaching Source Type: news

Scotland's handling of virus boosts support for independence
Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon has won praise for her handling of the coronavirus pandemic, her calm and sober response to the crisis standing in contrast to the sometimes-chaotic approach of U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

General Practice in the time of Covid-19, Deep End
12 general practitioners in Deep End practices in Glasgow and Edinburgh report and reflect on their experience of how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected patients and practices. As the pandemic continues and the economic consequences unfold, the report also considers the future implications. Part of the Scottish Deep End Project involving general practices serving the 100 most deprived populations in Scotland. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news