NSW reports 210 cases as protesters a no-show; Queensland announces snap lockdown – as it happened
New South Wales records210 new locally acquired cases of coronavirus –two-thirds in people under 40– as police set upexclusion zone over anti-lockdown protest;Queensland locks down 11 LGAs from 4pm today aftersix new cases. Follow the latest newsQueensland snap lockdown: latest restrictions explainedState v state: war of words heats up over Sydney and Melbourne lockdownsFrom social distancing bracelets to vaccine priority: how NSW supermarkets are tackling CovidNSW restrictions;NSW hotspots;border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker;get our free news app;get our morning email briefing8.54amBSTWe ’ll leave...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 31, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Luke Henriques-Gomes (now) and Royce Kurmelovs (earlier) Tags: Australia news Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science Health Australian politics Source Type: news

NSW Covid outbreak: death toll rises as two-thirds of 210 new cases under 40
Man in his 60s dies at home in south-west Sydney as state reports new locally acquired casesFollow our coronavirus live blogState v state: war of words heats up over Sydney and Melbourne lockdownsFrom social distancing bracelets to vaccine priority: how NSW supermarkets are tackling CovidNSW restrictions;NSW hotspots;border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker;get our free news app;get our morning email briefingThe death toll from the New South Wales coronavirus outbreak has risen to 14 after the death of a man at his home in south-west Sydney.The news came as NSW reported 210 new locally acquired cases of Covid-19 on Satur...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 31, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Royce Kurmelovs Tags: New South Wales Australia news Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science Health Victoria Sydney Source Type: news

Covid Australia live news update: NSW reports 210 cases as police try to block protest; Queensland announces snap lockdown
New South Wales records210 new locally acquired coronavirus cases– two-thirds in people aged under 40 – as police set upexclusion zoneover anti-lockdown protest;Queensland locks down 11 LGAs from 4pm today aftersix new cases. Follow latest newsQueensland snap lockdown: latest restrictions explainedState v state: war of words heats up over Sydney and Melbourne lockdownsFrom social distancing bracelets to vaccine priority: how NSW supermarkets are tackling CovidNSW restrictions;NSW hotspots;border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker;get our free news app;get our morning email briefing5.29amBSTACT COVID-19 updateS...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 31, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Luke Henriques-Gomes (now) and Royce Kurmelovs (earlier) Tags: Australia news Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Can Australia fix its CovidSafe app and turn the pandemic into a ‘pingdemic’?
The Australian government is refusing to adopt technology used overseas that could speed up notification of close contactsThe federal government is in discussions to tweak its CovidSafe app to pick up more fleeting contacts due to the more infectious Delta variant, but is refusing to adopt technology used overseas that could speed up notification of close contacts.As England and Wales experience what is being called a“pingdemic”– with more than 600,000 isolation alerts sent to users of its NHS app in one week earlier this month – Australia’s CovidSafe app has managed to identify just 17 close ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 30, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Josh Taylor Tags: Coronavirus Technology Australia news Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Covid: No quarantine for fully jabbed US and EU travellers
Ministers hope the rule change in England, Scotland and Wales will help reunite family and friends. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Police staff unions angered by employers ’ offer of a pay freeze
Police staff unions UNISON, Unite and the GMB have reacted with anger after employers offered their members in England and Wales a pay freeze yesterday. With inflation running at 3.9% RPI, this would be a pay cut in real terms. The employers – the National Police Chiefs Council, the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, and the Home Office – offered the same to police staff as the home secretary imposed on police officers last week: a £250 increase for those earning up to £24,000, with nothing for anyone else. UNISON national officer for police Ben Priestley commented: “Police s...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 28, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News police and justice Source Type: news

Council staff who kept local services and schools running deserve a real pay rise
Staff working for councils and in schools are worth more than the 1.75% pay offer put forward by employers after working through the worst of times, say unions representing local authority workers today (Tuesday). UNISON, GMB and Unite are urging local government employers to rethink their revised pay offer of a 1.75% pay rise (with 2.75% for those on the bottom pay point) for 2021/22 by awarding an increase that will properly and fairly reward council and school support staff. The unions say the offer falls well short of the 10% claim they put forward for this year. Last m...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 27, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release local government pay – the National Joint Council (NJC) Source Type: news

UNISON launches consultation over NHS rise that meets neither expectations nor real living wage
The government has failed to honour its own ‘levelling up’ promises with the disappointing 3% pay rise for NHS workers in England, says UNISON. The award announced last week doesn’t meet the real living wage of £9.50 per hour for the lowest paid health service workers and widens the gap between those at the top and bottom of the scale, the union says. The 3% increase means the lowest earners will get a rise which is just one sixth of those at the top of the NHS pay scales. UNISON will begin consulting NHS workers later this week on whether they accept the rise, or oppose it and are prepared to ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 27, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release #OneTeam2k NHS pay rise one team your say Source Type: news

Covid killed 218 people in England and Wales last week as virus deaths rose by a fifth
Experts said it was 'not surprising' Covid deaths had risen because infections had previously been surging upwards. Almost nine in ten adults have got at least one jab. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NSW Covid update: 172 new cases as Berejiklian flags greater Sydney lockdown lasting into September
NSW premier expected to announce Covid roadmap as Blacktown apartment block locked downFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesNSW restrictions;NSW hotspots;border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker;get our free news app;get our morning email briefingThe New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian, has hinted at a prolonged lockdown in greater Sydney well into September as case numbers reached 172, the highest number of this outbreak.At least 60 cases were in the community during their infectious period and 19 were only partially isolating, while 32 are still under review.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Anne Davies Tags: New South Wales Coronavirus Infectious diseases Gladys Berejiklian Australia news Medical research Science Source Type: news

NSW records 172 new Covid cases as Berejiklian flags greater Sydney lockdown lasting into September
NSW premier expected to announce Covid roadmap as Blacktown apartment block locked downFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesNSW restrictions;NSW hotspots;border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker;get our free news app;get our morning email briefingThe New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian, has hinted at a prolonged lockdown in greater Sydney well into September as case numbers reached 172, the highest number of this outbreak.At least 60 cases were in the community during their infectious period and 19 were only partially isolating, while 32 are still under review.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Anne Davies Tags: New South Wales Coronavirus Infectious diseases Gladys Berejiklian Australia news Medical research Science Source Type: news

White people have worst life expectancy than any other ethnic group
The life expectancy of white Britons in England and Wales was 83.1 years for women and 79.7 years for men, compared with 88.9 for black African women and 83.8 years for men. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life expectancy lower for white and mixed ethnic people than Black and Asian groups – study
Findings of Office for National Statistics analysis consistent with previous research say expertsPeople from white and mixed ethnic groups had lower life expectancy compared with Black and Asian groups in England and Wales between 2011 and 2014, according to analysis by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).Thestudy linked 2011 census and death registration data to produce estimates of life expectancy and cause of death by ethnic group.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Grover Science correspondent Tags: Life expectancy Health Science Society Office for National Statistics UK news Source Type: news

Prime Minister  must intervene to fund a fair pay rise for council workers
UNISON has today (Monday) urged the Prime Minister to make funding available for council workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland who keep communities safe and clean, educate children and care for the sick and elderly to have the pay rise they deserve. In a letter to Boris Johnson, the union’s general secretary Christina McAnea said the local services that have been vital to millions will only continue to be resilient if they have “a valued and fairly rewarded workforce”. She points out these workers are often “low-paid women who have been the backb...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: Press release Christina McAnea local government pay 2014 NJC pay Source Type: news

Burden of nosocomial COVID-19 in Wales: results from a multicentre retrospective observational study of 2508 hospitalised adults, Thorax
Study found inpatient mortality was higher for nosocomial Covid-19 infection (range 38-42%) than for community-acquired infection (31% –35%). Nosocomial diagnosis occurred median of 30 days after admission, suggesting a window for prophylactic/post-exposure interventions. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Review body on doctors ’ and dentists’ remuneration
This report contains recommendations from the review body on doctors ’ and dentists’ remuneration on doctors’ and dentists’ pay in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 26, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New South Wales premier 'disgusted' by lockdown protests
Gladys Berejiklian, the premier of New South Wales, said she was "disgusted" by the anti-lockdown protests that broke out in Australia last week, (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Atagi changes vaccine advice for Sydney – as it happened
Deputy chief medical officer Michael Kidd says NSW will get additional 50,000 vaccines from national stockpile. This blog is now closed‘Imprisoned’: south-west Sydney on harsher lockdown and the fight to stop CovidFacebook forced to limit misinformation spread via WhatsApp amid Sydney lockdownNSW restrictions;NSW hotspots;border restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker;get our free news app;get our morning email briefing8.35amBSTAnd this is where we are going to leave the blog for today. It ’s been breathless. Again.8.26amBSTThe New South Wales premier,Gladys Berejiklian, has issued a statement on today &rsquo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ben Smee (now) and Josh Taylor (earlier) Tags: Australia news Australian politics Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

‘Trust the science’ is the mantra of the Covid crisis – but what about human fallibility?
Science is the only method we have of understanding the world, making predictions, and rationally adapting our own behaviourFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesRestrictions:NSW;Vic;Qld;SA;WA and NT;border restrictionsHotspots:NSW map;Vic list;Qld;WAVaccine rollout tracker;get our free news app;get our morning email briefingAnyone else nostalgic for a time when we didn ’t know the names of the nation’s chief health officers? Or when it would have been slightly ludicrous to declare, as a friend of mine did the other day, that they had a “favourite epidemiologist” among the bevy who are re...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Margaret Simons Tags: Coronavirus Australia news Infectious diseases Science New South Wales politics Victorian politics Source Type: news

‘Trust the science’ is the mantra of the Covid crisis – but what about human fallibility? | Margaret Simons
Science is the only method we have of understanding the world, making predictions, and rationally adapting our own behaviourFollow our Covid live blog for the latest updatesRestrictions:NSW;Vic;Qld;SA;WA and NT;border restrictionsHotspots:NSW map;Vic list;Qld;WAVaccine rollout tracker;get our free news app;get our morning email briefingAnyone else nostalgic for a time when we didn ’t know the names of the nation’s chief health officers? Or when it would have been slightly ludicrous to declare, as a friend of mine did the other day, that they had a “favourite epidemiologist” among the bevy who are re...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Margaret Simons Tags: Coronavirus Australia news Infectious diseases Science New South Wales politics Victorian politics Source Type: news

Limited number of critical workers to be allowed to avoid self-isolation
Policy will only apply to named staff in approved workplaces who are fully vaccinatedWorkers from 16 key services including health, transport and energy will not have to isolate after being pinged by the NHS Covid app, as it was revealed that more than 600,000 people in England and Wales were sent self-isolation alerts last week.The raft of changes, after days of frantic talks with industry leaders, came amid open Conservative revolt over the so-called “pingdemic” with theformer health secretary Jeremy Hunt warning the government that it was facing a crisis of public trust in the system.Continue reading... (Sou...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Richard Partington, Jessica Elgot and Sarah Butler Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Economic policy Politics Business UK news Source Type: news

Sulphur-crested cockatoos learn to open wheelie bins in Sydney – video
Sulphur-crested cockatoos are learning to pry open bins, with researchers finding the new skill has caught on in 44 Sydney suburbs in just two years. With help from the public, Australian and German ecologists have documented cockatoos learning the bin-diving behaviour through social interactions. The research, published in the journalScience, also found differences in the cockatoos ’ bin-opening technique between different suburbs, arising from 'local subcultures'.Video courtesy of the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behaviour, Australian Museum Research Institute and Taronga Conservation Society Australia. Cont...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 22, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Birds Animals Australia news Science Zoology Animal behaviour Sydney Wildlife New South Wales Source Type: news

COVID-19 Florence Nightingale Diagrams of Deaths in England & Wales, CEBM (updated 20th July 2021)
The number of deaths registered in England and Wales in week 27 was 9,752 (Week ending 9 July); 6.2% above the five-year average (569 more deaths). Of the registered deaths in England and Wales, 183 mentioned COVID-19, 1.9% of all deaths. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 600,000 people told to isolate by NHS Covid-19 app
618,903 people in England and Wales received self-isolation alerts in the week up to 14 July (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australia PM says sorry for vaccine failures amid bleak outlook for Sydney lockdown
Scott Morrison apologises for missing vaccine targets as New South Wales reports record cases during fourth week of stay-at-home orderSee all our coronavirus coverageAustralia ’s prime minister has apologised for failures in the disastrous coronavirus vaccine rollout as cases in the states of New South Wales and Victoria grew further despite millions living in lockdown.One day after notablyrefusing to apologise for a rollout that has fully vaccinated just 12% of the population since February, Scott Morrison said on Thursday: “I’m certainly sorry we haven’t been able to achieve the marks we had hoped...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Elias Visontay in Sydney Tags: Australia news Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

It ’s good the government has moved on NHS pay, but staff deserve more, says UNISON
Commenting on the announcement today (Wednesday) that the government is to give NHS staff in England a 3% pay rise, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “The government’s acceptance of the NHS pay review body recommendation is an improvement on its earlier miserly 1% proposal. “But the increase falls short of what NHS staff deserve after the past 16 months. It’s less than the wage rise given to Scottish health colleagues and not enough to protect the NHS. “Porters, cleaners, nurses, paramedics and other health workers have waited for months for what they hoped would be a fair deal. ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 21, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release nhs pay Source Type: news

It ’s good the government has moved on NHS pay, but staff deserve more
Commenting on the announcement today (Wednesday) that the government is to give NHS staff in England a 3% pay rise, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “The government’s acceptance of the NHS pay review body recommendation is an improvement on its earlier miserly 1% proposal. “But the increase falls short of what NHS staff deserve after the past 16 months. It’s less than the wage rise given to Scottish health colleagues and not enough to protect the NHS. “Porters, cleaners, nurses, paramedics and other health workers have waited for months for what they hoped would be a fair deal. ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 21, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release nhs pay One Team2K Source Type: news

2 Australian States Say Their Sharks Will No Longer 'Attack.' They Will Only 'Bite'
Shark Week may never be the same: Two Australian states-- Queensland and New South Wales — have softened their tone when it comes to the language of reporting shark attacks.(Image credit: Charles Krupa/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

Weekly Covid deaths in England and Wales jump by 67%
Office for National Statistics data showed 183 people had Covid mentioned on their death certificates in England and Wales in the week ending July 9, the latest date for which data is available. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It ’s #NotTooMuchToMask; let’s keep protecting ourselves and each other against the ongoing threat of COVID-19
As the final coronavirus restrictions across England are lifted and the legal requirements to wear a face mask and social distance come to an end, leading healthcare organisations, charities, unions and medical professionals have joined forces to support the public to make sensible choices that can keep themselves and others safe from infection. Launching a new campaign #NotTooMuchToMask, the group, led by the NHS Confederation, alongside a host of other organisations are encouraging everyone to keep protecting themselves and each other from catching or passing on coronavirus at a time when cases are soaring, and hosp...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 19, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: Press release Christina McAnea Covid-19 face masks Source Type: news

It ’s #NotTooMuchToMask
As the final coronavirus restrictions across England are lifted and the legal requirements to wear a face mask and social distance come to an end, leading healthcare organisations, charities, unions and medical professionals have joined forces to support the public to make sensible choices that can keep themselves and others safe from infection. Launching a new campaign #NotTooMuchToMask, the group, led by the NHS Confederation, alongside a host of other organisations are encouraging everyone to keep protecting themselves and each other from catching or passing on coronavirus at a time when cases are soaring, and hosp...
Source: UNISON Health and safety news - July 19, 2021 Category: Occupational Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: Press release Christina McAnea Covid-19 face masks Source Type: news

Reforming the Mental Health Act, DHSC (updated 15th July 2021)
This report is the government's formal response. Further details on the impact of costs and benefits can be found in the impact assessment. 15 July 2021 Added the government's response to the consultation. 6 April 2021 Added Welsh version of full white paper:'Diwygio'r Ddeddf Iechyd Meddwl'. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Welsh government’s Covid response brings benefit to small businesses
Cardiff’s focus on a public sector approach freed up millions to support companies during pandemic (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Assessment of neuropsychological function in veterans with blast-related mild traumatic brain injury and subconcussive blast exposure - Clausen AN, Bouchard HC, Welsh-Bohmer KA, Morey RA.
OBJECTIVE: The majority of combat-related head injuries are associated with blast exposure. While Veterans with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) report cognitive complaints and exhibit poorer neuropsychological performance, there is little evidence exami... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Sydney lockdown shock as Gladys Berejiklian admits NSW has failed to ‘quash’ Covid outbreak
Fears for Fairfield, Liverpool and Canterbury Bankstown residents, while shutdown of construction sector expected to cost $800m to $1bn per weekFollow our coronavirus live blogScott Morrison urges Apec leaders to ramp up mRNA vaccine production and boasts of Australian economyNew Sydney Covid lockdown restrictions: latest update to NSW coronavirus rules explainedVic hotspots;Vic restrictions;NSW hotspots;NSW restrictionsVaccine rollout tracker;get our free news app;get our morning emailLockdown restrictions in Greater Sydney will be drastically tightened after the New South Wales premier, Gladys Berejiklian, conceded measu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nino Bucci Tags: New South Wales Gladys Berejiklian Australia news Coronavirus Victoria Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

​Health workers increasingly concerned at continued government stalling on NHS pay   
More than 100 days after health workers ​were due a wage rise, and almost 11 months since UNISON appealed to Boris Johnson ​to grant them a £2,000 increase, ​the government has yet to deliver, says the union today (Saturday). ​Health staff are ​increasingly worried that ​the government won’t announce an NHS pay rise before ​MPs disappear next week for their six-week summer break, says UNISON. ​It’s now been three weeks since ministers received the ​NHS pay review body ​(PRB) ​report and the delay is making hea...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - July 16, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release NHS pay rise Source Type: news

UNISON condemns ‘ slap in the face ’ for Scottish local government workers
The trade unions representing 100,000 local government workers across Scotland have written to the Scottish Government condemning its decision not to provide additional funding to the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) to improve the local government pay offer. UNISON, Unite and GMB also hit out at reports that, in their meeting with COSLA, government ministers allegedly argued that local government workers were “not on a par with health workers” and so could not expect a similar offer. All three unions are currently preparing for formal industrial action ballots on local government pay, after the...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article local government Scotland scotland local government Source Type: news

Latest round of Australian covid lockdowns announced as beginning of "new world order"
(Natural News) Brad Hazzard, the “Minister for Health and Medical Research” in New Wales, Australia, has announced that the latest “wave” of Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdowns marks the beginning of the “new world order.” Disturbing footage – see below – shows Hazzard casually announcing the arrival of the new world order, urging everyone to “accept”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain's Covid vaccine drive-out has slashed death rate among over-80s
EXCLUSIVE: The proportion of over-80s dying from the coronavirus in England and Wales has dropped in recent months following the success of the vaccine rollout. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Response: Summer 2021, Cabinet Office
When England moves to step 4 of the roadmap, the Government will continue to manage the risk of serious illness from the spread of the virus. This will mark a new phase in the Government's response to the pandemic, moving away from stringent restrictions on everyone's day-to-day lives, towards advising people on how to protect themselves and others, alongside targeted interventions to reduce risk. To do this, the Government will: 1. Reinforce the country's vaccine wall of defence through booster jabs and driving take up. 2. Enable the public to make informed decisions through guidance, rather than laws. 3. Retain proportio...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Virginity-repair' surgery set to be banned
Plans to outlaw the practice in England and Wales have been tabled in Parliament. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNISON praises police decision to retain COVID protections
UNISON has welcomed yesterday’s decision by the National Police Chiefs Council for England and Wales to keep all existing COVID-19 protections in place for the police workforce after 19 July. Together with the other police staff unions and the staff associations, UNISON met with senior police leaders earlier this week and a consensus emerged that existing police COVID health and safety protections should stay in place for the protection of our members, and of the general public following the lifting of all COVID-19 restrictions by the Westminster government from Monday in England. National officer for police and prob...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Covid-19 police and justice Source Type: news

What are the rules and guidance for face masks and coverings from 19 July?
Masks will no longer be compulsory in England from 19 July, but will remain necessary in Scotland and Wales. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transfer of patient records from English GP practices to GP practices in Wales
The GP2GP electronic patient records transfer system used for the electronic transfer of patient records between GP practices when a patient moves practice does not work for patients moving from England to Wales. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 12, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Every spot of green space counts
(University of New South Wales) An international study of parks and gardens finds even the humble roadside verge plays an important role in the environment and for our health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Shower scene: NSW police fine man hiding behind curtain as Covid crackdown expands
NSW police fine 67 people in south-west Sydney and expand Covid operation to Sutherland, Hurstville and MirandaBerejiklian warns of ‘prolonged lockdown’ after NSW records 50 new casesWhat went wrong: how Delta exposed the NSW approach to Covid‘Stuffed’: how Australia’s ‘unconscionable’ gamble on Covid vaccines backfiredDownload the free Guardian app;Get our morning email briefingHiding behind a shower curtain and pretending to be delivering a package were not enough to save two men from being slapped with $1,000 fines for attending an illegal gathering in Sydney ’s east on Fr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Australian Associated Press Tags: Sydney New South Wales Australia news Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science Australian police and policing Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing unpaid care, DHSC (updated 8th July 2021)
Information for people who are caring, unpaid, for friends or family during the coronavirus outbreak. 8 July 2021Added translations of the guidance in Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi (Gurmukhi and Shamukhi), Slovak, Somali, Urdu and Welsh. Also added easy-read and large-print versions in English. 21 June 2021Updates made to guidance in line with minor changes on the 21st June in restrictions. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Benefits rules to be eased for terminally ill claimants
Ministers will extend the criteria to fast-track benefits payments to patients in England and Wales (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protected learning pilot should be GB wide, says RPS
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society is calling for a new pilot on protected learning time led by Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) to be extended across Great Britain. The new 12 month pilot (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - July 7, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news