More PCSOs would be best way to ensure public comply with Covid rules
Rebuilding the workforce of police community support officers (PCSOs), after almost halving the number in a decade, should be the government’s focus in ensuring people observe Covid restrictions, says UNISON today (Wednesday). A well-resourced network of PCSOs would mean ministers could call on a ready-made and properly trained team, which is already part of the police workforce, to ensure the public follow the rules during this crucial time, the union says. Funding cuts have meant PCSO numbers in forces across England and Wales fell from 16,918 in 2010 to just 9,180 this year* – a 46% reduction. Increasing PCS...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 20, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus PCSOs Source Type: news

Bulgaria makes masks mandatory – as it happened
This blog is now closed. We ’ve launched a new blog at the link below:Coronavirus news – live11.34pmBSTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: CDC finds 300,000 excess deaths in US; Spain nears 1m cases11.34pmBSTHere ’s a quick recap of the latest developments:Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now); Lucy Campbell, Kevin Rawlinson, Archie Bland and Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science Ireland Wales Trump administration Donald Trump Belgium World Health Organization Source Type: news

Updating ethnic contrasts in deaths involving the coronavirus (Covid-19), England and Wales: deaths occurring 2 March to 28 July 2020, ONS
This report confirms that when adjusting for age, rates of death involving Covid-19 remain greater for most ethnic minority groups, and most notably so for people of black African, black Caribbean, Bangladeshi and Pakistani ethnic backgrounds. The statistical modelling shows that a large proportion of the difference in the risk of Covid-19 mortality between ethnic groups can be explained by demographic, geographical and socio-economic factors. It also found that although specific pre-existing conditions place people at greater risk of Covid-19 mortality generally, this does not explain the remaining ethnic background diffe...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus deaths rise for FIFTH week in a row in England and Wales
A weekly report by the Office for National Statistics showed there were 438 deaths in the week up to October 9, increasing from 321 the week before and doubling 215 the week before that. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNISON calls on government to pull back from scrapping Union Learning Fund
UNISON is calling on the government to pull back from its plan to scrap the Union Learning Fund in England, saying that the decision makes no sense. The announcement that the fund would be scrapped came as the economy struggles to bounce back from the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, and as the Department of Education’s own findings revealed that the proportion of employers not providing any training at all increased from 34% in 2017 to 39% in 2019; and the proportion of employees not getting any training increased from 38% in 2017 to 40% in 2019. In Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, the devolved governments remain ...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 20, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News save union learning union learning fund union learning reps Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Germany imposes lockdown on alpine region; Lombardy to bring in curfew
Bavarian region to enter lockdown on Tuesday;hospitals in Italian region brace for admissions rise;Philippines records 1,640 new infectionsLive coronavirus found on frozen food packaging in ChinaWales to go into national two-week ‘firebreak’ lockdownUK: Vaccine not available until spring, says chief scientific adviserSymptoms: how to tell if you have a common cold, flu or CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage10.19amBSTInSpain, the government of the northern region of Navarre has announced that a two-week lockdown will come into effect from Thursday in a bid to slow a massive surge in Covid-19 cases in the area....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Archie Bland (now) and Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science Ireland Wales Trump administration Donald Trump Belgium World Health Organization Source Type: news

Risk, discretion, accountability and control: police perceptions of sex offender risk management policy in England and Wales - Hoggett J, McCartan K, O ’Sullivan J.
This article argues that understanding current approaches to sex offender risk management and its operationalization must account for front line situational decision-making practices and the culture from which they develop and operate. The research utilize... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

No longer a civil matter? The design and use of protection orders for domestic violence in England and Wales - Bates L, Hester M.
This paper assesses the design and use of protection orders for domestic violence in England and Wales. It draws on data from 400 police classified domestic violence incidents and 65 interviews with victims/survivors, as well as new analysis of government ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Can a 2-Week ‘Circuit Breaker’ Lockdown Curb COVID-19? The U.K. May Be About to Try
The coronavirus is having its way with the United Kingdom—a fact that is told starkly by the numbers. The 21st most populous country in the world, the U.K. is 11th in total number of COVID-19 infections—and climbing fast. Its daily infection rate is doubling every seven to eight days in some regions, more people are now hospitalized there than on March 23 (when the country went into general lockdown), and in some regions, hospital beds and intensive care units are at 90% capacity. With cold weather coming on and flu season beginning, things look darker still. “We could sleep-walk into a long and bleak wi...
Source: TIME: Health - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Can a 2-Week ‘Circuit Breaker’ Lockdown Curb COVID-19? The U.K. May Be About to Find Out
The coronavirus is having its way with the United Kingdom—a fact that is told starkly by the numbers. The 21st most populous country in the world, the U.K. is 11th in total number of COVID-19 infections—and climbing fast. Its daily infection rate is doubling every seven to eight days in some regions, more people are now hospitalized there than on March 23 (when the country went into general lockdown), and in some regions, hospital beds and intensive care units are at 90% capacity. With cold weather coming on and flu season beginning, things look darker still. “We could sleep-walk into a long and bleak wi...
Source: TIME: Health - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Coronavirus caused just 3% of 26,000 excess deaths since September
Figures from the Office for National Statistics show since March there have been 26,000 excess deaths from coronavirus in England and Wales - at 85,400 - compared to an expected level of 59,000. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wales locks down as COVID-19 cases spike; Manchester resists
Wales has become the second nation in the United Kingdom to lock down large swaths of the economy to combat a second wave of coronavirus infections even as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is resisting calls to do the same throughout England (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Covid: Wales to go into 'firebreak' lockdown from Friday
People in Wales told to stay home from Friday, with pubs and restaurants ordered to close. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A third more deaths occurring at home than before Covid in England
ONS data suggests people with life-threatening conditions still shying away from hospitalsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAbout a third more deaths in England are occurring at home than before the Covid-19 pandemic, data has revealed, with the majority down to causes other than the coronavirus.In April, the UK governmentlaunched a campaign to encourage people who were unwell to seek medical attention, amid alarm that A&E attendances had plummeted. But the latest data, which extends into mid-September, suggests those with life-threatening conditions are still shying away from hospitals....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis and Pamela Duncan Tags: Health Science NHS Coronavirus Society UK news Hospitals Heart disease Wales Office for National Statistics Source Type: news

Let ’ s make future Black history a positive one
No doubt, 2020 has been a torrid year for so many reasons. For Black people, the increased incidence of COVID and the continuing fight against racism – highlighted most starkly by the death of George Floyd in the US – has made it a year not to be forgotten. And now we are in the middle of Black History Month, and it’s clear to Kebba Manneh that Black history needs to be seen and heard, discussed and taught, all year round – not just for a single month each year. Back in March, Kebba was elected as the new chair of UNISON’s national Black members’ committee – just as the country fou...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 19, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Black history month unison black members UNISON Cymru Wales Black members Source Type: news

Deaths at home: More than 26,000 extra this year, ONS finds
Far more people are dying at home in England and Wales than normal from heart disease and dementia. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Workforce survey. Research report, 6th October 2020, LGA (updated 15th October 2020)
This report is part of a series of bi-weekly surveys of all councils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland collecting key workforce data on how the sector is responding to COVID-19. This report relates to the survey sent out on 23rd September 2020. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magnitude, demographics and dynamics of the effect of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic on all-cause mortality in 21 industrialized countries, Nature Medicine
The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has changed many social, economic, environmental and healthcare determinants of health. We applied an ensemble of 16 Bayesian models to vital statistics data to estimate the all-cause mortality effect of the pandemic for 21 industrialized countries. From mid-February through May 2020, 206,000 (95% credible interval, 178,100 –231,000) more people died in these countries than would have had the pandemic not occurred. The number of excess deaths, excess deaths per 100,000 people and relative increase in deaths were similar between men and women in most countries. England ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales: 2019 registrations, ONS
This report shows that 4,393 drug poisoning deaths were registered in England and Wales in 2019, with around two-thirds relating to drug misuse. This is the highest number since the data time series began in 1993, but remains broadly similar (0.8% increase) to those seen in 2018. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Silenced, censored ridiculed: Mainstream media's lies (Documentary)
(Natural News) Over the past 6 months, we packed our bus & set off to bring to light the CENSORSHIP that has, and is going on around us, now more than ever. (Article republished from HumansAreFree.com) We ventured up to Queensland, down to Victoria & through New South Wales to interview 5 individuals that have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A genealogy of hostility: parental alienation in England and Wales - Barnett A.
This article explores the emergence and development of parental alienation (PA) in England and Wales. It considers the background into which PA first appeared in private law proceedings concerning children in England and Wales, and examines how it progress... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hundreds more under-65s than normal have died of heart problems since the Covid crisis, study shows
Analysis shows rates of heart disease deaths among people in England and Wales were almost 18 per cent higher than usual during the first peak of the coronavirus crisis between March and May. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wales WILL ban people from parts of the UK with high Covid rates from entering
First Minister Mark Drakeford said the move was needed to 'to prevent the spread of infection within Wales and to other areas of the UK'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UNISON says probation reunification needs proper funding
UNISON members in probation support the government’s plans to reunify the service in England and Wales next summer, but it needs to ensure that proper funding is provided to make that process work. This was the central theme of the union’s contribution to the Westminster Parliament’s inquiry into the future of the probation service when it appeared before the justice select committee earlier this week. UNISON was giving evidence alongside fellow union Napo, and also stressed that adequate funding would be essential to: provide a pay and conditions package that would retain and attract skilled staff; refu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 14, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News police and justice probation Source Type: news

England and Wales saw SECOND worst death toll in Europe during first wave of Covid-19
A study led by Imperial College London found that deaths increased by 38% above normal levels during the Covid-19 pandemic in Spain, compared to 37% in England and Wales. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rural-urban scaling of age, mortality, crime and property reveals a loss of expected self-similar behaviour - Sutton J, Shahtahmassebi G, Ribeiro HV, Hanley QS.
The urban scaling hypothesis has improved our understanding of cities; however, rural areas have been neglected. We investigated rural-urban population density scaling in England and Wales using 67 indicators of crime, mortality, property, and age. Most in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Glitch in NHS Covid-19 app causing phantom notifications is FINALLY 'fixed'
England and Wales' contact tracing app is based on the software blueprint laid out for free by Apple and Google and sent users confusing and disconcerting notifications over the last two weeks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19 deaths continue to creep up with 321 victims in England and Wales last week
Just one of the 1,373 fatalities to occur from Covid-19 since August was under 30, data from the Office of National Statistics reveals. Deaths have surged in seven of nine regions in England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hate crime in England and Wales hits new record as racially motivated offences rocket by 4,000
Figures show sharp rise in racially and religiously motivated offences during Black Lives Matter protests (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daniel Andrews says it is 'unlikely' big steps will be taken to unwind Victoria's coronavirus restrictions
Victoria records 14 new Covid-19 infections, with three in NSW and one in QueenslandThe Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, has confirmed authorities will ease restrictions in Melbourne in a week ’s time, though the changes will be less expansive than previously hoped.Victoria recorded 14 new infections on Saturday, making it increasingly unlikely that Melbourne would hit a fortnightly average of five cases, the target for a wider reopening under the state government ’s Covid-19 roadmap.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Luke Henriques-Gomes with AAP Tags: Victorian politics Daniel Andrews Australia news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science New South Wales New South Wales politics Queensland Queensland politics Source Type: news

Deaths due to coronavirus (COVID-19) compared with deaths from influenza and pneumonia, England and Wales: deaths occurring between 1 January and 31 August 2020, ONS
Comparison of deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) with deaths from influenza (flu) and pneumonia. Includes deaths by date of death occurrence and breakdowns by sex and age. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. States Are Rolling Out COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps. Months of Evidence From Europe Shows They ’re No Silver Bullet
On Oct. 1, New York state released an app that can notify you if you’ve come into contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. Called “COVID Alert NY,” the app is one of 10 currently active in states around the U.S. that are based on Google and Apple’s decentralized contact tracing system, which was developed to maintain privacy while also giving health authorities a potentially powerful new tool to clamp down on outbreaks of the virus. “Everybody’s wondering, ‘I was next to this person, I was next to that person,’ but this can actually give you some data,&rdqu...
Source: TIME: Health - October 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Londontime Source Type: news

UNISON urges Bangor University to ‘ put people before buildings ’
Bangor University is set to make 200 staff members redundant, including 120 support staff roles in accommodation, estates, IT, examinations, academic registry and libraries together with 80 academic jobs. The University started a consultation last month about how to make up a financial shortfall and has now shared the restructure proposals with staff. The proposal outlines what would be the third round of job cuts in as many years and has been attributed to ‘an anticipated shortfall in income, mainly related to international student recruitment’ and will require the university to find £13m of savings...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 9, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article Cymru Wales higher education Source Type: news

BAME groups hit hard again as Covid second wave grips UK nations
As cases surge, figures show the demographics of those most seriously affected by coronavirus remain the sameCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne of the earliest signs that black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people were being disproportionately harmed by the coronavirus pandemic came when the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNAR) published research in early Aprilshowing that 35% of almost 2,000 Covid patients in intensive care units in England, Wales and Northern Ireland were non-white.A lot has happened in the intervening six months with numerous reports, including...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Source Type: news

Covid-19 has killed THREE TIMES as many people as flu and pneumonia this year
Covid-19 was listed as the underlying cause of death for 48,168 fatalities between January and August this year in England and Wales, compared to 14,013 from pneumonia and influenza. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid deaths three times higher than flu and pneumonia
Office for National Statistics data looked at the underlying cause of death in England and Wales. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Almost 90% of coronavirus-infected patients DON'T have any symptoms
Just 16 out of 115 people who tested positive for the virus had the three key symptoms, the study found. It used data from tests on 36,061 volunteers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Guardian view on Boris Johnson's anti-Covid method: it isn't working | Editorial
The prime minister seems to be bored by pandemic politics and craving less gloomy times. He needs to focus on today ’s crisis, not fantasy futuresGovernments have a wide range of measures and different degrees of compulsion at their disposal when dealing with a pandemic, from full lockdown to targeted interventions, from urging compliance to enforcing it by law. Boris Johnson has tried it all with no underlying strategic concept. The result is a shambles: mixed messages, unclear guidance and failure to limit the spread of the virus.Infections are rising in nearly every area subject to tighter controls, and the criter...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Boris Johnson Infectious diseases Medical research Science Politics Conservatives UK news Scotland Wales Nicola Sturgeon Health Health policy Public services policy Conservative conference 2020 Source Type: news

Covid-19 deaths in England and Wales spike by 55% with 215 victims last week, ONS
Registered deaths involving Covid-19 increased in every region of England and Wales, except in the East Midlands, where the weekly total fell from 14 to 11. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

England records coronavirus deaths while Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland suffer no new victims 
For comparison, just 4,044 infections and 13 laboratory-confirmed fatalities were added to the government's toll last Monday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: Welsh quarantine considered for UK coronavirus hotspots
Quarantine restrictions are considered after the prime minister declined to impose a travel ban. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey pilot: England, Wales and Northern Ireland, 2 October 2020, ONS
From 18-24 September, it is estimated there were around 1.54 new infections for every 10,000 people per day (95% credible interval 1.19-1.96) in the community in England, and around 1 in 500 people (1 in 500 to 1 in 400) had Covid-19. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Italy infections spike; Madrid tightens lockdown – as it happened
This coronavirus blog has closed.Head to our latest blog for all the developments3.01amBSTThere ’s a lot of news around today, so we will shortly be consolidating our live blogs. For continuing global coverage of the pandemic as well as the latest on President Donald Trump, please head here:Related:Trump says 'I feel much better now' in video posted from hospital – live2.46amBSTAAP: after New South Wales recorded its ninth consecutive day with no community transmission cases, state premier Gladys Berejiklian said today the state ’s public sector workers would be urged to return to offices over coming week...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Davidson (now), Jedidajah Otte Aaron WalawalkarMattha Busby Christopher Knaus and Matilda Boseley (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Australia news World news UK news US news Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Place and causes of acute cardiovascular mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic, Heart
Retrospective study of 5 87,225 acute CV deaths (ACDs), England, Wales, Jan 2014 to Jun 2020, found pandemic has resulted in inflation in ACDs, nearly half of which occurred in community& most did not relate to COVID-19 suggesting delays to seeking help or undiagnosed COVID-19. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personalised budgets: what is the future for child protection? - Plath D, Dadich A, Evans S, Lawson KD, Stout B.
As the Australian state of New South Wales considers the adoption of a policy of personalised budgets in child protection, questions arise regarding how such a policy could take shape and how it would impact service delivery to promote safety and well-bein... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Coronavirus: UK announces deaths for Thursday
NHS England confirmed a further 44 people had died in its hospitals, along with six in Wales, three in Scotland and two in Northern Ireland. A full update will be published this afternoon. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain announces more Covid-19 deaths for Wednesday
NHS England confirmed 43 more people died in its hospitals between September 21 and September 29, while one more person died in Wales, seven in Scotland and one in N. Ireland. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brexit: controversial internal market bill passes final Commons hurdle — as it happened
Bill passes to Lords after MPs vote 340-256 in favour; UK hits record daily number of new Covid casesBoris Johnson apologises for getting lockdown rules wrongCovid lockdowns in north-east England: new rules explainedIs Boris Johnson really ‘fit as a butcher’s dog’?UK economy faltering before second Covid-19 waveCoronavirus – latest global updates9.55pmBSTThat ’s it for tonight, after another tumultuous evening in the House of Commons.To recap, MPs voted 340 to 256, majority 84, in favour of the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill at its third reading, despite warnings that the legislation thre...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now), Andrew Sparrow (earlier) Tags: Politics Coronavirus outbreak UK news Boris Johnson Education Infectious diseases Science Wales Northern Ireland House of Commons Further education Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: 47 new fatalities in daily preliminary death toll
Broken down, 44 of the deaths announced today occurred in England, while Public Health Wales posted three new victims. Scotland and Northern Ireland recorded none. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking UNISON ’s demands to the Treasury
Dave Prentis stopped by Rishi Sunak’s office today to present UNISON’s demands for investment in public services. The government announced last week that the autumn budget is cancelled, but the union is making it clear that the money needs to be in place to fund pay rises for our members who have kept the country going through the pandemic, and to protect the jobs and services that our communities rely upon. The general secretary said: “This is so important I wanted to deliver it to the Treasury in person. “I have asked Rishi Sunak for a meeting so that I can explain why it’s so important that...
Source: UNISON Health care news - September 29, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article News #OneTeam2K Covid-19 dave prentis spending review Source Type: news