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Long Covid at work: The legal implications for the UK workforce

With the health implications of long Covid still being analysed and discovered, personal injury specialist Dan Poet from Thompsons Solicitors answers questions about the disease and its implications for the UK workforce.
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Only 58% of people 18-25 have first dose of COVID vaccine

In the UK, only 58% of people aged 18-25 have their first dose of COVID vaccine - despite widespread availability of appointments.
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NHS heroes to receive a pay increase of just 3%

The UK government has accepted the recommendations to offer NHS staff a pay increase of just 3% and junior doctors will miss out completely .
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Food sector added to COVID isolation exemption list

Today (23 July), the UK announced that staff involved in securing food supply will now be added to the COVID isolation exemption list - with the exception of supermarket workers.
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Antibiotics effective in treating melanoma

Researchers at KU Leuven have discovered that certain antibiotics appear to be effective in treating a form of skin cancer known as melanoma.
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Team Europe to deliver 200 million vaccines to low and middle-income countries

‘Team Europe' to share more than 200 million COVID-19 vaccines with low and middle-income countries by the end of 2021.
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The importance of a complete online presence for businesses

Terri Misters, Marketing Specialist at LCN, explores why businesses must consider all aspects of their online presence.
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UK Government delays national disability strategy again

The national disability strategy is facing further delays - originally, it was to be published for Spring, 2021.
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Listen to local government if we are to succeed in joining up health and...

David McKinney, Local Government Managing Director at Servelec, argues that Integrated Care Systems (ICS) will fall at the first hurdle if local authorities aren’t viewed and treated as equal partners.
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Unhealthy food promotion will be restricted in retailers from October 2022

Promotions on food and drinks high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) in retailers will be restricted from October 2022, UK government announces.
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Malnutrition linked to higher risk of death from COVID-19

COVID-19 patients with a history of malnutrition have an increased need for mechanical ventilation and risk of death, according to new research.
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Digital assessment could be the answer to closing the digital skills gap

Peter Collison, Head of Formative Assessment and School Platforms at RM, explores what the education sector can do to help reduce the gap between digital skills and demand.
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Local gov talk about the changes that will stay as a result of COVID

Rob Arkell, Growth Director at Domain7, ponders the conversations held by local government leaders discussing the business and technology changes that will stay as a result of COVID.
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Furlough fraud: Can IT modernisation help find HMRC’s lost £27 billion?

Mike Kiersey, Principal Technologist, Boomi, details how HMRC can modernise their IT systems to help recoup the billions lost in furlough fraud.
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What is ivermectin for acne rosacea?

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, instructs us on how to use ivermectin to treat acne rosacea.
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More than a quarter of over-50s ‘locked out’ of online services during lockdown

Martin McKay, co-founder and CEO of Texthelp, outlines the results of a recent YouGov report examining the accessibility of online services during lockdown.
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Government publishes new strategy to tackle violence against women and girls

Home Secretary Priti Patel has published the government’s new strategy to tackle violence against women and girls to ensure they are safe at home, online and on the streets.
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Plans to increase patient protection under new GP data collection programme

Patient data used for research will be better protected under new safeguarding plans ahead of the GP Data for Planning and Research programme.
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Patients with early onset psychosis could benefit from treatment for depression

Treatment for depression, including anti-depressants and other medication, may benefit patients with early onset psychosis.
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More than 10 million people have signed up to use the NHS App

Over 6 million more people have signed up to the NHS App since the COVID-19 vaccination status service, bringing its total number of users to more than 10 million.

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