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tech procurement

Spark: A new direction for public sector tech procurement

Dan Howard, Category Commercial Agreement Manager, explains that Spark DPS is a new direction for public sector tech procurement.
COVID hospitalisation and death, pfizer vaccine

Pfizer vaccine can reduce COVID hospitalisation and death by 75%

Early stage data from the vaccine rollout in the UK appears to show that COVID hospitalisation and death are reduced by over 75% in people with the Pfizer vaccine.
noise from transport

Reducing emissions and noise from transport

Here, we learn about LIFE GySTRA and NEMO projects, which aim to create innovative solutions based on remote sensing to reduce emissions and noise from transport.
medical professionalism

Role & responsibility of education in medical professionalism

Here, L. Maximilian Buja, MD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, McGovern Medical School, details the role and responsibility of medical education in medical professionalism.
infection prevention and control (IPC)

COVID-19 update: Vaccinations & infection prevention and control (IPC)

Ruth Smith CEO of Active Care Group and its Christchurch Group division discusses the new highly virulent variant of COVID, vaccinations, and infection prevention and control (IPC).
internet addiction, loneliness

The science behind how loneliness can create internet addiction

The highest risk revealed by this research is for adolescent boys aged 16, who face a strong chance of becoming temporarily addicted to the internet.
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Can employers only hire new workers who have been vaccinated?

Alan Price, employment law expert and CEO at BrightHR, offers his advice on whether employers can only hire new workers who have been vaccinated.
new starters

How to onboard new starters when working remotely

Luis Navarro, CEO and Co-Founder at Totality Services, discusses how you can make sure that new starters hit the ground running when working remotely during lockdown.
side effects of the Pfizer vaccine

What are the side effects of the Pfizer vaccine?

Here, we assess some of the most common side effects of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
people with HIV, covid

People with HIV can now get COVID-19 vaccine without disclosing status

People living with HIV can now get a COVID vaccine without having to tell the doctor their status - right now, the stigma is holding some back from coming forward to get their vaccination.
adolescent girls

Supporting adolescent girls from refugee backgrounds

Chief Talent & Global Strategy Officer Dr Dianne Morrison-Beedy highlights the major issue of how adolescent girls from refugee backgrounds have been forgotten in evidence-based sexual risk reduction interventions.
lung conditions

How has COVID-19 affected people with lung conditions?

The impact of COVID-19 has proven that we cannot let people with lung conditions continue to be forgotten, says Dr Alison Cook, Chair of the Taskforce for Lung Health.
teachers change careers, public schools

Stress is the most common reason that teachers change careers

With COVID-19 limitations, the profession of teaching has changed in unprecedented ways - however, public school teachers experienced high levels of stress even before the public health crisis.
great customer experience

Great customer experience: Focus on the core issues

Great customer experience is more important than ever. Deliver it by focusing on the core issues, argues Chris Merricks from CX Consultants.
Digital Outcomes and Specialists

Procurement: Digital transformation in the public sector

Crown Commercial Service explain how the Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 procurement framework enables digital transformation of the public sector.
Care home residents

Care home residents will be allowed one visitor from the 8th of March

As part of the government's roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions, care home residents will be allowed one indoor visitor from the 8th of March.
COVAX facility

EU allocates additional €500 million to COVAX facility

The European Union has allocated an additional €500 million to the COVAX facility, bringing its total contribution to €1 billion.
end the HIV epidemic, opioids

Science needs to overcome “structural racism” to end the HIV epidemic

A new report published in The Lancet investigates why 43% of HIV deaths in 2018 happened in the Black community, with policy solutions for the ongoing HIV epidemic.
Humanitarian Engineering

Humanitarian Engineering: Co-creating with communities

The Humanitarian Engineering Program at the Colorado School of Mines teaches engineers to work as partners with society.
aquaculture sector

Technology solutions for the aquaculture sector

Carlos Mazorra, Director of Innovation and Enrique Amaré, CEO of SMARTWATER PLANET share with us their thoughts on affordable technology solutions for the aquaculture sector.

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