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  1. News Article
    More than half a million people have accessed online training that aims to prevent suicide in the last three weeks alone, a charity has said. The Zero Suicide Alliance said 503,000 users completed its online course during lockdown. It aims to help spot the signs that a person may need help. It comes as health leaders warned front-line workers tackling coronavirus could suffer from mental ill health. NHS England launched a mental health hotline to support staff last month. The alliance's Joe Rafferty said the true impact of the coronavirus on mental health will not be known
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    Measures to ease the lockdown in the UK could lead to tens of thousands of extra deaths if vulnerable people are not sufficiently protected and health care systems are put under strain, a study has suggested. Boris Johnson announced the first step towards normalcy — allowing unlimited exercise, one on one outdoor social meetings and a return to work for those who cannot do so at home — against a background of flattening infection numbers and fatalities caused by the virus. However in a study published in medical journal The Lancet, research led by University College London (UCL) has
  3. News Article
    Deaths in mental health hospitals have doubled compared to last year after 54 deaths linked to coronavirus in just three months, it has emerged. The care watchdog, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), has issued a warning to mental health hospitals that they must take action to protect vulnerable patients. New data published by the regulator showed there was a total of 106 deaths of people in mental health hospitals between 1 March and 1 May compared to 51 in the same period in 2019. In total 54 of these deaths are from confirmed or suspected coronavirus infections. The CQC has no
  4. News Article
    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published its first figures analysis Covid-19 related deaths by ethnic group in England and Wales between March 2 and April 10. The results showed that the risk of death involving the coronavirus among Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) groups is “significantly higher” than that of those of white ethnicity. Researchers found that when taking age into account, in comparison to white men and women, black men are 4.2 times more likely to die from a Covid-19-related death and black women are 4.3 times more likely. People with Bangla
  5. News Article
    A Nottingham mum recovering from breast cancer surgery said she 'hates to think' what could have happened, if she had let the cancer go undetected. Claire Knee, 45 of Beeston, was diagnosed with breast cancer in March shortly before lockdown measures were introduced. Having felt slightly off and noticing lumps in her breast, she was encouraged to contact her GP who referred her for tests. After a serious of diagnostic tests at Nottingham City Hospital's Breast Institute, specialists confirmed the presence of a tumour in the early stages. Surgeons successfully removed the tumour from
  6. Content Article
    Sudre et al. analysed data from 4182 incident cases of COVID-19 who logged their symptoms prospectively in the COVID Symptom Study app. 558 (13.3%) had symptoms lasting >28 days, 189 (4.5%) for >8 weeks and 95 (2.3%) for >12 weeks. Long-COVID was characterised by symptoms of fatigue, headache, dyspnoea and anosmia and was more likely with increasing age, BMI and female sex. Experiencing more than five symptoms during the first week of illness was associated with Long-COVID. This model could be used to identify individuals for clinical trials to reduce long-term symptoms
  7. Content Article
    Key aims Reassure patients they have not been forgotten during the coronavirus pandemic. Establish the patient's wishes regarding treatment. Good communication with patient and GP. Produce a validated waiting list that allows operating lists to run effectively. All Trusts are required to complete a clinical validation of patients on an admitted patient care pathway by 23 October, and for it to be captured in NHS e-Review. Trusts will be required to identify four user groups for the system; a user to upload patients to the system, an administrator, a super user t
  8. Content Article
    The Covid Symptom Study led by King’s College London, underpinned by a self-reporting app from health-science company ZOE, has involved more than 4 million users in the UK and is being used to track and monitor COVID-19 symptoms over time. Researchers have used this data since 24 March to study the patterns and duration of COVID-19 symptoms. In this paper from the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, combined data from the King's College London Covid Symptom Study with emerging evidence from the broader scientific community to understand what we do and – as importantly – don’t know abo
  9. Community Post
    Healthcare staff have had to adapt their way of working as a result of the pandemic, which has made pre-Covid guidance obsolete. Different Trusts are doing different things. What’s the solution?
  10. Content Article
    The webinar took place on Wednesday 16 September but if you missed it, you can watch the recording below. To receive information about future webinars please register with the hub for free or you can follow us on Twitter @ptsafetylearn. To find out more about this issue, please read Patient Safety Learning's blog: Patient safety on the frontline: Responding to the treatment backlog safely
  11. Content Article
    The consultation covers: authorising temporary supply of an unlicensed product civil liability and immunity expanding the workforce eligible to administer vaccinations promoting vaccines making provisions for wholesale dealing of vaccines. You can access the consultation documentation via the link below. Respond online
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    In an editorial for the World Journal of Surgery, Gogalniceanu et al. describe five concepts that can help surgical institutions adapt and create a crisis control plan in dynamic circumstances: Command Communications Capacity and resource management Contingency planning Clinical knowledge
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