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  1. News Article
    A drive to ‘transform’ access to urgent, emergency and planned care will be added to the goals of the NHS long-term plan, a document leaked to HSJ has revealed The long-term plan for the NHS was originally published in January 2019. Last September, NHS England said it was reviewing the commitments made within the plan, with senior officials warning that many of them could not be met after the damage of the pandemic. HSJ has seen a document prepared for the most recent meeting of the NHS Assembly which sets out NHSE’s approach to the refresh. Strategic developments expected incl
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    Public health officials have declared a national incident after routine surveillance of wastewater in north and east London found evidence of community transmission of poliovirus for the first time. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said waste from the Beckton sewage treatment works in Newham tested positive for vaccine-derived poliovirus in February and that further positive samples had been detected since. No cases of the disease or related paralysis have been reported, and the risk to the general public is considered low, but public health officials urged people to make sure t
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    Rises in the cost of living are already having a negative impact of people's health, health professionals warn. BBC News has been told of people skipping meals or cutting back on medication, because of money worries. The Royal College of Nursing says people are having to make heart-wrenching choices that compromise their health and wellbeing. Along with GPs and hospital doctors, they warn health inequalities between rich and poor risk becoming worse. Laura Brant, 28, has already had to make some tough choices about a treatment keeping her alive. Having lived with kidney dis
  4. News Article
    Cases of monkeypox are being investigated in European countries, including the UK as well as the US, Canada and Australia. Monkeypox is caused by the monkeypox virus, a member of the same family of viruses as smallpox, although it is much less severe and experts say chances of infection are low. It occurs mostly in remote parts of central and west African countries, near tropical rainforests. There are two main strains of virus - west African and central African. Two of the infected patients in the UK travelled from Nigeria, so it is likely that they are suffering from the
  5. Content Article
    Findings UK health spending in 2019 of 10.2% of gross domestic product (GDP) matched the average of the comparator countries. UK life expectancy of 81.4 years in 2019 was the 17th lowest of 19 countries. The average was 82.3 years. The UK breast cancer five-year survival rate of 85.6% was the 15th lowest of 18 countries. The average was 87.0%. The UK colon cancer five-year survival rate of 60% was the lowest of 18 countries. The average was 64.3%. The UK rectal cancer five-year survival rate of 62.5% was the 12th lowest of 18 countries. The average was 63.9%.
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    A few months ago, a friend of mine began to experience some worrying symptoms; he was diagnosed by his GP with anxiety and depression, and prescribed antidepressants. Like around half of the UK population,[1] my friend identifies with a faith tradition, and when he felt hesitant about taking the medication he’d been prescribed, his first port of call was to talk to a faith leader he trusted, who listened to his concerns and encouraged him to pursue the treatment he had been prescribed by his doctor. My friend did feel able to begin his treatment, and is doing much better. Supporting peopl
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    Gross spending on public sector procurement was £357 billion in 2020/21 across the UK a rise of 17% from 2019/20 due to the public sector response to the pandemic. This figure equates to approximately a third of all public expenditure every year and government accounts published for 2021/22 suggest that public sector procurement will remain around these higher levels. On the eve of the UK leaving the European Union, the Cabinet Office published the green paper, entitled Transforming Public Procurement. This green paper set out a bold and ambitious reform package which aimed to speed up an
  8. Content Article
    This guidance set out by Public Health England explains how patients/the public and clinicians can mitigate falls.
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    Background and scope of guidance What do we mean by extremely vulnerable? What you need to know Symptoms What is shielding? What should you do if you have someone else living with you? Handwashing and respiratory hygiene What should you do if you develop symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)? How can you get assistance with foods and medicines if you are shielding? What should you do if you have hospital and GP appointments during this period? What is the advice for visitors, including those who are providing care for you? What is
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