Coronavirus: Leicestershire moved to highest Covid alert level -

Coronavirus: Leicestershire moved to highest Covid alert level

Coronavirus: Leicestershire moved to highest Covid alert level. Leicester was made subject to the UK’s first local lockdown in June Leicester and Leicestershire will be subject to the toughest tier of restrictions after the national lockdown ends on 2 December. The city and county will move from tier two to three, meaning very high risk,[…]

Flow depression headset to tackle UK's 'lockdown loneliness' -

Flow depression headset to tackle UK’s ‘lockdown loneliness’ –

Flow depression headset to tackle UK’s ‘lockdown loneliness’. Research shows the rate of ‘lockdown loneliness’ and its impact on mental health is as high as 27% in the UK. Medically approved in the UK and EU, the Flow headset and therapy app treatment for depression aims to tackle ‘lockdown loneliness’ and mental health outcomes by providing at-home[…]

Covid: PPE price rises cost taxpayers £10bn, report says -

Covid: PPE price rises cost taxpayers £10bn, report says

Covid: PPE price rises cost taxpayers £10bn, report says. Personal protective equipment (PPE) stockpiles in England were inadequate for the Covid pandemic and price rises earlier this year cost taxpayers about £10bn, the spending watchdog has said. The National Audit Office said there had been a particular shortage of gloves and aprons. The government said the NAO’s[…]

Covid: Call to expand £500 grant for Covid self-isolators -

Covid: Call to expand £500 grant for Covid self-isolators

Covid: Call to expand £500 grant for Covid self-isolators. If you are told to self-isolate by the NHS Covid app, you do not qualify for a £500 support grant The government has been urged to expand eligibility for self-isolation support grants in England. Currently, people asked to stay at home by the NHS Covid app[…]

Covid in Scotland: First vaccine delivery due next month -

Covid in Scotland: First vaccine delivery due next month

Covid in Scotland: First vaccine delivery due next month. The first vaccination against coronavirus is expected to be delivered in Scotland next month, the health secretary has announced. Jeane Freeman said the NHS would be ready to vaccinate people from the first week of December if safety approval is given. It is hoped up to[…]

Coronavirus: Doctors spell out how to exit England's lockdown -

Coronavirus: Doctors spell out how to exit England’s lockdown

Coronavirus: Doctors spell out how to exit England’s lockdown. Lifting lockdown must be handled better this time round to avoid a surge in Covid that could overwhelm the NHS, doctors say. The British Medical Association has published a blueprint for how it thinks England should proceed with any easing. It includes replacing the “rule of[…]

Covid: England tier system may need strengthening - government adviser -

Covid: England tier system may need strengthening – government adviser

Covid: England tier system may need strengthening – government adviser. England’s regional Covid tier system may need to be “strengthened” to get the country “through the winter”, a senior government adviser has said. Public Health England’s Dr Susan Hopkins said they needed to look at what “tiers there may be in the future” when the[…]

Coronavirus Safety officials had 'political' pressure to approve PPE -

Coronavirus: Safety officials had ‘political’ pressure to approve PPE

Coronavirus: Safety officials had ‘political’ pressure to approve PPE. The isolation suits supplied by PestFix were similar to those pictured here Britain’s safety watchdog felt leaned on by the government to make factually incorrect statements about PPE suits bought for NHS staff earlier in the Covid-19 pandemic, the BBC has found. Emails reveal how the[…]

Chelsea and Westminster to focus on health tech for children -

Chelsea and Westminster to focus on health tech for children –

Chelsea and Westminster to focus on health tech for children. Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has partnered with KidsX Accelerator to develop health tech specifically targeted at the needs of paediatric patients and their families. LA-based KidsX Accelerator will work with the CW Innovation programme, led by the trust and its charity CW+[…]

Covid: Wales has lessons for England on surviving lockdown 1 -

Covid: Wales has lessons for England on surviving lockdown

Covid: Wales has lessons for England on surviving lockdown. By Michael Buchanan BBC News Pontypool has been hit hard by the virus – and the lockdown When Covid struck, no-one quite understood how ruinous its ripples would be. As England begins a new lockdown, Michael Buchanan has been in Wales, which is emerging from a[…]

Police in Cumbria deal with rise in mental health incidents -

Police in Cumbria deal with rise in mental health incidents –

Police in Cumbria deal with rise in mental health incidents. Demand increase: Supt Dan St Quintin POLICE in Cumbria have dealt with an above-average rise in the number of incidents involving people with mental health conditions over the past five years. Figures show Cumbria Constabulary dealt with 4,571 incidents where mental health was a factor[…]

UK spends £1bn on Boris Johnson’s rapid coronavirus testing ‘moonshot’ 1 -

UK spends £1bn on Boris Johnson’s rapid coronavirus testing ‘moonshot’ –

UK spends £1bn on Boris Johnson’s rapid coronavirus testing ‘moonshot’. Questions remain over accuracy of new 20-minute tests and reliance on overseas suppliers Liverpool will be the first UK city to conduct mass testing for Covid-19 © FT Montage/Dreamstime Boris Johnson has placed his faith in millions of cheap, reliable tests that provide results in[…]

Covid-19: English lockdown may last beyond 2 December, says Gove -

Covid-19: English lockdown may last beyond 2 December, says Gove –

Covid-19: English lockdown may last beyond 2 December, says Gove. Michael Gove says it is his “fervent hope” that England’s new lockdown will end on 2 December – but that ministers will be “guided by the facts”. “We do need to get the R rate below 1,” the Cabinet Office minister told the BBC’s, Andrew[…]

Coronavirus: Cabinet to meet as PM considers England lockdown -

Coronavirus: Cabinet to meet as PM considers England lockdown

Coronavirus: Cabinet to meet as PM considers England lockdown. This key document shows several UK daily death projections by different modellers, compared with the first wave. The black line represents the government’s predicted “reasonable worst-case scenario” The PM will meet his cabinet later as he considers a month-long lockdown across England – in the hope[…]

High court condemns lack of provisions in UK for suicidal teenager -

High court condemns lack of provisions in the UK for suicidal teenager –

High court condemns lack of provisions in the UK for suicidal teenager. Judge forced to send a 16-year-old girl to unregulated placement due to lack of available NHS psychiatric intensive care beds. The ruling was handed down in the family division of the high court. Photograph: RAY TANG / Rex Features Not a single secure bed[…]

NHSX launches assessment criteria for digital health tools

NHSX launches assessment criteria for digital health tools

NHSX launches assessment criteria for digital health tools. New standards for digital health technologies have been launched to provide clarity on how digital tools will be assessed. NHSX has launched in beta, a Digital Technology Assessment Criteria (DTAC) to set out how digital health and social care technologies will be assessed. It has also designed[…]

Mother's desperate plea for help after her teenage daughter wanted to die -

Mother’s desperate plea for help after her teenage daughter wanted to die –

Mother’s desperate plea for help after her teenage daughter wanted to die. She said the pandemic is making an already ‘broken’ mental health service for young people even worse. A mother has described in detail the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on her teenage daughter’s mental health. Already out of school because depression, Obsessive-compulsive disorder[…]

New NHS survey Mental health disorders rising in young people 1 -

New NHS survey: Mental health disorders rising in young people –

New NHS survey: Mental health disorders rising in young people.   The number of children and young people experiencing mental disorders in England has risen. This is according to a new report published by the NHS, which surveyed 3,570 young people aged between 5-22 living in England, in July 2020. They found that one in[…]

SpaceSpace Agency takes to the skies alongside the NHS 2 - company takes to the skies alongside the NHS 2 -

Space Agency takes to the skies alongside the NHS –

Space agency takes to the skies alongside the NHS. The UK Space Agency has today backed a healthcare drone start-up founded by NHS staff, to help in the response to COVID-19. The pandemic has seen the country pulling together, with organisations across the space sector stepping forward to help. Apian, part of the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur[…]

Cognetivity Neurosciences on UK government's procurement framework -

Cognetivity Neurosciences on UK government’s procurement framework –

Cognetivity Neurosciences on UK government’s  procurement framework.   Admission onto platform streamlines adoption of Integrated Cognitive Assessment technology by NHS organisations. VANCOUVER, BC, Oct. 13, 2020 /CNW/ – Cognetivity Neurosciences Ltd. (the “Company” or “Cognetivity”) (CSE: CGN) (FWB: 1UB) (OTCQB: CGNSF) announced today that its UK subsidiary, Cognetivity Ltd., has won a place on G-Cloud 12, a major[…]

Copper-infused anti-viral masks to be supplied to the UK market -

Copper-infused anti-viral masks to be supplied to the UK market –

Copper-infused anti-viral masks to be supplied to the UK market. Copper Clothing has exclusively partnered with South Korean medical devices manufacturer Medifiber to supply copper-infused face masks to the UK market. This partnership combines both companies’ copper technologies, knowledge and infrastructure to protect people during the pandemic. Between them, the companies have six anti-viral Coronavirus[…]

Covid-19 - New restrictions for parts of England likely next week 1 -

Covid-19 – New restrictions for parts of England likely next week –

Covid-19 – New restrictions for parts of England likely next week. Covid restrictions are to be further tightened in parts of England early next week, with the closure of pubs and restaurants a possibility in the worst-affected areas, the BBC has been told. There could also be a ban on overnight stays away from home[…]

Investigation launched after IT error misses thousands of Covid-19 cases -

Investigation launched after IT error misses thousands of Covid-19 cases

Investigation launched after IT error misses thousands of Covid-19 cases. An investigation has been launched after a “technical error” caused nearly 16,000 cases of coronavirus to go unreported. Public Health England (PHE) confirmed that some 15,841 cases between 25 September and 2 October were left out of daily figures. The glitch resulted in efforts to[…]

Seven NHS hospital trusts to receive share of £8.7m for e-prescribing -

Seven NHS hospital trusts to receive share of £8.7m for e-prescribing

Seven NHS hospital trusts to receive share of £8.7m for e-prescribing. A further £8.7million is to be dished out to seven NHS hospital trusts to introduce digital records and e-prescribing. The money is part of a £78million investment which was announced in February 2018 and aims to accelerate the roll-out of electronic prescribing systems across the NHS.[…]

Covid Test error should never have happened - Hancock -

COVID Test error ‘should never have happened’ – Hancock

COVID Test error ‘should never have happened’ – Hancock. The health secretary has said a technical glitch that saw nearly 16,000 Covid-19 cases go unreported in England “should never have happened”. The error meant that although those who tested positive were told about their results, their close contacts were not traced. By Monday afternoon, around[…]

NHS Covid-19 app ‘more privacy-centric than original model’ -

NHS Covid-19 app ‘more privacy-centric than original model’

NHS Covid-19 app ‘more privacy-centric than original model’. A privacy expert who spoke out against the initial operating model of the NHS Covid-19 App has praised the privacy-centric design of the newly launched app – and even downloaded it himself. Professor Eerke Boiten, a professor in cybersecurity at De Montfort University in Leicester, was among[…]

United Kingdom cases jump after COVID records glitch -

United Kingdom cases jump after COVID records glitch

United Kingdom cases jump after COVID records glitch. A technical recording issue has been blamed for a surge in Britain’s COVID-19 case numbers. A technical failure in England’s COVID-19 testing data system has now been fixed and should not be repeated, Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey has said. Britain reported a jump in daily[…]

NHS organisations adopt clinical decision support tool during pandemic -

NHS organisations adopt clinical decision support tool during pandemic

NHS organisations adopt clinical decision support tool during pandemic. A number of NHS organisations have adopted a clinical decision support tool to help during the Covid-19 pandemic. Wolters Kluwer Health’s UpToDate is an evidence-based knowledge system that helps clinicians make the right decisions at the point of care. It contains more than 10,000 articles providing[…]

Early warning system to be deployed across NHS Lanarkshire -

Early warning system to be deployed across NHS Lanarkshire

Early warning system to be deployed across NHS Lanarkshire. An early warning system that helps identify when patients are at risk of deterioration is to be deployed across Lanarkshire. Patientrack, which has previously helped staff at NHS Fife, is to be deployed across the entirety of NHS Lanarkshire in a new five-year contract with Alcidion. The[…]

Hancock NHS needs to ‘double down’ on tech advances after Covid-19 -

Hancock: NHS needs to ‘double down’ on tech advances after Covid-19

Hancock: NHS needs to ‘double down’ on tech advances after Covid-19. The NHS needs to “double down” on the technological advances made during Covid-19 to ensure they continue after the pandemic, health secretary Matt Hancock has said. Speaking about the future of healthcare at a Royal College of Physicians event, Hancock told the audience better[…]

Former Accenture MD appointed as NHS Resolution’s first CIO -

Former Accenture MD appointed as NHS Resolution’s first CIO

Former Accenture MD appointed as NHS Resolution’s first CIO. A not-for-profit part of the NHS which provides expertise to the health service to help resolve disputes fairly has appointed its first CIO. Niamh McKenna joins NHS Resolution from Accenture where she was managing director for health in the UK. She will start in her new[…]

New technologies can help break the looming backlog of Covid-19 crisis in the NHS -

New technologies can help break the looming backlog of Covid-19 crisis in the NHS

New technologies can help break the looming backlog of Covid-19 crisis in the NHS. As the NHS starts to recover from the Covid-19 crisis, Tom Whicher, an NHS Innovation Fellow and founder of DrDoctor, looks into how new technologies can help with the looming backlog of non-Covid conditions. Despite early fears, it would be overwhelmed[…]

NHS Mandatory Training – E-Learning Courses – CPDUK Accredited

NHS Mandatory Training - E-Learning Courses - CPDUK Accredited NHS Mandatory Training - E-Learning Courses with Cerficates - CPDUK Accredited. LearnPac Systems is the leading UK provider of accredited statutory and mandatory training courses for all sectors, including health and social care, education, local government, private and charity sectors. We have supported over one million learners[...]
Partnership formed to offer integrated EPR and e-prescribing -

Partnership formed to offer integrated EPR and e-prescribing

Partnership formed to offer integrated EPR and e-prescribing. Two companies have formed partnership to offer NHS Trusts an integrated electronic patient record and e-prescribing option. IMS MAXIMS has joined up with Better by Marand to become a reseller for its e-prescribing system, OPENeP. The move gives NHS Trusts the option to buy an e-prescribing system[…]