Guidance: Medicines that you cannot export from the UK or hoard

7 September 2020Lithium carbonate has been added to the list of medicines. 15 June 2020Two pharmaceutical forms of dexamethasone (oral solution and solution for injection) have been added to the list of medicines. The date of restriction is 00:00am at the start of 16 June 2020. 23 April 202033 medicines have been added to the parallel export list and the pharmaceutical forms of 5 medicines have also been updated. Aclidinium bromide, Aclidinium bromide + Formoterol, Atenolol, Azithromycin, Bambuterol, Benralizumab, Bisoprolol, Buprenorphine, Ceftazidime + Avibactam, Cyclizine, Dabigatran etexilate, Dapagliflozin, Dexamethasone, Digoxin, Exenatide, Glycopyrronium bromide, Haloperidol, Hyoscine butylbromide, Ibuprofen, Labetalol, Lisinopril, Metaramino, Metoprolol, Pantoprazole, Roflumilast, Ruxolitinib, Sarilumab, Sodium zirconium cyclosilicate,…

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested

You can get a swab test to check if you currently have coronavirus. This is part of the 5-pillar strategy for coronavirus testing. Testing is most effective within 3 days of symptoms developing.Who can be testedAnyone with symptoms can get a coronavirus test, whatever their age.Once youve received a coronavirus home test kit, you must register it so that we can send your results to you.See the guidance below on testing for care home residents and workers.Employer referral for essential workersEmployers can refer essential workers for testing if they are self-isolating because either they or member(s) of their household have coronavirus symptoms.They can do this by uploading the…

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Guidance: Ways in which people can be lawfully resident in the UK

Department Of Health Details Supports NHS organisations to establish whether someone is lawfully resident in the UK. Sets out some of the ways in which a person can lawfully reside in the UK. Published 1 August 2018 Last updated 7 September 2020 +show all updates 7 September 2020Updated document to reflect that the rules on family reunification for people of Northern Ireland are being brought into line with the arrangements currently available to Irish citizens in the UK. Relevant family members of a person of Northern Ireland will, from 24 August 2020, be able to join that family member in the UK without paying the Immigration Health Surcharge.…

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Transparency data: NHS Test and Trace (England) and coronavirus testing (UK) statistics: 20 August to 26 August 2020

Department Of Health ODS, 47.7KB This file is in an OpenDocument format NHS Test and Trace regional breakdowns 28 May to 26 August: data tables View online Download CSV 22.9KB ODS, 14.8KB This file is in an OpenDocument format Details The data reflects the first 13 weeks of operation of NHS Test and Trace in England, and testing operations in the UK since late March.For NHS Test and Trace (England), this includes:Testingpeople tested for coronavirus (COVID-19), England people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), England time taken for test results to become available, EnglandContact tracingpeople transferred to the contact-tracing system, and the time taken for them to be reached,…

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Guidance: Overseas NHS visitors: implementing the charging regulations

Department Of Health PDF, 1.72MB, 129 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@dhsc.gov.uk.Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Details Help and advice on the implementation of the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2015, which have been amended most recently by the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Amendment) Regulations 2017. Published 1 August 2018 Last updated 7 September…

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SARS-CoV-2 RNA testing: assurance of positive results during periods of low prevalence

This document provides guidance for procedures to be implemented in laboratories to provide assurance of positive SARS-CoV-2 RNA results during periods of low prevalence, when there is a reduction in the predictive value of positive test results. This guidance is applicable to all laboratories to help guide the interpretation of positive results. It includes background information, explains the problem and details actions that should be considered by all laboratories providing SARS-CoV-2 RNA testing. Source link

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COVID-19: long-term health effects – GOV.UK

There is accumulating evidence to suggest that cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) who have experienced both mild and severe symptoms can experience long-term health effects. This document provides information on the health problems reported in COVID-19 cases following acute disease, and guidance for healthcare professionals on how to advise recovering COVID-19 patients. Source link

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Sexually transmitted infections (STIs): annual data tables

Published 17 June 2010 Last updated 7 September 2020 + show all updates 7 September 2020Table 2 has been temporarily removed and will be republished after minor edits. 2 September 2020Updated with 2019 STI data; annual report; pre-release access list; and added links to infographic and slide set. Revised previously published data to reflect resubmissions and improvements to data cleaning. 23 October 2019Added ‘Table 5: selected STI diagnoses and rates in the UK by gender and age group, 2014 to 2018’. 5 September 2019Updated table 4 with missing cells for total chlamydia tests from non-specialist services in 2015 and the total number of HIV diagnoses in 2016. 4 June…

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PHE data series on deaths in people with COVID-19: technical summary

Published 29 April 2020 Last updated 7 September 2020 + show all updates 7 September 2020Updated related deaths time series spreadsheet with latest figures. 6 September 2020Updated related deaths time series spreadsheet with latest figures. 5 September 2020Updated related deaths time series spreadsheet with latest figures. 4 September 2020Updated related deaths time series spreadsheet with latest figures. 3 September 2020Updated related deaths time series spreadsheet with latest figures. 2 September 2020Updated related deaths time series spreadsheet with latest figures. 1 September 2020Updated related deaths time series spreadsheet with latest figures. 31 August 2020Updated related deaths time series spreadsheet with latest figures. 30 August 2020Updated related deaths time series spreadsheet…

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