Hundreds attend Kill the Bill protests across England

Hundreds of people have taken part in Kill the Bill protests across the UK on Friday 2 April. Protests are in opposition to the powers that will be granted to police in the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. Large numbers of people gathered in Guildhall Square in Southampton. Demonstrators also convened in London and Manchester. Protests are lawful Following an easing of restrictions in England, the protests are lawful. Organisers have been asked to submit a risk assessment and take steps to ensure the gatherings are safe. Demonstrators during a ‘Kill The Bill’ protest against The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill in Finsbury Park, North London…

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Protesters across England and Wales ‘stand in solidarity’ to try and Kill the Bill

On 21 March, thousands of people took to the streets of Bristol to protest against the Tory Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill. The Canary was there on the ground and gave the protests extensive coverage. The protests continued for days afterwards. And even though people protested peacefully in Bristol, they were met with some of the most disgusting examples of police brutality and violence ever witnessed in the UK. But despite police violence, people aren’t put off exercising their right to protest. Because on 26 and 27 March, protesters came onto the streets of England and Wales again to try and ‘Kill the Bill’. Ordinary people are…

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Poverty takes up to 20 years of good health away from people in England and Wales

People living in the most deprived areas of England face a gap of almost two decades of life in good general health compared with those in the least deprived areas, new figures show. Office for National Statistics (ONS) data published on Monday shows healthy life expectancy at birth among men living in the most deprived areas was 52.3 years in 2017 to 2019, compared with 70.7 years among those living in the least deprived areas. This amounts to a difference of 18.4 years in “good” general health between these populations across their life course. Women in the most deprived areas could expect to live 51.4 years in “good”…

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We’re in a mental health crisis, but England doesn’t have the services needed to support patients

Mental health systems in England and Wales face a string of problems, not least of which is privatisation. As part of our #ourlivesourstories series, The Canary has spoken to a number of experts who told us that there are many issues blocking supportive and accessible care. Like many countries across the world, the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has made problems with mental health in England and Wales much worse. But the NHS’s mental health services were already underfunded and overstretched. However, funding isn’t the only problem. The actual services themselves have been criticised at great length. The implications are grave – if patients feel dismissed and isolated, how is that…

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Biggest rises in Covid cases now happening outside southern and eastern England

The biggest increases in Covid-19 case rates are now happening outside the south and east of England, latest figures show.The Liverpool City Region and parts of the West Midlands have seen particularly sharp rises.In Knowsley on Merseyside the rate has soared from 455.4 cases per 100,000 in the seven days to December 30 to 1,263.4 per 100,000 in the seven days to January 6 – the biggest week-on-week rise for any local authority area in England.Halton in Cheshire, which is also part of the Liverpool City Region, saw the second biggest jump, from 533.2 to 1,220.2.And Liverpool itself recorded the third largest increase, from 387.5 to 958.6. (PA…

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Hospitals across south-eastern England cancel treatments as coronavirus cases rise

Support us and go ad-freeHospitals across south-eastern England are postponing non-urgent procedures as some face double the number of coronavirus patients they had in the spring.The NHS in Kent confirmed on 18 December that it would be putting a stop to some planned treatments across the region “due to the increase in Covid patients being treated”.Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS trust had 221 Covid-19 patients on 16 December, more than 120 more than the 98 they had in the first peak on 8 April.(PA Graphics) East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust was treating 357 people with coronavirus on 16 December, almost twice the maximum number they had…

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Surgical site infections (SSI) surveillance: NHS hospitals in England

Published 16 December 2013 Last updated 18 December 2020 + show all updates 18 December 2020 Added report and data tables for 2019 to 2020. 20 December 2019 Added 2018 to 2019 report and data tables. 19 December 2018 Added 2017 to 2018 report and NHS Trust tables. 12 December 2017 Added 2016 to 2017 report and NHS Trust tables. 12 December 2016 Added 2015 to 2016 report and NHS Trust tables. 14 December 2015 Added 2014 to 2015 report and NHS Trust tables. 12 December 2014 The following have been added: 'Surveillance of surgical site infections in NHS hospitals in England: 2013 to 2014'; Surgical site infections surveillance:…

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Hepatitis C (England and Wales): 2020

Laboratory reports of hepatitis C in England and Wales: January to March 2020 Ref: PHE publications gateway number GW-1804; HPR 14(24) PDF, 263KB, 5 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 a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk. Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Source link

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