Press release: New restrictions for Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds as coronavirus cases increase

Update: local authority watchlist areas 25 SeptemberNew restrictions on household mixing brought in for Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds London added as an area of concern as hospital admissions rise Teesside added as an area of enhanced supportIn close discussions with local leaders, the Health and Social Care Secretary, NHS Test and Trace, the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC), Public Health England (PHE) and the Chief Medical Officer for England have agreed to introduce local measures in parts of the North West and Yorkshire and the Humber.As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds have been escalated to areas of intervention and London has been added…

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Breonna Taylor’s family demands release of body camera footage

Breonna Taylor’s family has demanded that Kentucky authorities release all body camera footage, police files and the transcripts of the grand jury hearings that led to no charges against police officers over her killing.The family also criticised the state’s attorney general for his failure to bring charges against the officers.A diverse group, including Taylor’s mother, marched through Louisville on the evening of Friday 25 September. The demonstrations were peaceful, but at one point police in riot gear fired flash bang devices reportedly to turn back a crowd on a street. Authorities said two people were arrested.About a dozen people who were out past the city’s curfew were arrested…

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Press release: New restrictions for Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds as coronavirus cases increase

Update: local authority watchlist areas 25 SeptemberNew restrictions on household mixing brought in for Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds London added as an area of concern as hospital admissions rise Teesside added as an area of enhanced supportIn close discussions with local leaders, the Health and Social Care Secretary, NHS Test and Trace, the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC), Public Health England (PHE) and the Chief Medical Officer for England have agreed to introduce local measures in parts of the North West and Yorkshire and the Humber.As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds have been escalated to areas of intervention and London has been added…

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Press release: New restrictions for Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds as coronavirus cases increase

Update: local authority watchlist areas 25 SeptemberNew restrictions on household mixing brought in for Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds London added as an area of concern as hospital admissions rise Teesside added as an area of enhanced supportIn close discussions with local leaders, the Health and Social Care Secretary, NHS Test and Trace, the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC), Public Health England (PHE) and the Chief Medical Officer for England have agreed to introduce local measures in parts of the North West and Yorkshire and the Humber.As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Wigan, Stockport, Blackpool and Leeds have been escalated to areas of intervention and London has been added…

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Press release: Landmark strategy launched to cement UK’s position as global leader in genomics

New Genome UK strategy launched to cement the UKs status as a global leader in genomics Strategy will harness genomics to offer patients personalised treatments, predict the risk of chronic diseases for vulnerable groups and enable earlier interventions Announcement comes as Matt Hancock takes part in UK-wide COVID-19 genome sequencing studyHealth and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has today heralded the launch of a landmark new strategy that will secure the UKs future position as a global leader in genomics.The new National Genomic Healthcare Strategy Genome UK: the future of healthcare will ensure the UK can offer patients the best possible predictive, preventative and personalised care by harnessing…

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Press release: More than 1 in 10 people in England have now been tested for coronavirus

More than 1 in 10 people in England have been tested at least once since the service launched Weekly statistics show NHS Test and Trace has now successfully reached almost 500,000 people testing positive and their contacts The median distance travelled for in-person tests is 5.2 miles as the crow flies, with 28 new local test sites opening this week to help reduce distances even furtherThis comes after it was announced that those people asked to self-isolate who are on low incomes and are unable to work from home will be eligible for financial support of 500 to stay at home, while those breaking the rules risk fines…

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Press release: 14,199 more NHS nurses and nursing student acceptances rise by 23%

The number of nurses in the NHS in England increased by 14,199 compared to last year, and the number of doctors has risen by 9,283,?figures published today up until the end of June show.All professionally qualified clinical staff, paramedics and support to clinical staff are now at record levels.Alongside this, the latest UCAS figures out today show there are record numbers of people accepting a place to study nursing in England, with a 23% increase on the same time last year, or 5,000 more student nurses.Responding to todays NHS workforce statistics, Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said: ?? The NHS is there for us all in…

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Press release: NHS COVID-19 app launches across England and Wales

NHS COVID-19 app launches nationwide to help control COVID-19 transmission alongside national and local contact tracing Features of the app include contact tracing using Bluetooth, risk alerts based on postcode district, QR check-in at venues, symptom checker and test booking with user privacy and data security at its heart Businesses are now required by law to display the official NHS QR code posters from today so people can check-in at different premises with the appPeople across England and Wales are being urged to download the NHS COVID-19 app to help control the spread of coronavirus and protect themselves and their loved ones as case numbers rise.The app launches…

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Press release: NHS COVID-19 app launches across England and Wales

NHS COVID-19 app launches nationwide to help control COVID-19 transmission alongside national and local contact tracing Features of the app include contact tracing using Bluetooth, risk alerts based on postcode district, QR check-in at venues, symptom checker and test booking with user privacy and data security at its heart Businesses are now required by law to display the official NHS QR code posters from today so people can check-in at different premises with the appPeople across England and Wales are being urged to download the NHS COVID-19 app to help control the spread of coronavirus and protect themselves and their loved ones as case numbers rise.The app launches…

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Press release: Childcare to be exempt from interhousehold mixing restrictions in local areas of intervention

Informal carers will be able to provide care for children and vulnerable adults in parts of the country with restrictions on interhousehold mixing Children under 14 will be able to be cared for by individuals outside of their immediate household as part of a care bubble Arrangements must be part of a consistent childcare relationshipInformal childcare and caring arrangements will be allowed to continue across the nation, the Health Secretary has announced today.Interhousehold mixing is currently banned in some areas under local restrictions, including parts of the North West, North East, and Bolton and Leicester. From Tuesday 22 September care bubbles will be able to form in areas…

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