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Mental health may be 'significant factor' in NHS referrals to Prevent

Referring patients to anti-radicalisation scheme can worsen illness, charity says Mental health appears to be a significant factor behind referrals from the NHS to Prevent, the government’s controversial anti-radicalisation programme, a UK-based medical charity says.In an 18-month study, researchers at Medact found that a significant proportion of NHS referrals to Prevent came from mental health trusts or mental health departments. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, Mental Health, NHS, UK security and counter-terrorism, Counter-terrorism policy, Prevent strategy


Air pollution likely to make coronavirus worse, say UK government advisers

Experts say further investigation of link is urgently required and may be relevant to managing pandemic Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAir pollution is likely to be increasing the number and severity of Covid-19 infections, according to the UK government’s expert advisers.In a report published on Wednesday, the experts said further investigation of the link between dirty air and the coronavirus pandemic was “urgently required” and may be relevant to how the pandemic ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Environment, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Air Pollution, Health policy, Coronavirus outbreak


Air pollution likely to make coronavirus worse, say UK experts

Government advisers call for urgent investigation of link between dirty air and pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAir pollution is likely to be increasing the number and severity of Covid-19 infections, according to the UK government’s expert advisers.In a report published on Wednesday, the experts said further investigation of the link between dirty air and the coronavirus pandemic was “urgently required” and may be relevant to how the pandemic is managed. Cont...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, Environment, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Air Pollution, Health policy, Coronavirus outbreak


No 10 accused of sowing confusion over Leicester lockdown

Shadow health secretary says government must pinpoint how new restrictions will workCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Downing Street has been accused of sowing confusion and anxiety in Leicester after imposing the first local lockdown to combat a surge in Covid-19 cases in the city, amid growing concern about how the measures will work.As part of hardened restrictions, the health secretary, Matt Hancock, announced on Monday night that schools will shut to most children...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK News, Health policy, Leicester, Downing Street, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


No 10 accused of sowing confusion over Leicester lockdown extension

Shadow health secretary says government must pinpoint how new restrictions will workCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Downing Street has been accused of sowing confusion and anxiety in Leicester as it imposes the first local lockdown to combat a surge in Covid-19 cases in the city, with the health secretary facing demands to pinpoint how the measures will work.In an evening statement to the Commons on Monday, Matt Hancock announced that schools would shut to most child...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK News, Leicester, Downing Street, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


Leicester lockdown extension will mean change in law, Hancock says

City is first place in England to reintroduce measures to try to stop spread of coronavirus Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Enforcing an extension to the Leicester lockdown will mean changes to the law, Matt Hancock has said.The city is the first place in England to reintroduce restrictive measures to try to stop the spread of coronavirus after 950 cases were reported in a two-week period. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, UK News, Leicester, Hancock, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


UK's mental health has deteriorated during lockdown, says Mind

Government must take urgent action to prevent even bigger crisis in future, charity warnsLockdown has been devastating for mental health and the worst could be yet to come, a leading charity has said.The mental health charity Mind says a survey has revealed that lockdown has had a dramatic impact on the nation’s mental health, warning that unless action is taken now, the problem could grow. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, UK News, Mental Health, Coronavirus outbreak


No evidence that vitamin D prevents coronavirus, say experts

Nice says topic is under review, but still advises taking supplements for bone healthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNo evidence exists to support taking vitamin D supplements to prevent Covid-19, UK public health experts have found.A rapid review of evidence for claims that the so-called sunshine vitamin could reduce the risk of coronavirus was launched amid concerns about the disproportionate number of black, Asian and minority ethnic people contracting and dying fr...
Tags: Health, UK, UK News, Medical Research, Nice, Coronavirus outbreak


No evidence that taking vitamin D prevents coronavirus, say experts

Nice says topic is still under review, but still advises taking supplements for bone healthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNo evidence exists to support taking vitamin D supplements to prevent Covid-19, UK public health experts have found.A rapid review of evidence into claims that the so-called sunshine vitamin could reduce the risk of coronavirus was launched amid concerns about the disproportionate number of black, Asian and minority ethnic people contracting and d...
Tags: Health, UK, UK News, Coronavirus outbreak


Only 13% of UK working parents want to go back to ‘the old normal’

Survey shows people want to continue with more fulfilling and family-friendly work environmentsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhatever the new normal is post Covid-19, we don’t want it to be anything like the old one. At least, when it comes to earning a living.Lockdown has given people a chance to sample new ways of balancing their jobs and family lives and they have concluded that something must change. Just 13% want to go back to pre-pandemic ways of working, with...
Tags: UK, Money, Children, UK News, Work & careers, Mental Health, Work-life balance, Guardian Careers, Coronavirus outbreak


MoJ failed to investigate potential Covid-19 cluster among cleaners

Cleaner was sacked while isolating with coronavirus symptoms as others fell illEmanuel Gomes died just hours after his cleaning shift. Why was he working?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and cleaning firm OCS have been accused of ignoring pleas to investigate a potential coronavirus outbreak among workers at the department after at four cleaners say they fell sick with suspected symptoms. The MoJ cleaning team, employed by cleaning firm OC...
Tags: Health, London, Africa, Employment, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Guinea, Ministry Of Justice, Gomes, OCS, Coronavirus outbreak


Health chiefs urge UK public to cooperate with contact tracers

Some British people reluctant to hand over details of others, says Dr David Nabarro Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHealth chiefs have urged the public to cooperate with coronavirus contact tracersand said there was was “a real reluctance among some British people” to provide the details of people they have been close with and may have infected.Dr David Nabarro, the WHO’s Covid-19 special envoy, also warned Europeancountries over new cases emerging as lockdowns ease, ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Society, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Health policy, Who, David Nabarro, Coronavirus outbreak, David Nabarro Coronavirus


Rebecca Long-Bailey sacked from shadow cabinet in antisemitism row - live

Shadow education secretary told to step down from shadow cabinet after sharing article on Twitter that included antisemitic conspiracy theoryKeir Starmer sacks Rebecca Long-Bailey from shadow cabinetNo 10 backs Jenrick despite revelations over developmentViolence at street party in Brixton leaves more than 20 police injured 4.55pm BST From the Times’ Patrick MaguireI'm told a delegation of left frontbenchers is trying to secure a meeting with Starmer to discuss RLB's sacking 4.50pm BST H...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, London, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Times, Keir Starmer, Brixton, Starmer, Antisemitism, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Robert Jenrick, Coronavirus outbreak, Patrick MaguireI


Rebecca Long-Bailey sacked by Keir Starmer over article 'including antisemitic conspiracy theory' - live

Shadow education secretary told to step down from shadow cabinet after sharing article on Twitter Keir Starmer sacks Rebecca Long-Bailey from shadow cabinetNo 10 backs Jenrick despite revelations over developmentViolence at street party in Brixton leaves more than 20 police injured 4.25pm BST The FT’s Jim Pickard says Rebecca Long-Bailey may have read a version of the Maxine Peake interview before it was amended by the Independent.one problematic issue with the @RLong_Bailey sacking is that ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, London, Scotland, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Amnesty International, Maxine Peake, Keir Starmer, Brixton, Peake, Starmer, Jim Pickard, Antisemitism


Rebecca Long-Bailey sacked from Labour shadow cabinet by Keir Starmer – UK politics live

Shadow education secretary sacked after sharing article on Twitter which included antisemitic conspiracy theoryKeir Starmer sacks Rebecca Long-Bailey from shadow cabinetNo 10 backs Jenrick despite revelations over developmentViolence at street party in Brixton leaves more than 20 police injured 3.27pm BST From the Sunday Times’ Gabriel PogrundOne LOTO source notes that Long Bailey failed to condemn a member who blamed the "Israeli lobby" for the election defeat during a leadership hustings i...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Science, London, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Keir Starmer, Brixton, Peake, Board of Deputies of British Jews, Antisemitism, Rebecca Long-Bailey, Long Bailey, Marie van der Zyl


From cold to coma to homecoming: one woman's 100 days of coronavirus

Mandy Mitchell spent five and a half weeks in an induced coma and was given a 50/50 chance of survivalWhen Mandy Mitchell was admitted to hospital in the small hours of Mothering Sunday, the UK had not yet gone into full lockdown and the prime minister was thanking the country’s sons and daughters for FaceTiming their mums.On Wednesday, after 93 days in intensive care during which time her body and mind were buffeted by the effects of coronavirus, was able to go home. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Society, UK News, Devon, Mandy Mitchell, Coronavirus outbreak


UK weather: thunderstorms and torrential rain to follow soaring temperatures

UK’s hot weather will turn wet from Thursday afternoon, forecasters warnSoaring temperatures across the UK will be followed by thunderstorms and torrential rain over coming days, forecasters have warned.Wednesday was the hottest day of the year so far but the Met Office said Thursday could beat that record, with temperatures expected to climb in the Midlands and Wales. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Wales, UK News, Meteorology, Met Office, UK Weather, Midlands


UK coronavirus live: No 10 refuses call for urgent review of 'second wave' readiness; death toll rises by 154

Keir Starmer condemns PM for ‘dodgy answers’ at PMQs; Johnson claims UK has effective ‘cluster-busting’ operation; further lockdown easing in Scotland announcedHealth leaders call for review of second wave risk Key points for businesses in England on how to reopenFive children have died of coronavirus in UK, study revealsEight times Chris Whitty has diverged from the government lineGlobal coronavirus updates – live 4.20pm BST The Guardian’s latest Politics Weekly podcast is out. Jonathan Fre...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, UK, England, Scotland, UK News, Infectious Diseases, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Westminster, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Jonathan Freedland


UK coronavirus live: No 10 refuses call for urgent review of 'second wave' readiness

Keir Starmer condemns PM for ‘dodgy answers’ at PMQs; Johnson claims UK has effective ‘cluster-busting’ operation; further lockdown easing in Scotland announcedHealth leaders call for review of second wave risk Key points for businesses in England on how to reopenFive children have died of coronavirus in UK, study revealsEight times Chris Whitty has diverged from the government lineGlobal coronavirus updates – live 3.28pm BST Public Health Wales has recorded a further eight coronavirus death...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, UK, England, Wales, Scotland, UK News, Infectious Diseases, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: Starmer condemns PM for 'dodgy answers' as he challenges him on test and trace and app at PMQs

Keir Starmer questions PM over tracing; Johnson claims UK has effective ‘cluster-busting’ operation; further lockdown easing in Scotland announcedHealth leaders call for review of second wave risk Key points for businesses in England on how to reopenFive children have died of coronavirus in UK, study revealsEight times Chris Whitty has diverged from the government lineGlobal coronavirus updates – live 2.09pm BST At the Commons home affairs committee this morning Yvette Cooper, the Labour cha...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, UK, England, Scotland, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Yvette Cooper, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson challenged over track and trace system and app at PMQs

Keir Starmer questions PM over tracing; Johnson claims UK has effective ‘cluster-busting’ operation; further lockdown easing in Scotland announcedHealth leaders call for review of second wave risk Key points for businesses in England on how to reopenFive children have died of coronavirus in UK, study revealsEight times Chris Whitty has diverged from the government lineGlobal coronavirus updates – live 1.25pm BST Boris Johnson has never won an exchange with Sir Keir Starmer (or anyone?) on a ...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, UK, England, Scotland, UK News, Infectious Diseases, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Sturgeon, Starmer


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson faces Keir Starmer at PMQs amid warnings of 'real risk' of second wave

Open letter in British Medical Journal urges ministers to take urgent action as lockdown eases in EnglandHealth leaders call for review of second wave risk Five children have died of coronavirus in UK, study revealsEight times Chris Whitty has diverged from the government lineWhat the papers say about England’s lockdown easingGlobal coronavirus updates – live 12.28pm BST Labour’s John Spellar asks for changes to rules relating to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act which he says discriminate...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, UK, England, UK News, Infectious Diseases, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Pmqs, Johnson, Keir Starmer, British Medical Journal, BAME, Robert Butler


From super-spreader Boris to Classic Dom's eyesight: daily press conference hits | John Crace

As No 10 announces Covid-19 press conferences are to end, here are some world-beating momentsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe daily Downing Street coronavirus press conferences, watched by millions since early March, are coming to an end. Here are some of the most memorable moments. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK News, Health policy, Boris Johnson, John Crace, Dominic Cummings, Patrick Vallance, Dominic Raab, Coronavirus outbreak, Chris Whitty


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson leads final daily briefing as social distancing rules eased in England

No 10 scraps daily press conference after today; 2m rule stays in Scotland and Wales; UK death toll rises by 171Full story: households can host visitors at homeKey points: what’s reopening on 4 July in England?Publish action taken to support BAME people, says Doreen LawrenceWhitehall not sharing data on local outbreaks, say councilsGlobal coronavirus updates – live 5.32pm BST Q: Why is there a problem with meat processing factories?Vallance says the meat itself does not produce a risk. 5.30...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, UK, England, Law, Wales, Scotland, UK News, Economic policy, Boris Johnson, Office For National Statistics, Suzanne, Robert Buckland, Coronavirus outbreak, Doreen LawrenceWhitehall


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson eases social distancing rule in England; death toll rises by 171

No 10 scraps daily press conference after today; 2m rule stays in Scotland and Wales; English pubs, restaurants, hairdressers to open from 4 JulyFull story: households can host visitors at homeKey points: what’s reopening on 4 July in England?Publish action taken to support BAME people, says Doreen LawrenceWhitehall not sharing data on local outbreaks, say councilsGlobal coronavirus updates – live 4.29pm BST From HuffPost’s Paul WaughAway from the PM's big unlockdown announcements today, her...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, UK, England, Law, Wales, Scotland, Cbi, UK News, Economic policy, Boris Johnson, Office For National Statistics, HuffPost, Robert Buckland, Coronavirus outbreak


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson ditches 2m social distancing rule for '1m-plus' in England

English pubs, restaurants and hairdressers to open from 4 July; gyms to stay closed. English schools to fully reopen in September Full story: households can host visitors at homeWhitehall not sharing data on local outbreaks, say councilsGlobal coronavirus news live - latest updates 1.29pm BST Sir Graham Brady, the Conservative chair of the 1922 Committee, asks for an assurance that air bridges will be in place by 4 July.Johnson confirms that this is being looked at. 1.29pm BST Johnson sa...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, UK, England, UK News, Economic policy, Boris Johnson, Office For National Statistics, Johnson, Committee, Graham Brady, Coronavirus outbreak, July Johnson


Boris Johnson ditches 2m physical distancing rule in England for '1m-plus'

Members of two households will be able to dine together from 4 July in latest lockdown easingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMembers of two different households will be able to drink or dine together from 4 July in England as long as they stick to physical-distancing guidelines, the prime minister has announced, as he confirmed the 2-metre rule would be dropped in favour of a “1-metre-plus” approach.Households will be able to host visitors, including overnight, and to...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Science, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus outbreak


Publish action taken to support BAME people in pandemic, says Doreen Lawrence

Exclusive: Labour peer writes to PM for steps implemented and future-action timescaleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDoreen Lawrence has spoken out for the first time about Covid-19 and its impact on the black and minority ethnic community by demanding the government publish what steps it has taken to help frontline workers.The Labour peer and the party’s race relations adviser has written to the prime minister to ask which of the seven recommendations from a Public H...
Tags: Health, Politics, Race, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Labour, Health policy, Public Health England, Lawrence, Doreen Lawrence, Coronavirus outbreak


Male survivors of Covid-19 asked to give plasma for treatment trials

Men who have fought off virus have higher levels of antibodies in their blood than womenCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMen who have recovered from Covid-19 are being asked to donate plasma to be used to treat sick patients in trials because they have higher levels of virus-fighting antibodies in their blood than women.Convalescent plasma is being trialled around the world as a possible treatment for the disease. It contains antibodies generated by the immune systems ...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


UK to launch world's largest genetic study into chronic fatigue syndrome

Research aims to shine a light on condition that is believed to affect 250,000 people in UKThe world’s largest genetic study into chronic fatigue syndrome is to be launched in the UK after receiving £3.2m of funding from the Medical Research Council and National Institute for Health Research.The research aims to shine a light on the debilitating long-term condition, about which little is known, by collecting DNA samples from 20,000 people who have CFS, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME...
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