March, 2020


Simple steps to help your GP Practice help you

As the coronavirus pandemic continue to progress, pressure on all our NHS services will increase. We have put together 7 simple steps to help you get the right healthcare and support, while also helping your local GP practice. Follow the... (Continue reading)

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UK launches whole genome sequence alliance to map spread of coronavirus

The £20 million investment could help public health agencies combat COVID-19 and future pandemics. Government and scientific community back new genome sequencing consortium to map spread of COVID-19 £20 million investment will allow scientists and clinicians to unlock secrets of... (Continue reading)

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New technology challenge to support people who are isolating

£500,000 of funding is available for technology companies who come up with digital support solutions for people who need to stay at home because of coronavirus. The funding will be available to innovators who can find digital ways to support... (Continue reading)

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Vaccine trials among recipients of £20 million coronavirus research investment

Trials of new coronavirus vaccine among 6 projects to receive share of £20 million other projects to combat coronavirus include immediately repurposing existing treatments to treat patients already diagnosed with coronavirus the UK is leading the scientific and medical response... (Continue reading)

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Foreign Secretary advises all British travellers to return to the UK now

All British tourists and short-stay travellers currently abroad should return to the UK where commercial flight options are still available. all British travellers abroad who are usually based in the UK advised to return now international travel is becoming highly... (Continue reading)

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Claimants are asked to apply online as jobcentres limit access

With a rise in new claims, and with demand for support over the phone increasing, the Department for Work and Pensions is taking unprecedented action to make sure people can get the support they need, including moving 10,000 existing staff... (Continue reading)

PM address to the nation on coronavirus: 23 March 2020

Good Evening, The coronavirus is the biggest threat this country has faced for decades – and this country is not alone. All over the world we are seeing the devastating impact of this invisible killer. And so tonight I want... (Continue reading)

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Coronavirus – Business support to launch from today

Businesses will be able to access government support from today (Monday 23 March) to keep operating in the face of the global economic emergency brought on by coronavirus. The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme will provide government-backed loans of up... (Continue reading)

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London’s rough sleepers to be offered hotel beds to self isolate

Londoners sleeping rough will be given vital protection from coronavirus as the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, with support from the Government, secured 300 hotel rooms in which they can self-isolate over the coming weeks. The Mayor’s team has worked... (Continue reading)

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Three crop rule relaxed and £6 million fund for farmers

New measures to help farmers get back on their feet and move on from floods following extreme weather and flooding across England The Government is announcing new measures (Friday 20 March) to help farmers recover from recent flooding. A £6... (Continue reading)

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