Guidance: Accessing government-secured flu vaccines: guidance for community pharmacies

Published 2 November 2020 Last updated 16 February 2021 +show all updates 16 February 2021 Updated to remove requirements for pharmacies to self-certify before accessing stock. 15 January 2021 Updated to reflect that from 15 January 2021, private patients and others as part of occupational health schemes can be offered DHSC centrally supplied flu vaccines. 14 December 2020 Updated to confirm vaccines can be used in private provision, as well as occupational health schemes, for vaccination of frontline health and social care workers. 8 December 2020 Added wholesaler contact details. 20 November 2020 Updated to include information on the expansion of the programme to all 50 to 64…

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Policy paper: Community testing | GovWire News

Department Of Health Details Community asymptomatic testing is a major new tool to help identify and isolate individuals who have COVID-19 but do not have symptoms and may inadvertently be spreading the virus.Alongside the deployment of tests to NHS front-line staff, social care and other critical settings, testing of asymptomatic individuals within the community can help suppress COVID-19 and offer communities a direct route out of the toughest restrictions. Published 26 November 2020 Last updated 11 February 2021 +show all updates 11 February 2021 Added a link to find out if your area offers rapid asymptomatic LFD testing. 10 February 2021 Added to the list of community testing…

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Press release: 9 in 10 local authorities in England now enrolled into community testing

9 in 10 local authorities in England have signed up to the community testing programme to offer regular targeted testing for people without symptoms More than 70% of local authorities are already offering rapid testing to those who are unable to work from home New postcode checker will launch to help those who need to leave home for work access rapid testing quickly232 local authorities are now rolling out community testing, covering a population of around 42 million people and identifying thousands of positive COVID-19 cases in people not showing symptoms, who could be unknowingly spreading the virus.Designed and implemented by local authorities, community testing programmes are designed…

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Community Champions to give COVID-19 vaccine advice and boost take up

23.75 million funding for councils and voluntary groups toexpandcovidcommunications with at risk groups Community Champions will share COVID-19 vaccine advice and information to boost local vaccination take-up Funding will support extra school programmes, helplines and phone calls to those in at risk groups Over 23 million funding has been allocated to 60 councils and voluntary groups across England to expand work to support those most at risk from COVID-19 and boost vaccine take up, Communities Secretary RobertJenrickannounced today (25 January 2021).Through the Community Champions scheme councils and voluntary organisations will deliver a wide range of measures toprotect those most at risk - building trust, communicating accurate health information…

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Community Champions to give COVID-19 vaccine advice and boost take up

23.75 million funding for councils and voluntary groups toexpandcovidcommunications with at risk groups Community Champions will share COVID-19 vaccine advice and information to boost local vaccination take-up Funding will support extra school programmes, helplines and phone calls to those in at risk groups Over 23 million funding has been allocated to 60 councils and voluntary groups across England to expand work to support those most at risk from COVID-19 and boost vaccine take up, Communities Secretary RobertJenrickannounced today (Monday 25 January).Through the Community Champions scheme councils and voluntary organisations will deliver a wide range of measures toprotect those most at risk - building trust, communicating accurate health information…

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Improving oral health: community water fluoridation toolkit

Published 23 March 2016 Last updated 19 January 2021 + show all updates 19 January 2021 Updated toolkit. 18 June 2019 Added link to resources for dental teams and local authorities. 18 June 2019 Updated information on available water fluoridation resources. 23 March 2016 First published. Source link

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Research and analysis: Liverpool COVID-19 community testing pilot: interim evaluation report summary

The report published by the University of Liverpool on 23 December 2020 presents early findings to help policymakers with similar approaches to COVID-19 testing.The report was led by the University of Liverpool, alongside researchers from NHS Test and Trace, Joint Biosecurity Centre, Public Health England and Office for National Statistics.A more detailed report will be published early in 2021. Source link

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Policy paper: Community testing | GovWire News

Department Of Health Details Community asymptomatic testing is a major new tool to help identify and isolate individuals who have COVID-19 but do not have symptoms and may inadvertently be spreading the virus.Alongside the deployment of tests to NHS front-line staff, social care and other critical settings, testing of asymptomatic individuals within the community can help suppress COVID-19 and offer communities a direct route out of the toughest restrictions. Published 26 November 2020 Last updated 11 January 2021 +show all updates 11 January 2021 Following national lockdown restrictions from 6 January 2021, we are expanding the eligibility of community-led testing to all local authorities across England. The document…

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Press release: Statement from Chief Medical Adviser for NHS Test and Trace, Susan Hopkins on community testing

We now know that around one in three people who have coronavirus never show any symptoms but that does not mean they are not infectious.We need to use everything at our disposal to find these individuals without symptoms and support them and their contacts to isolate in order to break the chains of transmission.That is why the community testing offer is being expanded to all local authorities with a particular focus on workplace testing. This expansion will help keep workers safe by finding those who are infectious while protecting vital services and supporting employers to ensure their businesses to operate. Community testing plans are designed by local authorities…

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