GP in hours: weekly bulletins for 2021

GP in-hours consultations data: 14 January 2021 week 1 ODS, 81.4KB This file is in an OpenDocument format 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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Press release: Homecare workers to be tested weekly for COVID-19

Registered carers looking after people in their own homes will be able to access weekly coronavirus tests Care providers will be able to book tests for their staff online from Monday (23 November) The roll-out marks the next stage in the governments expansion of mass testingThose working for CQC-registered providers will receive weekly PCR tests to administer at home, which will help identify more asymptomatic cases and protect care users who are more vulnerable to the virus.Regular testing will give workers peace of mind by picking up on any asymptomatic transmission and protect those they care for.The expansion of testing to homecare workers is the next phase in…

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Weekly national flu and COVID-19 surveillance reports published

The main points from the weekly national influenza and COVID-19 surveillance report for week 42 (data up to week 41) are: COVID-19 Highest case rates continue to be observed among those aged 10 to 29, with a rate of 245.2 per 100,000 population for the 10 to 19 age group and 252.6 per 100,000 for those aged 20 to 29. Positivity rates were highest in those aged between 10 to 19; this was mainly in those in the upper end of the age group. Incidence and positivity rates remained highest in the North West, North East and Yorkshire and Humber. COVID-19 hospital and critical care admission rates continued…

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