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17.01.2022

Children and Young People’s Autism Service (South Staffordshire) update

Within our health and social care settings we ask that you continue to:  Wear a fluid-resistant surgical mask at all times (unless exempt from doing so) – this will be supplied at the entrance Maintain…

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17.01.2022

Improving access to Mental Health services for men over 40.

  Community Mental Health Services in England are changing as part of the Community Mental Health Transformation Programme. This is an opportunity to be involved in radically changing how we deliver community mental health services…

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13.01.2022

No need for a PCR test to confirm Covid-19 when following a positive lateral flow test.

    From 11th January in England, people who receive a positive lateral flow test for COVID-19 won’t be required to take a confirmatory PCR test. They should continue to self-isolate. If you test positive…

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13.01.2022

Covid-19 self isolation reduced to 5 full days

  People self-isolating with COVID-19 will have the option to reduce their isolation period after five full days if they test negative on both day 5 and day 6 and do not have a temperature,…

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13.01.2022

Help needed for University Hospitals of Derby and Burton Trust’s research project?

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust need your help and support in a project that will improve the care provided to the diverse communities we serve. We need people from a variety…

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11.01.2022

Nationwide campaign launches to help improve children’s health with a few simple swaps

A new campaign from the Department of Health and Social Care’s Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) has launched, heroing the NHS Food Scanner App as part of its first ‘Better Health’ children’s nutrition…

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07.01.2022

Help us help you by completing our new Mental Health survey.

  The Covid-19 pandemic has had a major impact on peoples mental health and wellbeing. Residents highlighted,  in a recent Healthwatch Staffordshire priorities survey, how worried and anxious they felt about things such as health,…

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06.01.2022

Every care home resident should have an ‘essential care giver ‘during the pandemic.

  The campaign Jenny Morrison and Diane Mayhew launched Rights For Residents in September 2020. In response to the cruel and inhumane visiting policies placed on care home residents, they mobilised the families of those…

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05.01.2022

Face coverings recommended in schools from January 2022.

Face coverings help protect the wearer and others against the spread of infection because they cover the nose and mouth, which are the main confirmed sources of transmission of COVID-19. From 4 January 2022, we…

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05.01.2022

Better Health Campaign to lose excess weight, eat more healthily and get active in 2022.

  On Tuesday 4th January, the Department of Health and Social Care launched the latest instalment of the Better Health campaign to encourage adults across the nation to lose excess weight, eat more healthily and…

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