Action needed to reverse mental health inequalities

The Centre for Mental Health says that inequalities can be reduced through concerted action nationally and locally.

More than two million reached by NHS Test and Trace

Two million people have now been reached by the service, including those who tested positive and their contacts.

Online junk food advertising banned to tackle obesity

A new consultation has been launched on proposals to ban online adverts for foods high in fat, sugar and salt in the UK.

Northern England 'worst hit' by pandemic

The Northern Health Science Alliance has reported that the north has been hit harder than the rest of England during the coronavirus pandemic.

Councils spend over £2bn a year on culture and sport

A new report has claimed that councils remain one of the biggest investors in culture, sport and leisure - spending over £2 billion a year.

Further tests to be rolled out across England

Over half a million rapid-turnaround lateral flow tests will be sent out by NHS Test and Trace to local public health leaders this week.

Age UK calls for pay equalisation with the NHS

Age UK is calling on the government to improve the salaries of care workers so that they are the same as those for people doing the equivalent job in the NHS.

Warning over lockdown's toll on children's mental health

The NSPCC has warned that increasing stress levels have taken a toll on the mental and emotional health of young people since March.

Rapid Covid test missed more than half of cases in pilot

A rapid coronavirus test missed more than 50 per cent of positive cases in an Operation Moonshot pilot in Greater Manchester.

Northern MPs seek ‘clear roadmap’ out of lockdown

The Northern Research Group has warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to leave constituencies ‘locked into lockdown’ indefinitely.

Guidance to support safe care home visits during lockdown

Care homes will be encouraged and supported to provide safe visiting opportunities as new national restrictions come into effect.

LGA calls for lockdown exit strategy

The Local Government Association has said that only with the necessary resources can councils lead local efforts to tackle coronavirus outbreaks.

Put well-being at the heart of lockdown strategy

Labour is urging the government to put well-being at the heart of its lockdown strategy, amid uncertainty from further restrictions.

‘Forgotten frontline’ workers need fair wage

The Future Social Care Coalition has argued that an immediate £3.9 billion emergency support fund is needed for the care sector.

Labour calls for decisive action over next four weeks

Jonathan Ashworth has stressed that the next weeks must be used to expand testing and fix contact tracing to avoid the mistakes of the summer. 

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