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Can an app help your mental health?

One in four people around the world is affected by mental illnesses. In the post-Covid era, with the rise of digital health solutions, health apps are becoming an increasingly useful way to tackle a range of health issues – including mental health. Five million people are downloading health apps every day and the NHS has…

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Public health interventions – what risks can we live with?

Covid has been the biggest and most acute public health challenge in our lifetime, and public health interventions including lockdowns and social distancing have affected every one of us. Politicians, epidemiologists, clinicians, scientists and armchair experts all battle to be heard in a heated conversation around our appetite for (or aversion to) curtailments to our…

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End to self-isolation rules, 75% of adults fully vaccinated and NHS waiting list hits record highs – this week’s Friday Five

Self-isolation for double-jabbed to end on Monday The requirement to self-isolate for ten days after having contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus will end for fully vaccinated people on Monday 16th August, the government has announced. The government has been keen to alter the rules surrounding self-isolation since millions of people have…

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New CEO of NHS England: Amanda Pritchard

By Rachel Allan On the 1st August Amanda Pritchard became CEO of the NHS. Much has been made of the fact that Amanda Pritchard is a woman and the NHS is being led by a woman for the first time in its 75 year history, in spite of its workforce being “more than three quarters…