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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…

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ZPB end of lockdown Friday

To mark the end of the lockdown ZPB is closing our offices tomorrow (Friday 23 July) for one day. Our team has worked so hard over the last 12 months and we want to recognise the commitment and dedication they have shown to each other, to their clients, and our work. While working from home…