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The Institute of Healthcare Management calls for openness and honesty about NHS capacity as sickness absence soars

The UK’s leading, independent, membership body for health and social care managers says politicians and policy makers must level with the public as one in five poll respondents say more than 15% of staff are now off sick or isolating

The Institute of Healthcare Management has called for honest and open communication about

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Moonshot: Giving the gift of gigabit broadband by 2025

By Evan Wienburg, CEO of Truespeed

Normally at this time of year, Oxford Dictionaries comes up with a word of the year. But, in light of the extraordinary and seismic events we’ve seen in 2020, the Oxford team produced instead a whole list in their “Words of an unprecedented year” report. Along with words encompassing

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COVID – reducing risk in classrooms

By Jane Warburton – MD Flamefast

With some schools closing, and despite varying levels of Lockdown in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the spread of Covid-19 remains a real threat, especially in classrooms.

Jane Warburton MD of Flamefast

A report produced by Sage’s Environmental and Modelling Group (EMG) suggested that fresh air

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Exclusive Report: IT hinders UK public sector response to Pandemic, finds major pan-European study

 

UK public servants see biggest shift to remote working compared to European counterparts, and over half now want to continue working from home post Covid-19 A third (37%) of UK public servants say their IT hindered their ability to respond to the crisis 58% say that a remote delivery model can maintain or improve

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PM to confirm national restrictions will end on 2 December

The Prime Minister will tomorrow publish a Covid Winter Plan, setting out the next phase of the government’s Covid response.

On Monday, he will confirm national restrictions will end on 2 December and set out how England will move back into a three-tiered, regional set of restrictions.

Whilst some local measures will be similar to

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Clearview Intelligence social distancing solution helps keep ITV Studios’ I’m a Celebrity on the air

Electronic proximity detectors

As part of their COVID-safe production plan, ITV Studios is issuing all the crew of its hit TV show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! with electronic tags to ensure they keep a safe distance apart during this series.

The show is being set in Gwrych Castle, North Wales

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Wales Chief Medical Officer welcomes encouraging vaccine news but urges us all to continue to ‘stay safe’

CMO, Dr Frank Atherton

The Chief Medical Officer for Wales has welcomed the news that a Covid-19 vaccine could be ready this year but has warned “that these are very early days”.

Dr Frank Atherton said it could be towards the end next year before a vaccine was rolled out fully to all the

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COVID-19 guidance on reducing risk in schools

Momentum growing in education sector for CO2 monitors

The Scottish Government is leading the call for increased usage of CO2 monitors in classrooms, to reduce the transmission of COVID, and protect pupils and teachers. Local authorities are being advised to learn from neighbouring authorities who already have the monitoring devices in place.

Recently published guidelines

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Carbon dioxide monitors could warn of unsafe Covid transmission indoors, scientists say

Steve Swinden, Flamefast CEO, with CO2 monitor

Reporter: Stacy Clarke

A report by Government scientists suggested that coronavirus could be checked using CO2 monitors.

As pupils and teachers return to classrooms after half term, major concern is currently being expressed throughout the UK for their health and safety and the threat of airborne transmission

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Andy Kinnear joins Ethical Healthcare Consulting

Influential digital health leader joins growing not-for-profit consultancy committed to ‘making a difference to and for the NHS’

Andy Kinnear

Andy Kinnear is to join Ethical Healthcare Consulting, a growing community interest company that is proud to be the only not-for-profit digital health consultancy in the UK.

The former chair of BCS

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Time for nation to come together says Plaid Leader Adam Price as Wales to go into ‘firebreak’ lockdown from Friday “Use the time to build a resilient test and trace system”

Responding to the news that Wales will go into a national lockdown from Friday 23 October to Monday 9 November, Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price MS told GPSJ: “A fire break is a last resort and should only be used in an emergency. We are now in an emergency.

“The time the fire break buys

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Bristow & Sutor celebrate success of returning to enforcement

Bristow & Sutor, one of the UK’s leading players specialising in debt recovery, are meeting with more people now than before the coronavirus pandemic began. Despite not currently entering premises, contact rates have increased by 15% and Enforcement Agent (EA) payment results have shown an increase of 24%. The company believes this proves the majority

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Can the public sector improve collections, post Covid? Asks Christian Jacob, Managing Director, Qualco UK

Christian Jacob, Managing Director, Qualco UK

With millions outstanding in tax revenues and unpaid debts, local authorities and central government agencies are evaluating how they recoup their losses.

Around six million people across the UK have found themselves with bills they cannot pay as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This figure, from Citizens

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allpay and Blocser confirm card contract for fast-growing UK gig economy

Blocser believes cards still have a hold

Ambitious Danish fintech Blocser has partnered with top UK card manufacturer allpay.cards with designs on the fast-growing gig economy.

Blocser has pinned their Butterfly Card to one of its biggest market moves yet – the UK offer to the near 5million now estimated as working in the

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