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March 2020

NHS 111 gives out wrong advice on coronavirus

The government has admitted that NHS 111’s online service has been giving the wrong advice to travellers returning from Italy. Public Health have now advised that all people returning from Italy will need to self-isolate at home for 14 days.

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March 2020

Budget 2020: Plans to be unveiled amid coronavrius pressures 

The government will unveil its first budget for 2020 amid continued pressure surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. More than £600bn for infrastructure projects over five years and extra money for sorting potholes have already been revealed. 

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March 2020

Coronavirus: Health Minster tests positive 

Nadine Dorries has tested positive for coronavirus and has taken all the necessary precautions and is self-isolating at home.

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March 2020

Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust will return £1m 

The Trust will be repaying the £1m in light of the ongoing independent review of the Trust.

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March 2020

Letter to Boris Johnson demanding action for maternity safety training 

A letter backed by more than 20 senior  leaders of the NHS including Donna Ockenden handed to the PM to reinstate the maternity safety training national fund. 

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March 2020

Coronavirus: Doctors and Nurses have been informed rules can be broken during outbreak

NHS staff will be allowed to break normal rules on patient treatment during the outbreak.

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March 2020

Epidurals are being refused to women in labour

A government inquiry has found that official guidelines are being breached as epidurals are being refused to women in labour. The Health Minister has confirmed she will write to all heads and Directors of midwifery and medical directors at all NHS trusts to remind them of the guidelines and to ensure they are being followed. 

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March 2020

Cases of Coronavirus jumps to 87 in the UK

The UK has seen its biggest day-on-day increase in coronavirus cases. The 36 new patients had recently travelled to countries affected by coronavirus  or had been infected by others who had travelled to affected countries. 

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March 2020

NMC reassures nurses on combatting coronavirus 

A joint statement  by the NMC and 10 other health regulators expressing their understanding that if an outbreak of coronavrius happens in the UK that health professionals will be forced to make changes to their practice.

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March 2020

Health Secretary asking MPs for solutions on the adult social care crisis 

The Health Secretary has asked MPs and Peers for their views on the best way going forward in the adult social care sector. The Health Secretary has asked all politicians in Westminster to urge them  to share their concerns, views and proposed solutions on how the care is organised and funded. 

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