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During the COVID19 pandemic, a lot of routine health provision has been suspended or reduced. As we plan to get get these back on track, lets not put prevention at the end of the  list, yet again. The SHA convened a group of its members with relevant expertise , who have developed a briefing on the risks to the public of the temporary reduction of prevention programs. Key Messages Childhood vaccination programme: the recent increase in vaccination coverage after a long fall has now been thrown into jeopardy by COVID19, with little resilience in primary care and public health departments […]
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Over 2 million people have now downloaded the COVID19 symptom tracker that has been collecting data since March 29th. It takes 10 seconds to report daily if you have no symptoms and longer if you do have symptoms.They show the predicted number of people with symptomatic COVID has fallen from 2 million to 582,640 in just over two weeks (01 April to 15 April). In Wales the figures dropped by 70% from 98,025 cases to 29,157 cases. In Scotland it fell by 73% from 137,583 to 36,723 (01 April to 15 April). The data is mapped to see where there […]
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It is truly shocking that life expectancy has stalled in England, and for poorest women it has fallen.  The Marmot Review: 10 years on[1] published this week, shows us in detail how we have failed to improve on most of the indicators that were highlighted in the original review[2] 10 years ago. It points out that this can be clearly linked to the lack of implementation of those evidence-based recommendations. The report looks at five of the six domains that were used in the 2010 report: Give every child the best start in life Enable all children, young people and […]
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The Marmot Review 10 years on is being launched today, and is making headlines Key messages: Over the last decade health inequalities have widened overall, and the amount of time people spend in poor health has increased since 2010. #Marmot2020 confirms an increase in the north/south health gap, where the largest decreases were seen in the most deprived 10% of neighbourhoods in the North East, and the largest increases in the least deprived 10% of neighbourhoods in London. The 10-year on review discounts the theory that the slowdown in life expectancy increase can be solely attributed to severe winters or […]
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