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NHS England and NHS Confederation launch Expert Research Centre On Health Inequalities

29 / 5 / 2020 4.48pm

NHS England and the NHS Confederation have today confirmed the creation of a new centre to investigate the impact of race and ethnicity on people’s health.

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Any changes to the lockdown must protect our health and care system

Wales

29 / 5 / 2020 12.49pm

Darren Hughes, Director of the Welsh NHS Confederation responds to the changes in the lockdown restrictions announced by the First Minister today

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Our new enemy is complacency as we take small steps towards normality

28 / 5 / 2020 6.44pm

Responding to news of further easing of lockdown in England, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “Everyone will welcome some easing of lockdown measures in England and in the other parts of the UK. But the health service and the care system remain alert and cautious.

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Test, track and trace detail extremely welcome

27 / 5 / 2020 6.18pm

Responding to the launch of the NHS Test and Trace service tomorrow, Danny Mortimer, deputy chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “We welcome the clarity that has now been given on the test, track and trace strategy.

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The supplementary budget emphasises how far we have to travel in the battle against Coronavirus

Wales

27 / 5 / 2020 4.07pm

Welsh NHS Confederation response to the Welsh Government's Supplementary Budget

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Home-produced PPE will be a significant step towards a more secure supply

27 / 5 / 2020 8.40am

Responding to the news that two billion items of PPE have been sourced with domestic manufactures, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said: "The fact that we will be producing significant home-produced PPE is a significant step towards a more secure supply.

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ONS mortality figures are reminder lockdown is working

26 / 5 / 2020 11.33am

The latest COVID-19 mortality figures published by the ONS are a stark reminder that lockdown measures have made a difference, Niall Dickson has said.

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Damage may be done to public and NHS staff confidence in government guidance

25 / 5 / 2020 6.10pm

Responding to today's statement from Dominic Cummings about his actions during the coronavirus lockdown, NHS Confederation Chief Executive Niall Dickson said damage may be done to public and NHS staff confidence in government guidance

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Test, track and trace must draw on local expertise

22 / 5 / 2020 3.55pm

Today the Government announced £300m additional funding for Local Authorities to support the new Test and Trace Service, allowing them to develop and action their plans to reduce the spread of the virus within their areas.

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Government U-turn on immigration health surcharge sends positive message

21 / 5 / 2020 5.21pm

Today the Government announced that NHS staff and care workers from overseas are to be exempt from paying a surcharge to use the health service. It also said families of all foreign NHS and care workers who have died with coronavirus will be able to stay in the UK permanently.

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