NHS England confirms 4 new integrated care systems

NHS England has confirmed four new integrated care systems (ICS) in England, joining the 14 already in existence plus two devolved health systems in Greater Manchester and Surrey. The action leads to around half of England’s population now being served by such a system, including the whole of Yorkshire (with the confirmation of an ICS

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Scottish government recommends covering face in shops

Scottish government has recommended people cover their faces while in some enclosed public spaces, such as shops and public transport. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said there could be “some benefit” in wearing a cloth face covering in places where social distancing was difficult. Although she said it was “not a substitute” for existing lockdown restrictions.

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Increase NHS testing capacity for COVID-19 testing, FDA ceases foreign inspections

The coronavirus pandemic has caused global health authorities and agencies to introduce new measures as respective governments respond to growing outbreaks. That includes the NHS which announced today that it will increase its capabilities to test for the coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as COVID-19. Currently, 1,500 tests can be carried out per

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GSK partners with Clover Biopharmaceuticals to assist with Coronavirus

GSK has recruited China-based Clover Biopharmaceuticals, to help develop its protein-based coronavirus vaccine candidate (COVID-19 S-Trimer). Under the new agreement, GSK says it will provide Clover with its pandemic adjuvant system for further evaluation of S-Trimer in preclinical studies, in hopes that Clover could potentially rapidly scale-up and produce large-quantities of a new coronavirus vaccine.

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Lung cancer screening gains support in Scotland

Survival rates from lung cancer by patients diagnosed in Scotland is among the lowest in Europe and lung cancer is the biggest killer of all cancers. During a recent meeting the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh by the Cross-Party Group for Cancer it was agreed that there is a strong demand to consider a formal recommendation

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