Medical News Checkup - #issue5

W1siziisijiwmtkvmdqvmduvmtmvmdmvmdqvndmxl2joyxyuanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcixntb4mtuwiyjdxq
Bhavica-Ruparelia

Medical, Industry News


We wanted to start by saying we appreciate the hard work healthcare professionals are doing to protect the vulnerable and keep the public safe. These are tense and trying times especially for those who are working in the healthcare sector.

We empathise with the pressure that they are under and how hard they will be working in any capacity to help protect the NHS and fight the spread of COVID-19.

Because of this, we wanted to bring you some good news that will offer a breath of fresh air amid the gloom that is surrounding the topic of coronavirus.


Once again, we would like to say a big thank you to NHS and care workers.



Over 400,000 people join NHS army of volunteers in one day 

Over 400,000 people in just one day, signed up to volunteer for the NHS to help in its fight against coronavirus. This call to arms of 405,727 people who signed up to help vulnerable people stay safe and at home has exceeded the original target by over 100,000 people. The volunteers will start roles from this week and help the 1.5 million who have been asked to shield themselves from coronavirus because of underlying health conditions. NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens praised the "overwhelming response" and thanked those who will devote their time to the health service. 

Click here to read more 
(NHS England) 25/03/2020

Over 400,000 people join NHS army of volunteers in one day




All over the UK people 'clap for carers' in an emotional tribute to the NHS and care workers

People around the UK have taken part in a "Clap for Carers" tribute, saluting NHS and care workers dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. At 8 o'clock on Thursday, the 26th of March households across the UK stood on their doorsteps, balconies and at their windows to applaud the efforts of the NHS and care workers in treating those affected by Covid-19. The initiative was devised by Annemarie Plas from Brixton, who was inspired by the same event happening in her home country of the Netherlands and other countries around the world.

Click here to read more 
(BBC) 27/03/2020




20,000 former NHS staff return to fight coronavirus

20,000 former staff have returned to work to help the fight against coronavirus, Boris Johnson has revealed in a video online saying " Thank you to everybody who's now coming back into the NHS in such huge numbers". With around 1 in 4 of the workforce currently off work with symptoms or isolating because family members have symptoms, a rise in former staff will really help to fight the pandemic. 

Click here to read more 
(The Independent) 29/03/2020


20,000 former NHS staff return to fight coronavirus



Government builds temporary NHS Nightingale Hospital in ExCell London 

On 24 March, the government announced it would turn the ExCeL Centre in London's Docklands area into a temporary hospital to cope with patients affected by Covid-19. Due to open this week, NHS Nightingale Hospital London will have between 4,000 and 5,000 beds. Three more temporary hospitals are to be built, in Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow, and NHS England said other sites were being considered across the UK.

Click here to read more (BBC News)




The UK plans to source 30,000 ventilators for the NHS

The UK government is pursuing a three-pronged strategy to source 30,000 ventilators for the NHS to treat Covid-19 patients, ordering newly designed models, scaling up production of existing ones and importing machines from overseas. A small firm called Inspiration Healthcare has received a £4m order from the NHS to import hundreds of the devices - used to keep patients with respiratory problems breathing - from the US and Israel. 

Click here to read more  
(The Guardian) 26/03/2020


20,000 former NHS staff return to fight coronavirus




Schools are asked to donate science goggles for NHS to use as face shields 

Schools across England are being asked to donate science goggles and other apparatus to the NHS due to a shortage of protective equipment for doctors dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. NHS England and the government have made major efforts to address concerns about protective gear. The army has been called in to help deliver millions of personal protective equipment (PPE) and 200 hospitals were due to receive extra kit overnight on Tuesday.

Click here to read more 
(The Guardian) 25/03/2020




Paramedic applauded by entire street as she goes to work 

A paramedic on the frontline of fighting coronavirus burst into tears when she received a round of applause from her entire street as she made her way to work last week. Overwhelmed with the show of gratitude by her street - who made sure to maintain social distancing rules - Tyla broke down as she made her way to her car. She was starting her shift at 4 pm, just a few hours before people across the UK joined a nationwide round of applause for the NHS and social care heroes leading the fight against Covid-19.

Click here to read more 
(Metro) 29/03/2020

Paramedic applauded by entire street as she goes to work




102-year-old Italian woman recovers successfully from Covid-19 virus

A 102-year-old Italian woman, Italica Grondona has successfully recovered from novel coronavirus in Genoa, Italy. The woman was hospitalised for more than 20 days after showing mild coronavirus symptoms and testing positive for the virus. According to Italy's National Health Institute, the average age of all those who tested positive for coronavirus and eventually died was 78. Grondona surviving the much-dreaded virus came not only as a glimmer of hope for senior citizens but also impressed doctors so much they have decided to study her survival deeper.

Click here to read more 
(Business Today) 28/03/2020





If you'd like to receive the latest medical sessions to your inbox, along with the latest news from the industry then fill in the form below. Click here if you'd like to receive a medical application pack and for more information regarding the data we collect from you, take a look at our privacy policy.

Form ID:4640