NHS Covid app pinged 600,000 more people in England last week

Pingdemic’ chaos hits ANOTHER record-high as NHS Covid app sends 600,000 alerts in England last week Total 618,903 people ‘pinged’ in week ending July 14, a 17% rise on week prior Fears pingdemic could cause major disruptions and food shortages as cases rise Comes as some fully vaccinated key workers will be exempt from self-isolating More than 600,000 people in

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Universal Credit £20 booster payments set to end ‘before winter’

The £20 boost awarded to Universal Credit claimants during the pandemic will be slashed by winter, reports the Evening Standard. Chancellor Rishi Sunak extended the extra payments to low-income households for six months in March, but Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey has said it will not continue into winter. The additional support was launched in April 2020 and was supposed to

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NHS told to brace for surge in sick kids after lockdown lowered immunity to common bug

THE NHS has been told to brace itself for an uptick in sick children hit by a resurgence of a viral infection that had been suppressed due to Covid-19. Modelling from Public Health England (PHE) shows that there could be a possible rise in cases of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). This is a condition that can cause bronchiolitis and which

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NHS executive who complained colleagues 'breathed on her' wins £19k

NHS executive who was fired after complaining her colleagues ‘kept breathing on her’ and ‘making distracting noises’ wins £19,000 payout for unfair dismissal Gifty Poku has won £19,551 in compensation after she was unfairly dismissed She complained her colleagues kept making ‘distracting noises’ near her desk Mrs Poku was accused of ‘regularly’ blowing air back at members of staff  She was

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Minister says he hopes NHS staff get 'appropriate' pay rise in 1% row

Is the Government preparing to backtrack on 1% pay rise for nurses? Justice Secretary Robert Buckland says he hopes NHS staff get an ‘appropriate’ rise – as health service boss Simon Stevens appeals for calm amid talk of strike action Mr Buckland said he hoped that nurses get an ‘appropriate’ pay increase  Ministers have previously said the 1 per cent

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NHS frontline worker suspended after Facebook rant to Covid deniers

NHS frontline worker is suspended from hospital after expletive-filled Facebook rant telling Covid deniers to follow government rules Gary Oldershaw took to social media after 12-hour shift at Broomfield Hospital The 53-year-old said he was reduced to tears for first time in 30 years on the job He wrote lengthy rant after seeing a friend post Covid conspiracy theories  But after

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