Long Covid: Calls for Wales to follow England with clinics

Patients with Long Covid symptoms in Wales feel their concerns and needs are not being met. Argus journalist Elizabeth Birt looks into how the Long Covid is treated differently in England and Wales.

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Long Covid: Fitbit trial asks patients to stay less active

The University of the West of Scotland is trialing the use of Fitbits to help people recover from Long Covid. The wearable exercise trackers are used to remind the users to slow down and rest. The new pilot is also hoped to provide help to people with chronic fatigue syndrome. Kirsteen Paterson for The National.

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Frontline workers urged to seek help to overcome ‘burn out’ from pandemic

THOUSANDS of frontline workers became “burnt out” serving on the pandemic frontlines, experts say. Now a new service aims to rebuild their mental health. Kirsteen Paterson reports on the service for The National.

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Weight loss experts on the best way to shift lockdown pounds

Experts share their views on how public health initiatives around weight loss could be improved to include the full complexity of the issue. Caroline Wilson  reports for The Herald.

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SCAS’s urgent care pathways project deemed a success

A pioneering initiative led by South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) is helping patients receive the right treatment more quickly – and has so far seen more than 30,000 people avoid unnecessary transfers to emergency departments, reports Sophie Day for the Hampshire Chronicle.

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Covid Scotland: Vaccinator pay row has blighted programme success

Pharmacists claim the loss of their input into the vaccination effort has slowed Scotland’s progress. Caroline Wilson reports for the Herald.

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How Oldham’s NHS services are fighting staff burn out

NHS staff have been under a great amount of additional stress due to the pandemic. Imogen Clyde-Smith of the Oldham Times looked into how the local NHS trust addressed the staff burn out.

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How Oldham has combated vaccine hesitancy

Oldham waged a successful doorstep campaign confronting false rumours about Covid-19 vaccines. Imogen Clyde-Smith reports for the Oldham Times.

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More walk-in Covid clinics in Oxford as young people struggle to book

Health reporter Gergana Krasteva looks at how new walk-in clinics in Oxford succeeded in providing vaccinations for young people. When vaccinations were made available for all adults, many young people struggled to find  appointments.

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Remote abortion care must continue after Covid, health campaigners say

Video and phone consultations for abortion care must continue after the pandemic ends, say women’s rights charities and medical experts in Scotland, reports Kirsteen Paterson for the National. Remote consultations were found to improve women’s access to the services.

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Just how bad is the Indian Covid variant breakout in Kirklees?

David Jagger reports on the spread of the covid variant for Telegraph & Argus.

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How Bolton brought down Covid infection rates

Community engagement and cooperation between public bodies has played a key role in lowering Bolton’s Covid-19 infection rates, reports Liv Clarke for the Bolton News.

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