Mitigation of risk of COVID 19 in occupational settings, with a focus on ethnic minority groups: Consensus Statement from PHE/HSE and FOM *

* Summary response from Doctors in Unite to the recent statement by Public Health England, the Health and Safety Executive and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.  A more detailed review of the consensus statement can be found here. With thanks to the TUC: Dying on the Job.  A report into Racism and Risk at Work … Continue reading Mitigation of risk of COVID 19 in occupational settings, with a focus on ethnic minority groups: Consensus Statement from PHE/HSE and FOM *

A whitewash and another missed opportunity: the Consensus Statement from PHE, HSE and FOM on how best to mitigate risk of COVID 19 in occupational settings, with a focus on ethnic minority groups. *

* Detailed response from Doctors in Unite. A summary response can be found here. With thanks to the TUC: Dying on the Job.  A report into Racism and Risk at Work Doctors in Unite are disappointed with the recent consensus statement by Public Health England, the Health and Safety Executive and the Faculty of Occupational … Continue reading A whitewash and another missed opportunity: the Consensus Statement from PHE, HSE and FOM on how best to mitigate risk of COVID 19 in occupational settings, with a focus on ethnic minority groups. *

We must stop being polite about Test and Trace— there comes a point where it becomes culpable *

Source: https://covid.i-sense.org.uk/ Test and Trace is a disaster and doctors should voice outrage, not remain silent. We must stop being polite about the national Test and Trace service. Its privatised design by politicians is a lethal mistake. Yet the media is awash with statements implying that we should “allow” time for it to be improved. … Continue reading We must stop being polite about Test and Trace— there comes a point where it becomes culpable *

NHS 72nd Birthday

5th July 2020 The 72nd birthday of the NHS takes place in the shadow of the COVID 19 pandemic. The progress of the virus underlines the absolute importance of having an NHS as Bevan intended when it was founded in 1948, a comprehensive health service, publicly funded from general taxation, publicly provided and free at … Continue reading NHS 72nd Birthday

Testing times require radical solutions

We believe that the failure of the UK government to properly coordinate testing for COVID-19 has contributed to the UK suffering the highest death toll in Europe. Countries that have had lower mortality adopted robust testing strategies early on. Testing centres are not local to where most people live. A common stipulation is that they … Continue reading Testing times require radical solutions