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    Veterans to get specialist NHS mental health and rehab support

    Armed forces’ veterans suffering mental ill health will now be able to get specialist mental health and rehabilitation support, NHS England has said. The ‘Op Courage’ service, launched this week by NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens, will provide therapy, rehabilitation services and, in extreme cases, inpatient care to hundreds of former soldiers, sailors and […] More

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    ‘Urgent need’ to address UK obesity amid Covid outcomes warning

    There is an “urgent need” to address obesity levels in the UK, the Royal College of Physicians has warned, in response to findings that there is a clear link between obesity and higher death rates from Covid-19. The report from the World Obesity Federation this week highlighted that 2.2 million of the 2.5 million deaths […] More

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    Proposed 1% pay rise for NHS ‘the worst kind of insult’

    Shutterstock Unions have dismissed a recommended 1% pay increase for NHS staff as ‘pitiful and bitterly disappointing’ and ‘the worst kind of insult’. In its written evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body, the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) recommended a headline pay award of 1% for the 2021/22 pay round. It said […] More

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    How to be more inclusive of staff with ADHD

    Shutterstock. People with ADHD often possess qualities and skills that make them valuable assets to any organisation, but sometimes face significant challenges at work. Katherine Kindersey outlines how employers should be supporting them. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects around 5% of children and 3% of adults in the UK. […] More

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    Lawmakers Reintroduce Paid Family and Medical Leave Bill

    COVID-19-related federal paid-leave benefits are no longer available to workers, but Congress may consider a bill that would create a permanent paid family and medical leave program. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., recently reintroduced the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act, which would provide workers with up to 12 weeks of paid […] More

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    Guidance Strengthens COVID-19 Coverage Obligations

    On Feb. 26, 2021, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and a related press release addressing the implementation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and other health coverage issues related to COVID-19. COVID-19 Diagnostic […] More

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