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GPS in England can defer some of the services they provide to patients to allow them to deliver Covid booster jabs instead, NHS chiefs have said. reports the BBC. Practices can postpone minor surgery and routine health checks for over-75s and new patients until 31…

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FROM now, on, we are changing our weekly vaccination reports to just be a statistical return. The government statistics now show first jabs, second jabs and now the booster jab We are not saying gone up or gone down etc or comparing week on week.…

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NEARLY half the deaths of people in Essex with learning disabilities last year were related to Covid-19, an NHS review programme has found reports the Local Democracy Reporting Service. According to the Learning Disability Mortality Review programme (LeDeR), an NHS initiative, 185 people with learning…

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THE NUMBER of Covid-19 related deaths in Harlow has passed 600. The number of deaths in total is 601. For the record, Covid-19 is the underlying cause of death in around 92% of deaths where it was mentioned in the death certificate. There are a…

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PRINCESS Alexandra Hospital Board Meeting is set to hold a board meeting on Thursday. AGENDA Public meeting of the Board of Directors (held remotely due to COVID-19) Date and time: Venue: 09.30 09.35 Thursday 2 December 2021 at 9.30 – 12.45 Microsoft Teams Meeting Link to agenda…

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WE are giving you updates on the Covid-19 situation in Harlow as the needs arise. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. It is by no mean perfect but it gives you,…

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NHS England is to issue detailed guidance to hospitals, pharmacists and GPs about the major expansion of the Covid booster vaccine programme. Hospital hubs will be asked to offer jabs to the public as well as NHS staff and more pharmacies will be used. The…

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THE hub has officially opened to provide town-wide support to residents as part of a targeted response to the challenges that are still impacting our community since the pandemic hit over 18 months ago. Based on the success of the council-run community response to COVID-19,…

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LAST week, we reported that the owner of a gym in Harlow had been fined £1,000 for breaching coronavirus legislation last year (Nov). Essex Police have now released the body cam footage of the arrest as well as a detailed statement from their assistant chief…

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HOSPITAL chiefs are investigating after medics failed to remove a ‘guide wire’ following a procedure at an Essex hospital reports the Local Democracy Reporting Service. The incident – at the Princess Alexandra Hospital – has been reported as a ‘never event’,  which is an incident…

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WE are giving you updates on the Covid-19 situation in Harlow as the needs arise. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. It is by no mean perfect but it gives you,…

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IN line with Government Guidelines, it is mandatory to wear a face covering when inside The Harvey Centre and all its stores, unless you are exempt. This is for the wellbeing and safety of all our customers and staff. They are also continuing with the…

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ALL adults will be offered a Covid-19 booster vaccine in the coming months after the Government’s scientific advisers called for the rollout to be sped up to stop a deadly wave of the Omicron variant hitting the UK reports The Independent. The gap between the…

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SCHOOLS have been told to reintroduce masks in communal areas for staff and pupils in Year Seven and above because of concerns over the Omicron variant of Covid reports TES. The new recommendation came in an email sent out to heads today following a national…

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WE are giving you updates on the Covid-19 situation in Harlow as the needs arise. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. It is by no mean perfect but it gives you,…

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HEALTH Secretary Sajid Javid has said face masks will be compulsory in shops and on public transport in England from Tuesday in response to the new Omicron variant. It brings England in line with other parts of the UK. The PM also announced earlier that…