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Burnham: Government will need to consider trade-offs if Test and Trace is not “fixed”

Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has warned that the government may need to consider trade-offs such as closing pubs to allow schools to reopen safely if the NHS Test and Trace system is not “fixed urgently”.

Preston among the latest areas to impose local lockdown restrictions

Preston Council has told residents of the city to abide by restrictions currently in place elsewhere in the north west and West Yorkshire following a rise in cases in the area, the Telegraph reports.

ODEP and Beyond Compliance respond to Cumberlege Review

The publication of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review titled First Do No Harm on July 8 was a key moment for the healthcare sector, as it honed in on three interventions which have caused avoidable harm to thousands of people. Writing for The Parliamentary Review, chairman of the Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel [ODEP] and the Beyond Compliance Advisory Group, Keith Tucker, welcomed the long-awaited findings of the report, after it had been commissioned two-and-a-half years ago during Jeremy Hunt's stint as health secretary.

New system for assessing health targets to be introduced

A new system is to be established to enable the Commons Health Committee to assess whether health targets are being met in England.

Public sector recruitment drive successfully “delivering” more police officers, PM says

Prime minister Boris Johnson has said that his government’s initiatives are successfully “delivering” more police officers, after a recent recruitment drive has yielded the greatest annual increase in officers since 2003-04.

Ban on junk food adverts included in anti-obesity plans

It has been confirmed that a ban on junk food adverts before 21:00 will be included in the government’s new measures to crack down on obesity, which will be announced in full later.

30 million in England to be offered flu vaccine for free

The government has said that around 30 million people in England will be offered a free flu vaccine ahead of winter.

Met police refers itself for investigation after finding no evidence of misconduct

After conducting its own reviews and finding no evidence of misconduct, the Met police has referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

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