Monthly Archives: June 2021

Unions to protest at Whipps Cross Hospital to demand patient safety, pay justice & an end to privatisation on the 73rd anniversary of the NHS......

Rally at Whipps Cross Hospital gate on 3 July 2021 at 1.00pm onwards.

 

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One-fifth of Waltham Forest households in ‘fuel poverty’......

More than one-fifth of Waltham Forest households are believed to be living in fuel poverty, a new government report shows.  Click here to read more.

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Bring back face coverings to limit school Covid disruption......

Four education unions representing teachers and support staff are calling on the government to reinstate face coverings in schools to limit coronavirus spread.

With infections on the rise once more, the unions have issued a joint statement demanding a range of safety measures to keep education on track and reduce the risk of further closures.  Click here to read more.

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New NHS patient data store delayed by two months......

The creation of a central NHS digital database from GP records in England will be delayed by two months, the government has announced.

The system was due to begin on 1 July, but the date has now been pushed back to 1 September.

The NHS had been calling for a delay to allow patients more time to learn about the system.  Click here to read more.

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Figures show vaccine hesitancy in East London......

Around one in eight people aged 50 and over in Waltham Forest and one in 10 in Redbridge have yet to receive a first vaccination dose against Covid-19 – despite being invited to book a jab more than two months ago.  Click here to read more.

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