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Older People’s Day Thursday 1 October 2020 NPC to hold emergency debate on the crisis in the care sector and the impact of COVID-19......

The National Pensioners’ Convention Emergency Webinar Summit on the crisis in the country’s care system on Older People’s Day

Thursday 1 October 2020, 11.30am, please register: info@npcuk.org 

Event queries / questions please contact: bevmorrison@npcuk.org

Guest Speakers: 

  • Mary Robertson, TUC Senior Policy Officer 
  • Nadra Ahmed OBE, Chair, National Care Association
  • Dr Crystal Oldman CBE, Chief Executive, Queen’s Nursing Institute
  • Sharon Hodgson MP, Shadow Minister for Veterans
  • Professor Dame June Clark
  • Professor Emeritus of Community Nursing, Swansea University and Board Member RCN Wales
  • Councillor Karen Kilgour, Cabinet Member for Adult Services, Newcastle City Council
  • Baroness Sally Greengross OBE, co-chair All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Dementia, Corporate Social Responsibility, Intergenerational Futures, Continence Care and Ageing and Older People;
  •  Dr Arun Baksi, Emeritus Consultant Physician, St Mary’s Hospital, Isle of Wight.

 

 

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Raise a toast to public track and trace......

Campaign group We Own It wants people to invite their MP to join the toast on Friday, to build support for a proper, public track and trace system.  Click here to read more.

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Campaigning to protect hospital beds......

The Covid-19 pandemic has starkly highlighted that having sufficient hospital capacity is vital for our community.

Before the pandemic, Whipps Cross Hospital was running at between 98% and 99% bed occupancy, sometimes with no free beds. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance states that once bed occupancy goes above 90%, increased infections, re-admissions and mortality are likely. It is fair to describe Whipps Cross as an overstretched hospital.  Click here to read more.

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Grenfell insulation was sold at almost 50% discount, inquiry hears......

Inexperienced project manager says he did not check it complied with fire safety regulations.  Click here to read more.

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Children urged to strike against lack of action on climate emergency......

Schoolchildren to protest on Friday in first such action since coronavirus pandemic struck.  Click here to read more.

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Fighting blockades & COVID-19: Why US sanctions in Latin America must end online event 3 October......

Hosted by Cuba Solidarity Campaign.

In the depths of a global health crisis international co-operation can save lives. But while Cuba has sent medical brigades to help fight COVID-19 in 38 countries, the US government under Donald Trump has tightened sanctions against Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela, preventing access to vital PPE and ventilators. In the run up to the presidential elections, Trump has courted the most right-wing and reactionary sectors of the Latino diaspora with promises of more intervention and aggression.  Click here to read more and register.

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Protect Retail Workers from Abuse, Threats and Violence petition......

Enact legislation to protect retail workers. This legislation must create a specific offence of abusing, threatening or assaulting a retail worker. The offence must carry a penalty that acts as a deterrent and makes clear that abuse of retail workers is unacceptable.  Click here to read more.

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London coronavirus cases surge threatens to see 10pm curfew and local lockdowns brought in......

A surge of Covid-19 in London is to be confirmed in official figures today – putting the capital city on track for curbs on socialising and nights out in around a fortnight.  Click here to read more.

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TUC Housing network discussion......

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London coronavirus cases: Number of weekly cases up in 23 boroughs as Enfield sees infections surge by 145%......

Infection rates in 21 boroughs are above the Government’s threshold for imposing travel quarantine restrictions.  Click here to read more.

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