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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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Windrush Community Event – 25 May......

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TUC: Have you had, or do you have, Long Covid? If so we want to hear from you.......

The TUC are interested in the experiences of people with Long Covid in work. Including people who have lost their jobs because of Long Covid. Long Covid is the term used to describe COVID-19 symptoms that extending beyond the initial infection. Evidence on Long Covid points to symptoms of COVID-19 lasting for weeks, months and possibly years after the infection. Continue reading

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Leyton MP John Cryer calls for negligent company directors to be prosecuted as Waltham Forest trade unions commemorated Workers’ Memorial Day on April 28......

Local trade unionists attended Waltham Forest Trades Council’s on-line Workers’ Memorial Day event on Wednesday. Also in attendance was John Cryer MP who spoke about the pandemic and the need for changes to the law so negligent company directors face prosecution. Continue reading

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Workers’ Memorial Day 2021......

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Workers’ Memorial Day – Remember the dead and fight for the living......

12.15pm 28th April 2021

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In memoriam, Cllr Chris Robbins CBE 1945 – 2021......

LBWF are devastated to announce the unexpected passing of our dear friend and colleague Cllr Chris Robbins CBE, the Mayor of Waltham Forest, on Monday 5 April 2021. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

Chris served the Waltham Forest community since 2002 with dignity, grace, and compassion in his various roles as ward councillor, cabinet member, Leader of the Council 2009 to 2017, and Mayor and was recognised for his service to the community in the Queen’s birthday honours list in 2017 with a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire).  Click here to read more.

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Workers’ Memorial Day 28 April 2021......

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Settled Status scheme deadline – 30 June 2021......

Changes in the law mean that EU citizens (this includes EEA and Swiss citizens) living and working in the UK need to make sure they have applied for Settled Status before 30 June 2021. Millions have already applied and secured their status, however UNISON is concerned that some may still miss the deadline.

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