November2021

Yellow card scheme

The Coronavirus Yellow Card reporting site is used to report suspected side effects to the vaccine, or medicines used to treat a COVID-19 infection. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) request that all suspected side effects to COVID-19 vaccines are reported, as this helps to provide prompt investigation[…]

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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week – 18th to 24th November 2021

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among the public, health workers, farmers, animal health professionals and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections. The theme for WAAW 2021 is:  Spread awareness, stop[…]

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Ventilation and Covid-19

Letting fresh air into indoor spaces can help remove stale air that contains virus particles, and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. When someone with an active COVID-19 infection breathes, speaks, coughs or sneezes, they release particles containing the virus. While larger droplets fall quickly onto surfaces or the ground,[…]

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World Diabetes Day, 14th November 2021

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is marked annually on 14th November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922. The campaign aims to drive global efforts to promote the importance of taking coordinated and concerted actions to confront diabetes as a critical global health issue.[…]

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COPD awareness stand, 5th November 2021

The Breathe Easy Society have met today ahead of World COPD day (17th November) to spread awareness and stress the importance of lung health and support services. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a progressive condition that can make everyday tasks a challenge. It occurs when the lungs become inflamed, damaged[…]

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