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Much has been written about the obvious and immediate health impact of contracting the Covid-19 virus. Much less has been written about the hidden health impacts on women’s health – some of which were entirely unexpected. First, health services have said there has been a big decrease in women coming forward for health conditions such as heart disease, stroke and other issues as the message has been so strong around ‘stay at home’ and people are so worried about going to hospi
The Covid-19 pandemic has been deeply unsettling and universally upsetting. Every community and social group has been affected and disrupted. However, the release of ONS figures on Coronavirus deaths at the start of May tell a terrifying story about health inequalities in the UK. What the ONS figures clearly show is that people facing the greatest deprivation are experiencing a higher risk of exposure to Covid-19 and existing poor health puts them at risk of more severe outco
By Sarah Hutchinson Jeremy Hunt’s recent announcement about social care funding has been met with a mixture of cautious relief that something is being done to tackle the crisis, and disappointment that Dilnot’s more generous proposals are not being fully implemented. Social care funding is in crisis not only because of the pressures of an ageing population at a time of local authority cuts, which have seen £1.89bn cuts to social care budgets between 2010 and June 2012, but al