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An opportunity to address inequalities: learning from the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic

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It is the disadvantaged poor that have been hardest hit by COVID-19 in the UK, as they have all over the world. In this blog we look at how we can address health inequalities and learnings from the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

How local tracing partnerships are supporting NHS Test and Trace

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Since July, 100 local authorities have worked in partnership with NHS Test and Trace to provide local tracing partnerships which combine national scale and data with local knowledge. Deborah Harkins, Calderdale’s Director of Public Health, discusses how it is working in her area.

Restarting public health programmes for school-aged children

Public health programmes are essential in promoting and protecting the health of school-aged children. This blog sets out the principles to consider when supporting the restart of programmes safely and effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic.