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Guidance: Red list of countries and territories

Guidance: Red list of countries and territories

Check the COVID-19 testing and quarantine rules for countries and territories on the red list for international travel to England.

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Press release: First UK cases of Omicron variant identified

Press release: First UK cases of Omicron variant identified

Two cases of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with B.1.1.529 identified in the UK

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Press release: First UK cases of Omicron variant identified

Press release: First UK cases of Omicron variant identified

Two cases of COVID-19 with mutations consistent with B.1.1.529 identified in the UK

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Guidance: Unaccompanied minors arriving from a red list country to attend boarding school

Guidance: Unaccompanied minors arriving from a red list country to attend boarding school

How unaccompanied students under 18 years old can quarantine in boarding school accommodation.

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Guidance: Quarantine arrangements for exempt nurses arriving from overseas

Guidance: Quarantine arrangements for exempt nurses arriving from overseas

What NHS trusts must do to provide managed quarantine accommodation for nurses arriving in England to work for the NHS if they've passed through red-list countries.

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Guidance: Exemptions from managed quarantine for compassionate reasons

Guidance: Exemptions from managed quarantine for compassionate reasons

Who can apply to quarantine in a different location for compassionate reasons, and how to apply.

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Guidance: Medical reasons for not staying in a quarantine hotel

Guidance: Medical reasons for not staying in a quarantine hotel

Who may quarantine in a different location to a quarantine hotel for medical reasons, and how to apply.

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Guidance: Unaccompanied higher and further education students under 18 arriving from a red list country

Guidance: Unaccompanied higher and further education students under 18 arriving from a red list country

Where you can quarantine if you are an unaccompanied student under the age of 18 arriving in England from a red list country.

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Guidance: Booking and staying in a quarantine hotel if you’ve been in a red list country

Guidance: Booking and staying in a quarantine hotel if you’ve been in a red list country

How to book a quarantine hotel and coronavirus (COVID-19) tests if you've been in a red list country in the 10 days before you arrive in England.

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Guidance: Using your NHS COVID Pass for travel abroad and at venues and settings in England

Guidance: Using your NHS COVID Pass for travel abroad and at venues and settings in England

How to use the NHS COVID Pass to demonstrate your coronavirus (COVID-19) status when travelling abroad and domestically at venues and settings in England.

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Joint statement from UK China Health Dialogue

Joint statement from UK China Health Dialogue

Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid and China’s Health Minister Ma Xiaowei agreed to develop joint health plan for collaboration

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Guidance: COVID 19 test validation approved products

Guidance: COVID 19 test validation approved products

Find out which COVID-19 test products have been approved.

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Notice: Information on the Events Research Programme

Notice: Information on the Events Research Programme

Information for attendees and those hosting the Event Research Programme (ERP) pilot events.

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Statement to Parliament: Oral Statement on B.1.1.529 variant

Statement to Parliament: Oral Statement on B.1.1.529 variant

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has given a statement to Parliament on a new variant under investigation and action government is taking.

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Social media companies launch features to encourage people to get their booster

Social media companies launch features to encourage people to get their booster

Facebook, Instagram and TikTok boost support for vaccine programme

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Guidance: Suicide Prevention Fund 2021 to 2022

Guidance: Suicide Prevention Fund 2021 to 2022

Applications open on 2 December for grants from the new £4 million fund to support suicide prevention voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations across 2021 to 2022.

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Press release: £5 million launched to support suicide prevention services

Press release: £5 million launched to support suicide prevention services

The government has launched a £5 million fund to support the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector on suicide prevention services.

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Press release: £5 million launched to support suicide prevention services

Press release: £5 million launched to support suicide prevention services

The government has launched a £5 million fund to support the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector on suicide prevention services.

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Press release: £5 million launched to support suicide prevention services

Press release: £5 million launched to support suicide prevention services

The government has launched a £5 million fund to support the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector on suicide prevention services.

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Press release: 6 African countries added to red list to protect public health as UK designates new variant under investigation

Press release: 6 African countries added to red list to protect public health as UK designates new variant under investigation

New precautionary travel restrictions are being introduced as the UK Health Security Agency confirms a new variant under investigation.

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Speech: Health and Social Care Secretary NCASC Conference speech

Speech: Health and Social Care Secretary NCASC Conference speech

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Sajid Javid gave a speech at the LGA, ADASS & ADCS National Children and Adult Services (NCASC) Conference.

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Press release: Pregnant women urged to get COVID 19 vaccine following new UK safety data

Press release: Pregnant women urged to get COVID 19 vaccine following new UK safety data

Catching COVID-19 carries far higher risk than having the vaccine and only 22% of women who gave birth in August were vaccinated.

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Guidance: COVID 19 test validation approved products

Guidance: COVID 19 test validation approved products

Find out which COVID-19 test products have been approved.

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Guidance: Visiting arrangements in care homes

Guidance: Visiting arrangements in care homes

Sets out how care homes can support families and visitors to visit residents.

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Speech: Health Secretary Emergency Service Mental Health Symposium speech

Speech: Health Secretary Emergency Service Mental Health Symposium speech

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Sajid Javid gave a speech at The Royal Foundation’s Emergency Services Mental Health Symposium

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Transparency data: DHSC: spending over £25,000, October 2021

Transparency data: DHSC: spending over £25,000, October 2021

Reports on departmental spending over £25,000.

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Transparency data: DHSC: spending over £500, October 2021

Transparency data: DHSC: spending over £500, October 2021

Department of Health and Social Care spending by electronic purchasing card solution (ePCS), over £500.

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Leading UK health charities join forces to boost vaccine uptake

Leading UK health charities join forces to boost vaccine uptake

16 leading health charities partner with government and NHS to boost vaccine uptake amongst the country’s most vulnerable

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Guidance: DHSC: IFRS 16 implementation guidance

Guidance: DHSC: IFRS 16 implementation guidance

Information for the department's ALBs and NBs on the timing of International Financial Reporting Standard 16 (IFRS 16) implementation activity.

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Corporate report: Coronavirus Act report: November 2021

Corporate report: Coronavirus Act report: November 2021

The tenth two-monthly report on which powers in the Coronavirus Act 2020 are currently active.

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Transparency data: DHSC: workforce management information August 2021

Transparency data: DHSC: workforce management information August 2021

Reports on departmental staff numbers and costs.

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Transparency data: DHSC: workforce management information September 2021

Transparency data: DHSC: workforce management information September 2021

Reports on departmental staff numbers and costs.

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Independent report: Putting data, digital and tech at the heart of transforming the NHS

Independent report: Putting data, digital and tech at the heart of transforming the NHS

This independent review from Laura Wade-Gery considers how to ensure a coherent approach to digital transformation in the NHS national bodies.

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Corporate report: The Department of Health and Social Care's agencies and partner organisations

Corporate report: The Department of Health and Social Care's agencies and partner organisations

Information about the department's agencies and partner organisations, also known as arm's length bodies (ALBs).

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G7 presidency statement – patient safety: from vision to reality

G7 presidency statement – patient safety: from vision to reality

Patient safety statement by the UK government under its Presidency of the G7.

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Guidance: COVID 19: arranging or attending a funeral or commemorative event

Guidance: COVID 19: arranging or attending a funeral or commemorative event

Guidance for arranging or attending a funeral or commemorative event during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Guidance: Restricting workforce movement between care homes and other care settings

Guidance: Restricting workforce movement between care homes and other care settings

Guidance for care home providers on limiting staff movement between settings to help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): providing unpaid care

Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID 19): providing unpaid care

Information for people who are caring, unpaid, for friends or family during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Policy paper: Review of health and social care leadership: terms of reference

Policy paper: Review of health and social care leadership: terms of reference

Terms of reference for the leadership review in health and social care led by General Sir Gordon Messenger, supported by Dame Linda Pollard.

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Policy paper: Review of health and social care leadership: terms of reference

Policy paper: Review of health and social care leadership: terms of reference

Terms of reference for the leadership review in health and social care led by General Sir Gordon Messenger, supported by Dame Linda Pollard.

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Press release: Major reforms to NHS workforce planning and tech agenda

Press release: Major reforms to NHS workforce planning and tech agenda

Recruitment, training and retention of NHS staff and digital transformation will be put at the heart of the NHS in England.

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Press release: Major reforms to NHS workforce planning and tech agenda

Press release: Major reforms to NHS workforce planning and tech agenda

Recruitment, training and retention of NHS staff and digital transformation will be put at the heart of the NHS in England.

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Guidance: Supported living services during coronavirus (COVID 19)

Guidance: Supported living services during coronavirus (COVID 19)

Guidance for providers of supported living settings.

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Press release: Review launched into the health impact of potential bias in medical devices

Press release: Review launched into the health impact of potential bias in medical devices

Independent review will look at potential bias in items like oxygen measuring devices and the impact on patients from different ethnic groups.

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Press release: People urged to get booster jabs to keep your family protected this Christmas

Press release: People urged to get booster jabs to keep your family protected this Christmas

Booster jabs will be available on the National Booking Service for people aged 40-49, and young people aged 16-17 will be able to book their second jab.

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