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RCN Congress 2021 to be held exclusively online

This year’s RCN congress will take place virtually, after the organisation’s Council members decided this was the best way to safeguard members, after allegations of serious sexual harassment came to light

Care beyond medicine

Kathy Oxtoby looks at how social prescribing offers a new holistic approach to public health

Marcus Rashford urges HCPs to help increase uptake of food vouchers

?England footballer and food poverty campaigner Marcus Rashford has directly appealed to health care professionals (HCPs) to help increase the uptake of free food vouchers to children in poverty. In an open letter, published in the British Medical Journal, the Manchester United striker warned that after a promising start, the Healthy Start scheme he helped draw up with the Government may be ‘plateauing’

Teenagers to start receiving COVID jabs within weeks

?All 16 and 17-year-olds in the UK are to start receiving a first dose of COVID vaccination within weeks, the Government has announced. ‘There is no time to waste in getting on with this,’ said Professor Jonathan Van Tam, England’s deputy chief medical officer highlighting that school and college terms will resume soon. ‘I want us to proceed as fast as is practically possible.’

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