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From the Bureau Editor

Wednesday January 27

The grim statistic of 100,000 Covid deaths dominates the news this morning – creating much comment and analysis. Meanwhile, the row continues to brew between the EU and the UK over vaccine exports.

Angus Wrixon, Editor

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the briefing


Public health

100,000 deaths – why has the UK toll been so high? BBC

Uniting the Movement is our 10-year vision to transform lives and communities through sport and physical activity. As we adapt and rebuild from the huge disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we need to collectively reimagine how we keep movement, sport and activity central to the lives of everyone. Because if we harness its power, we’ll be able to improve people’s lives in so many ways Sport England

NHS Policy / Finance

AstraZeneca reduces vaccine volume for EU – why – and will the UK be affected? Guardian

The supply of Covid vaccine to the North West region is set to be cut by around a third in February, seemingly due to national shortages and the need for other regions to catch up with vaccinating their priority groups HSJ



Stevens: “New therapies will make life normal” Times


Problems with a major vaccination IT system across England are occurring because the NHS greatly under-estimated the amount of data which would need to be processed - The blunder means the company which runs Pinnacle – the IT software used at all vaccination centres apart from NHS hospitals – is “scrabbling” to increase the system’s capacity to keep up with the increasing numbers of jabs happening HSJ

what the bloggers are blogging

General practice and the Covid-19 vaccine: putting local relationships at the heart of the vaccination programme King’s Fund’s Beccy Baird

Good news for student nurse numbers? King’s Fund

“NHS staff are burning with frustration and grief at this second wave” Rachel Clark

What’s in store for health in 2021? King’s Fund predictions

A new financial model for providers? NHS Providers

Should NHS clinicians be allowed to practice privately in a time of crisis? David Rowland, Centre for Health and Public Interest

Institute of Fiscal Studies’ – report on health inequalities IFS

CMO’s annual report for 2020 -Health trends and variation CMO

Growing infections add to pressures but vaccinations give cause for hope – NHS Providers

King’s Fund’s Richard Murray looks into what we can expect in 2021 in health and social care

what's on when

NEW! Wednesday Feb 3rd 5-6pm: Healthchat with Professor Mark Radford is the national vaccine coordinator, working within NHSEI. Details here

NEW! Tuesday February 23rd: 5-6pm HealthChat Samantha Riley, Deputy Director Intensive Support. Passionate about making the best use of data and a fan of Statistical Process Control and hater of RAG reports Details

New! Tuesday March 2nd 5-6pm: HealthChat with Professor Donna Hall, former Chief Executive of Wigan Council, Chair of the New Local Government Network and Bolton NHS Foundation Trust. Details here

ICYM...Healthchats are available to view 

Richard Beeken – CEO Walsall FT
Alistair McClellan – Editor of Health Service Journal
Jeremy Hunt
National Association of Primary Care
Baroness Dido Harding – National Institute of Health Protection

Prof Karol Sikora: 

Healthchat with Jason Helgerson – catch up on Youtube

IHM Carbon reduction conference – catch up on Youtube

Anne Marr from St Helens & Knowsley FT, see it again here, with Ed Smith and  Sir Jim Mackey -here Zoom, with the Royal Wolverhampton Trust here Zoom

All IHM activity will be online for the foreseeable future. The full list of IHM's upcoming events can be found here 

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