Tories say £60k payment to bereaved families of health workers will NOT apply to care workers or cleaners – and families of immigrants may be deported – SKWAWKBOX


The UK government has said that the £60,000 bereavement payment to the families of health workers killed by the coronavirus will not apply to care workers or hospital cleaners.

The Tories have also said that families of the deceased have no automatic right to remain in the UK. Families of people who died trying to keeping us safe and well could face deportation if their right to remain is withdrawn.

Johnson and his fellow Tories will no doubt still make sure they are filmed ‘clapping for carers’ tomorrow.

Source: Tories say £60k payment to bereaved families of health workers will NOT apply to care workers or cleaners – and families of immigrants may be deported – SKWAWKBOX

Unpaid carers were isolated even before lockdown – now we’re invisible | Society | The Guardian


Around 6.5 million carers in the UK are propping up the NHS by keeping loved ones safe at home. Where is their recognition?

Source: Unpaid carers were isolated even before lockdown – now we’re invisible | Society | The Guardian

Child mental health was in crisis before Covid-19. We can’t go back to ‘normal’ | Society | The Guardian


Services were already creaking pre-coronavirus, and vulnerable children will be even more at risk when the lockdown is lifted

Source: Child mental health was in crisis before Covid-19. We can’t go back to ‘normal’ | Society | The Guardian

DR MAX PEMBERTON: Why the NHS MUST learn lessons from coronavirus | Daily Mail Online


DR MAX PEMBERTON: The past four weeks have seen unimaginable changes in the NHS. As the severity of the coronavirus pandemic became clear, emergency plans swung into action.

Source: DR MAX PEMBERTON: Why the NHS MUST learn lessons from coronavirus | Daily Mail Online

Public Health England is playing Russian roulette with vulnerable residents | Care Industry News


A York care home operator has accused Public Health England of playing Russian roulette with some of her homes’ most vulnerable residents.

Source: Public Health England is playing Russian roulette with vulnerable residents | Care Industry News

Coronavirus has exposed the gaping holes in social care. But it is also a chance for change | Polly Toynbee | Opinion | The Guardian


This crisis might achieve one thing: voters supporting Andy Burnham’s plan to bring social care into the NHS, says the Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Source: Coronavirus has exposed the gaping holes in social care. But it is also a chance for change | Polly Toynbee | Opinion | The Guardian

NHS Staff Will Able to Refuse Non-Emergency Treatment to Patients Being Racist or Sexist : Global Citizen


NHS Staff will able to refuse non-emergency treatment to patients being racist, sexist, or homophobic under new rules from April.

Source: NHS Staff Will Able to Refuse Non-Emergency Treatment to Patients Being Racist or Sexist : Global Citizen

GPs condemn new specifications for primary care networks | The King’s Fund


This article was first published on the BMJ website. General practices have been working together in primary care networks (PCNs) for more than a year, but now growing numbers of GPs are threatening to pull out of PCNs and the associated contract. Richard Murray explains how this situation has unfolded and suggests some potential solutions.

Source: GPs condemn new specifications for primary care networks | The King’s Fund