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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Prevention and Control - The dental practice

IPS and the Central Sterilising Club have created these slides to provide COVID19 infection prevention and control information for dental practices based on national guidance

Hand Hygiene for All Global Initiative

WHO and UNICEF launched the "Hand Hygiene for All"Global Initiative, which aims to implement WHO’s global recommendations on hand hygiene to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19 and work to ensure lasting infrastructure and hand hygiene behavior.

A call to action for all of society to achieve universal hand hygiene and stop the spread of COVID-19

Download file Hand-hygiene-for-all-2020_0.pdf

The World Health Organization reminds public to remain vigilant through Mr Bean’s Essential COVID-19 Checklist

With cases of COVID-19 continuing to rise globally, “Mr Bean’s Essential COVID-19 Checklist” is a reminder to people about the importance of washing hands, physical distancing and demonstrating kindness to their neighbours

World-first scheme underway to tackle AMR and protect UK patients

The NHS is offering 2 contracts to pay pharmaceutical companies at the start of their work for access to innovative antibiotics, incentivising them to bring new classes of the drugs to patients across the UK for the first time in almost 30 years.

Of particular interest are antibiotics that can provide alternative treatment options for serious infections, such as bloodstream infections, sepsis and hospital-acquired pneumonia.

The high cost and low returns associated with antibiotic research and development makes it commercially unattractive. This is why the drugs will be paid for by the world’s first ‘subscription-style’ payment model for antibiotics and will be made available to UK patients as soon as possible, potentially as early as 2022.

World first coronavirus treatment approved for NHS use by government

The government has immediately authorised the NHS to use the world’s first coronavirus treatment proven to reduce the risk of death

Dexamethasone, an anti-inflammatory drug, has been immediately approved to treat all UK hospitalised COVID-19 patients requiring oxygen, including those on ventilators, from today 

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