We must rapidly improve Test and Trace
If we want to prevent more avoidable mortality in a second pandemic wave this winter ‘we are going to have to rapidly improve the way the system works’, says Dominic Harrison.
COVID-19: Saving lives in the second wave
Dominic Harrison says a ‘COVID-19 Second Wave Ready Community Fund’ is required. If allocated now, it would 'reduce future avoidable hospital admissions, prolong life, reduce NHS costs and promote equal life chances for all'.
As the inequalities continue, so will the risks
Gig economy workers are amongst those most exposed to the risks from COVID-19, says Dominic Harrison – with those on the lowest pay unable to comply with national Test, Trace and Isolate protocols.
Track and trace: Should we case find?
The Government has announced £300m will go to local authorities to create track and trace programmes. Dominic Harrison asks just how far testing should go.
Calling last orders on harmful drinking
Dominic Harrison explains why Blackburn with Darwen Council is working with partners to prioritise alcohol harm reduction.
A harsh new reality
Dominic Harrison explains how next year's local government funding arrangements will be felt hardest in the areas of most need.