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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Thousands of exhausted doctors in the UK are planning to leave the NHS in the next year as they battle stress and burnout due to the demands of the pandemic. Of 2,099 people who responded to a BMA tracker survey, half said they plan to work fewer hours, 25 per cent said they are “more likely” to take a career break, with a further 21 per cent considering leaving the NHS altogether for another career. Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chairman of the British Medical Association (BMA) council, described it as a “deeply worrying” situation involving the potential departure of “talented, experienced professionals who the NHS needs more than ever to pull this country out of a once-in-a-generation health crisis”. Many doctors pointed to their workload, including the inability to take breaks, as being among their reasons for wanting to go. Almost 40 per cent of respondents said they did not have a place at work where they can safely relax with colleagues, despite knowing it would be a positive thing if they did. To get the latest email updates from Yorkshire Live, click here . The number of UK doctors now considering early retirement has more than doubled in less than 12 months, with 32 per cent of respondents (1,352) to April’s survey considering leaving the NHS early (compared with 14 per cent last June). Doctors and other healthcare workers need space and time to rest and recuperate especially as they face tackling the backlog in the care of millions of patients, Dr Nagpaul said. The survey also found that 57 per cent of doctors said they only feel “partly” protected from Covid-19 at work, Dr Nagpaul added. Follow our dedicated live blog below for the latest Covid-19 news.Key EventsCovid vaccinations for secondary school pupils ‘to begin from September’07:29Limit on mourners at funerals to be removed, government announces07:2507:29KEY EVENTCovid vaccinations for secondary school pupils ‘to begin from September’Secondary school pupils will be offered Covid-19 vaccinations from September under plans being developed by the NHS, according to reports.Health service officials are compiling planning documents which include a measure to offer a single dose of the Pfizer jab to children aged 12 and older when the new school year starts, according to The Sunday Times.Read the full story here.07:27Victoria ScheerUK sends further life-saving support to IndiaIndia’s fight against a surge in coronavirus cases will be reinforced by new UK Government support announced by the Prime Minister. 1,000 ventilators will be sent from the UK’s surplus supply to Indian hospitals to help the most severe Covid cases.This is in addition to 200 ventilators, 495 oxygen concentrators and 3 oxygen generation units the UK announced we were sending to India last week.Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty and Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick Vallance have also spoken to their Indian counterparts to provide advice, insight and expertise to the Indian healthcare system as it deals with the world’s worse surge in Covid levels.NHS England is also establishing a clinical advisory group led by Chief People Officer Prerana Issar to support India’s Covid response.
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. The group will include researchers in public and global health, alongside nursing and other health professionals who have experience of the Indian healthcare system.Businesses, civil society and the wider public have responded to appeals for help and launched funding drives over the last week.This includes the British Asian Trust’s ‘Oxygen for India’ emergency appeal, which is raising funds for oxygen concentrators to be rapidly deployed to Indian hospitals. The BAT appeal, which has been personally backed by the Prince of Wales, has raised more than £1.5m in the last week.Virgin Atlantic also flew 200 boxes of oxygen concentrators to Delhi on Saturday, after partnering with Khalsa Aid. Further cargo space will be given free of charge on 6 flights to India in the next week, in association with The Red Cross.India has also provided support to the UK throughout the coronavirus pandemic. As the ‘pharmacy of the world’ the country has kept its borders open to supply the UK with vital medicine and PPE – exporting over 11 million face masks and 3 million packets of paracetamol over the course of 2020.07:25KEY EVENTLimit on mourners at funerals to be removed, government announcesFamilies and friends will shortly be able to pay their respects to loved ones in greater numbers, with numerical limits on funerals to be removed.After careful consideration, the legal limit of 30 mourners will be removed as part of Step 3 of the roadmap, to take place from 17 May at the earliest. As the prime minister has said, the current data does not suggest any need to alter the dates at which restrictions will next be eased.Instead, the number of people who can attend a funeral will be determined by how many people the venue, such as the relevant place of worship or funeral home, can safely accommodate with social distancing. This includes both indoor and outdoor venues. Capacities of venues will vary, but many will allow significantly more than 30 people to attend.Limits for other life or commemorative events at Step 3, such as weddings and wakes, are expected to remain as set out in the roadmap.
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