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This section is dedicated to articles and interviews featuring, or written by, the Sheffield Community Contact Tracers

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Katie, a medic who worked with SCCT during the pandemic, is quoted several times in this exhibition about the experiences of healthcare staff during the pandemic.

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Jack Czauderna and Tom Heller have contributed to a book “Our Stories: 75 Years of the NHS from the People who Built it, Lived it and Love it”which has been published in advance of the 75th anniversary of the NHS. It is part of a project by researchers in Manchester, who interviewed people as part of Voices of our National Health Service, a health-focused oral history, now a permanent resource at the British Library.

It is a series of short, personal stories of people’s lives and experiences spanning the whole life of the NHS from the 1930’s to the present. It is not an overtly political book, but many of the accounts reflect the struggle, commitment and campaigning of many ordinary people. It includes Tom Heller and Jack’s story of why they came to Sheffield and set up the radical Darnall practice in East End Sheffield in the early 1980’s.

Jack Czauderna, Shona Kelly, Paul Redgrave and Paulina Ramirez took part in this debate, which was part of Sheffield’s Festival of Debate 2022.

This debate brought together members of SCCT to discuss issues of information, misinformation and trust, along the theme of the pandemic consisting of two plagues. One is the SARS-COV-2 virus and the other is what the World Health Organisation (WHO) has termed an ‘INFODEMIC’ which consists of too much, false or misleading information. 

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Tom Heller, Jack Czauderna, Carrie Hedderwick, Paul Redgrave, Oliver Chamberlain and Ian Bowns took part in this debate, which was part of Sheffield’s Festival of Debate 2022.

“Keeping Sheffield’s ‘Seldom Heard Communities’ Safe in the Time of Covid” is a short film made by SCCT, which highlights some of the ways that Sheffield’s most disadvantaged communities fared during the Covid pandemic. The Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities developed a raft of activities that helped to ameliorate the worst effects of the pandemic.

This debate featured the film, followed by a panel discussion involving some of the leaders of these communities, looking at whether there were ways that the wider Sheffield community could learn from their approach to community protection and support.

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Covid is a prelude to the climate catastrophe and we are not learning fast enough

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Howard Pressman speaks to Rachel Foster from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and Alex Westran from Sheffield City Council about contact tracing in-patients with the help of SCCT volunteers.

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Serco do not deserve a new contact-tracing contract – give the money to local authorities

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Paulette Edwards asks about our Seldom Heard Communities docuseries, on BBC Radio Sheffield’s Mid-morning show

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Documentary made by Hallam graduates shows how Sheffield BAMER community came together during pandemic

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Revealed: How Sheffield is split as volunteer project finds inequalities in Covid-19 vaccine uptake

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Documentary shows how community came together

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This article later featured in a print edition of The Sheffield Star on Thursday 15th April.

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Watch a new short film looking at the impact of Covid-19 on Sheffield’s communities of colour

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COVID-19 test and trace scandal – it’s not too late to change the story

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Bing Jones: The medical establishment is failing the UK public on COVID-19

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Sheffield contact tracing group launches documentary series

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Janet Harris talks about her experience as one of the founder members of the Sheffield Community Contact Tracers.

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Judy Stewart talks about her experiences as part of the Sheffield Community Contact Tracers.

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In Spring 2021, Dr Tom Heller recorded two interviews in this series of oral history interviews with the NHS at 70/ NHS Voices of Covid project at The University of Manchester.

The interviews have been archived at the British Library as part of the ‘Voices of Our National Health Service’ collection. In July 2020 they were awarded a £1 million grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to document the Covid-19 pandemic through recording personal testimonies in partnership with the British Library. This built upon our existing NHS at 70 project and created a secure permanent home for the whole collection at the British Library, creating a globally significant public resource of the history of the NHS before and during Covid-19.

The reference number for the interview/s in the British Library catalogue is C1887/704. The catalogue entry for the recording can now be found by searching this reference number in the Sound and Moving Image catalogue at http://sami.bl.uk.

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Click here to listen to interview 2 – 18 March 2021

 

 

Contact tracing of in-patients with COVID-19: the use of volunteers to enhance NHS Test and Trace

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A celebration of community collaboration – the “vaccine” makers give us hope

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Bing Jones: Covid thrives on half truths and lies

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The Covid vaccination programme is an achievement, but must not lead to more health inequalities

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Dr Bing Jones, from Sheffield Community Contact Tracers, speakers to Caroline Martin about Test and Trace. 

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Health group warns Sheffield faces ‘endless cycle of lockdowns’ after Test and Trace ‘disaster’.

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We must stop being polite about Test and Trace – There comes a point where it becomes culpable

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It is not too late for local authorities to start leading contact tracing

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Sheffield Community Contact Tracers

The story of how a group of retired healthcare professionals in Sheffield were shocked by the government’s approach to coronavirus contract tracing – and decided they could do better.

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Covid-19: Better contact tracing could help save lives and the economy

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Little trace of sense in outsourced coronavirus test regime

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There’s too much emphasis on testing, we also need better diagnosis to control the spread of coronavirus

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Best practice in contact tracing: How should an effective system be organised?

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We deserve to see the test and trace contracts with private companies

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Sheffield Group Set Up For Track And Trace

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Dr Jillian Creasy shares with Eryal TV the work of the Sheffield Community Contact Tracers

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Local authorities need extra resources to lead contact tracing now

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Open Letter From The Voluntary And Community Sector Of Sheffield To Health Secretary Matt Hancock

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Government accused of ignoring lessons from Sheffield contact tracers

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Contact tracing is working around the world

– here’s what the UK needs to do to succeed too

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UK contact tracing system is ‘full of weak links’, warns leader of volunteer pilot scheme

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COVID-19: Contact Tracing Pilot Finds Resistance in Contacted Health Care Workers

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Sheffield community contact tracers: training community volunteers to undertake contact tracing for covid-19

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Covid-19: Two thirds of people contacted through tracing did not fully cooperate, pilot scheme finds

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COVID-19 CLINICAL SOLUTIONS

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Test and trace trial ‘failure’ as two-thirds taking part didn’t fully co-operate

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Expert reaction to pilot report by Sheffield Community Contact Tracers looking at response and compliance to contact tracing for COVID-19

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Coronavirus: Government faces ‘major challenge’ to persuade health staff to self-isolate

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UK’s first coronavirus contact-tracing group warns of difficulties

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Test, trace, isolate, support

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Testing times require radical solutions
 

‘ Covid-19: Testing testing ’

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Coronavirus contact tracing explained

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‘Train and deploy a community level public health workforce to combat covid-19’

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‘We urgently need to start contact tracing to stop the spread of covid-19’

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Sheffield Community Contact Tracers article BBC News:  Sheffield South Yorkshire.  

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‘Covid-19: environmental health officers and retired doctors step up to fill contact tracing void’

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Episode 2: Contact Tracing

Dr Jack Czauderna joins Doctors in Unit podcast to talk about contract tracing and his upcoming coronavirus pilot study in Sheffield.  

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