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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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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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Credit: www.nowthenmagazine.com

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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Credit: Priscilla Lynch, Medscape

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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