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How exposed is the global health system to geopolitical tensions?

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Mark Loughridge
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The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on the fragility of the public health systems that we take for granted. As the virulence of the pandemic begins to abate across much of the world, how exposed – or prepared – are counties for the impact of war, economic sanctions, political isolation and new migratory patterns on existing health structures and systems? 

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Creating a Green Plan: supporting the NHS with their transition to net zero

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Claudia Fernandez de Cordoba Farini
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 As England moves towards the establishment of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) later in 2022, opportunities are emerging for NHS organisations to collaborate more closely on system-wide challenges that can have a substantial, but indirect effect on health and wellbeing, such as climate change. 

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The politics and policy of Omicron in the UK

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Alex Dawson
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Since Omicron was first located just over a week ago – first reported to be found in South Africa, although reports have suggested that the variant was present in the Netherlands earlier than this – several countries have stepped up and responded quickly to reduce international travel and reintroduce domestic restrictions.

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