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Seven days in medicine: 27 May to 2 Jun 2020

BMJ 2020; 369 doi: (Published 04 June 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m2185


First covid rehab service opens in Surrey

A former military hospital in England will provide specialist rehabilitation care for patients recovering from covid-19. The NHS Seacole Centre at Headley Court, Surrey, is named after nurse Mary Seacole, famous for the rehabilitative care provided to soldiers injured in the Crimean War. The first of its kind in England, it will be used for patients who no longer need acute hospital care or who cannot cope with their symptoms at home. Initial plans are for 130 beds, with capacity for 300 if needed.

Peers launch inquiry into public service lessons

A UK House of Lords select committee will examine what the experience of coronavirus can tell us about the future role, priorities, and shape of public services. The inquiry will focus on key areas including integration of services, inequalities in access and outcomes, relations between local and national services, and the role of civil society during the pandemic. The committee is calling for evidence, particularly from people working for frontline services. The first public evidence session will be held on 3 June, and the deadline for written submissions is 29 …

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