Content about public health and medical care
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Summary of Good quality, local health care. The right support for mental health, SOU 2021:6, SOU 2021:6
The Swedish Health and Medical Care Act shall make it clear that the primary care of regions and municipalities specifically provides health and medical care services for common physical and mental health care needs. This is proposed by the inquiry Coordinated development for good and close care in its sub-report Good quality, local health care. The right support for mental health.
European Council on vaccine coordination
Vaccine coordination was the main topic on the agenda when Prime Minister Stefan Löfven met other EU leaders via a video conference on Thursday afternoon. They also discussed the production and distribution of vaccines and cooperation with countries outside the EU.
Vaccine coordination on European Council agenda
Coordination of the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination efforts will be the main topic for Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and other EU leaders when they meet by video conference on Thursday afternoon. Production and distribution of vaccines and cooperation with countries outside the EU are other topics that the heads of states and government will address.
Government intensifies efforts against men’s violence against women and honour-related violence and oppression
Preventing and combating men’s violence against women and honour-related violence and oppression is a highly prioritised issue for the Government. By adopting decision on the appropriation directions for 2021, the Government has allocated SEK 240 million to efforts combating violence and given several government agencies assignments in this area. Several assignments will focus on stopping honour-related violence and oppression. An additional SEK 130 million has also been allocated to the county administrative boards and municipalities to support efforts to combat violence. Several anti-violence initiatives are expected in 2021, with additional funds earmarked for this purpose.
COVID-19 Act allows stronger communicable disease control measures
The Government has adopted a Government Bill for a temporary Act to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The legislation is intended to give the Government the authority to adopt more binding communicable disease control measures than was previously possible. The Act entered into force on 10 January 2021 and is in effect until 30 September 2021.
About the COVID-19 virus: for older people, people with health conditions and health and social care staff, 21 december
Here you can read more about current measures in health and social care and health and social care staff. This is the seventh article in a series about the work of the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs in response to the COVID-19 virus.
Negative COVID-19 test result required for entry into Sweden from UK
The Government decided today on a change to the entry ban that applies for travel to Sweden from the UK. The aim is to reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus, especially the new variant of the virus discovered in the UK.
Government welcomes COVID-19 Commission’s interim report
On Tuesday 15 December, the COVID-19 Commission submitted its first interim report to the Government. The report focuses on the spread of the virus in the health and social care of older people. Its conclusions highlight, among other things, the need for a better regulatory framework, a clearer division of responsibilities and increased medical expertise in the care of older people.
Summary of SOU 2020:80 Elderly care during the pandemic
In the interim report Elderly care during the pandemic, the Corona Commission reports on what it considers to be the most important reasons for the large spread of infection and the high death rates among the elderly in Sweden.
Climate, COVID-19 and the long-term budget at the European Council
The climate, COVID-19 and the long-term EU budget were among the issues in focus when Prime Minister Stefan Löfven met with his head of state and government colleagues at the European Council in Brussels on 10–11 December. The EU leaders also considered a number of foreign policy issues and the EU’s future relationship with the UK.