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Covid-19 revealed inequalities in public service delivery, report says

Inequalities must be tackled by the Government following the pandemic, a Parliamentary Committee has warned. The report by the Public Services Committ...

COVID disruption hits training of eight in ten doctors, GMC surveys shows

More than 80% of doctors in training say disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic reduced their access to the learning they need to progress their caree...

Government must tackle health inequalities, says new alliance

A new coalition of nearly 80 organisations, brought together by the Royal College of Physicians, has been launched to press for urgent action to address h...

“Divert funds from failing privatised test and trace system to local services”

The government should divert the hundreds of millions of pounds being spent on the failing centralised privatised COVID-19 national test and trace service...

Covid-19 reinfection in the US suggests exposure to virus doesn’t give total immunity

A 25-year old male in the US has been infected with two distinct SARS-CoV-2 variants within a 48-day timeframe, while testing negative in between infectio...

Socioeconomic inequalities in NHS outpatient care emerged after 2010

Educated 65-year-olds and above use considerably more NHS outpatient care than their less educated peers. This is the key finding of research by the I...

Surgeons warn of “tsunami” of cancelled ops unless more NHS capacity

Leading surgeons are calling for hospital beds to be ring-fenced for planned operations, to avoid a ‘tsunami of cancellations’ during the second wave ...

COVID-19 testing delays continue to keep doctors away from work

Delays in accessing COVID-19 tests continue to cause disruption among hospital doctor teams. A survey of members by the Royal College of Physicians ha...

Thousands of volunteers will take part in Phase 3 study on Novavax vaccine

Ten thousand volunteers have been invited to join a leading phase three COVID-19 vaccine trial, as the number of people who have signed up to take part in...

GMC issues fitness to practise guidance that takes Covid-19 into account

The GMC has issued guidance for its fitness to practise investigators detailing how to take the context created by Covid-19 into account when considering ...

NHS doctors fear second peak of Covid-19, survey shows

A second peak of Covid-19 in England this winter is the number one concern among the medical profession. A survey of doctors by the BMA shows that 86% ...