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NHS services will take over a year to return to full capacity, say medics

It will take many NHS medical specialties up to a year or more to recover to pre-Coronavirus activity levels, research reveals The Royal College of Phy...

Rapid forward-looking review crucial if UK is to get ahead of the curve

Leaders of the UK’s medical, nursing and public health professions are urging the government to set up an urgent review to prepare for a second wave of ...

NHS doctors suffering exhaustion, stress and low confidence on tackling backlog

Doctors are exhausted and have little confidence that the NHS is coping with the huge backlog of missed, cancelled and postponed care. The latest trac...

NHS paediatricians sign open letter to Prime Minister urging schools reopening

NHS paediatricians are calling on the Government to publish a clear plan for getting children back to school as the first step in a national recovery prog...

Cancer waits will rise due to staff shortages and Covid-19

The supply of specialist cancer doctors is continuing to fall behind NHS demand, says the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). Oncology leaders at the...

Dexamethasone reduces death in hospitalised patients with severe Covid-19

A cheap and widely available steroid has reduced deaths by one-third in ventilated patients suffering from Covid-19, a study finds. Results from the R...

NHS faces slow road to recovery following Covid-19 pandemic

The NHS faces a slow road to recovery and the government must manage expectations to retain public confidence. That is the message from an NHS Confeder...

Fewer than half of doctors want their jobs to return to how they were before the pandemic

Fewer than half (45%) of doctors say they want their working pattern to return to what it was before the pandemic, according to a survey by the Royal Coll...

Public Health England report into Covid-19 BAME deaths is “missed opportunity”

Public Health England’s much anticipated report into why Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (Bame) people have died at a higher rate than their white coun...

Pandemic having negative impact on NHS doctors’ wellbeing, survey reveals

The pandemic has affected NHS doctors’ mental health and wellbeing, with many describing increased stress, anxiety and emotional exhaustion in recent mo...

Overseas NHS staff to be exempt from surcharge to use health service

NHS staff from overseas are to be exempt from paying a surcharge to use the health service after the government does a u-turn. Reports suggest, under ...