Posts Tagged ‘Covid-19’

NHS Test and Trace underperforming despite “unimaginable resources”

There is no clear evidence of NHS Test and Trace’s overall effectiveness nor whether it has been good value for money, a committee of MPs has concluded....

Sunak’s Budget fails to address the long-term funding needs of the NHS

The Chancellor had a lot to prove in this Budget, but sadly he has once again left funding for health and social care services desperately wanting. NH...

PPE issues persist among NHS doctors, RCP survey shows

Personal risk assessments for COVID-19 among staff are lacking, according to a survey by the Royal College of Physicians. A quarter (24%) report havin...

Caution is needed for ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown, BMA warns

A cautious and measured approach to easing lockdown restrictions is the only way to prevent another wave of Covid-19, doctors have warned. Ahead of a ...

NHS doctors seek mental health support during the Covid-19 pandemic

A fifth of medics say they’ve sought informal mental health support during the pandemic, while a tenth say they’ve sought formal mental health support...

Juniors feel out of their depth with the end-of-life decisions during Covid-19

High numbers of deaths taking place in hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic, frequently out-of-hours, has meant foundation level doctors having to lead ...

Herd immunity to Covid-19 may not be achievable even with high vaccine uptake

The government vaccination programme may not be sufficient to achieve herd immunity - even if everyone in the UK is vaccinated, according to research from...

ICU staff suffering high rates of mental ill health, study shows

Intensive Care staff are suffering high rates of mental ill health due to the pandemic, research finds. Nearly half of the respondents reported sympto...

NHS Test and Trace struggling to contact all Covid infected people

The NHS Test and Trace system is not yet achieving all its objectives, with too few test results delivered within 24 hours. Too few contacts of infect...

“Coronavirus vaccine an incredible achievement but hurdles remain”

The news that the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine has been approved in the UK is most welcome and marks an incredible achievement of modern science. ...

APPG says Government needs proper Covid exit strategy

The Government must adopt a ‘Covid-secure’ exit strategy or risk a third spike in the New Year. That’s the key recommendation of the All-Party Pa...