Posts Tagged ‘Covid-19’

Consultation launched on compulsory vaccination for health workers

The Government has launched a consultation on mandating vaccination for frontline health and social care staff in England. Government figures suggest t...

Vaccinations reduce chance of getting COVID-19 but do not eliminate it

Obtaining two vaccine doses remains the most effective way to ensure protection against the COVID-19 Delta variant of concern dominant in the UK today, ac...

Hospital transmission played significant role in spread of Covid-19, study finds

A major analysis of the spread of Covid within hospitals has shown a massive gulf in ability to contain the virus during the first wave. Overall, more ...

Waiting lists set to spiral unless NHS can increase capacity

Fourteen million people could be on NHS waiting lists in England by Autumn 2022, new analysis suggests. The Institute for Fiscal Studies warns there is...

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...

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...