Posts Tagged ‘Covid-19’

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...

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...

NHS will be ‘unable to cope’ if Covid infection rates continue to rise

The NHS will be unable to cope if coronavirus infection rates across the country continue to rise, medical leaders have warned. Dr Helen Stokes-Lampar...

Matt Hancock says Covid test error “should never have happened”

The health secretary has said a technical glitch that saw nearly 16,000 Covid-19 cases go unreported in England "should never have happened". The error...