Posts Tagged ‘Covid-19’

One in five doctors feels overwhelmed at work every day, RCP survey reveals

More than two thirds of doctors (69%) have felt overwhelmed at least once while at work in the past three weeks, according to a survey by the Royal Colleg...

Nearly 70 Spanish medics Covid positive after Christmas party

Almost 70 medics who attended a large Christmas party in southern Spain have since tested positive for Covid-19, authorities say. Most of the 68 infect...

Government failed to prepare for a disease like Covid-19, report finds

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the UK’s vulnerability to such an emergency and the need to strengthen national preparedness in the future. Thi...

Thousands of excess deaths caused by crowding in Emergency Departments, report finds

The Royal College of Emergency Medicine says at least 4,519 patients have died as a result of crowding and 12 hour stays in Emergency Departments in Engla...

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...