Posts Tagged ‘Covid-19’

Winter wave of coronavirus “could be worse than first”, modelling suggests

The UK could see about 120,000 new coronavirus deaths in a second wave of infections this winter, scientists say. Asked to model a "reasonable" worst-c...

New online tool enables doctors to calculate risk of Covid-19 exposure

A newly-developed tool to help health professionals calculate the biological risk of an individual’s exposure to COVID-19 aims to help keep people safer...

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...

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...

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...

F2 doctor recounts traumatic story of becoming COVID-19 intensive care patient

A 26-year-old trainee doctor with no pre-existing medical conditions has told the traumatic story of how he himself became a COVID-19 patient, eventually ...

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...

New drugs to be trialled across NHS to find Covid-19 treatment

Five new drugs are to be trialled in 30 hospitals across the country in the race to find a treatment for Covid-19, it has emerged. Just days after Worl...

Reporting Covid-19 Deaths in England and Wales – what are doctors’ obligations?

The tragic deaths of healthcare and other frontline workers due to Covid-19 are being reported on an almost daily basis. Meanwhile, concerns continue to b...

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...