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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...

Anaesthesia precautions for Covid-19 may be unnecessary, study finds

Thousands of patients may be facing unnecessarily long waiting times for surgery because of a misplaced assumption about the Covid-19 risk posed to health...

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...

Muslim medics called “terrorists” and told to “go back to your country”

Muslim NHS workers have revealed the disgraceful Islamophobia they face from their own patients, with taunts about being “terrorists” and being told ...

Oxford and AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine trial is put on hold for safety

Phase 3 trials for the coronavirus vaccine being developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca have been placed on a hold after a 'serious adverse event'...

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...

Coronavirus pandemic provides major disruption for NHS cancer services

Cancer care in England has faced major disruption during the pandemic with big drops in numbers being seen following urgent referrals by GPs, figures show...

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...

BAME NHS staff should be removed from Covid frontline due to greater genetic risk

NHS workers from black or ethnic minority groups should be removed from the frontline over concerns they are more vulnerable to coronavirus - but it will ...

Coronavirus: Doctors launch legal challenge over PPE guidance

Two married doctors who say they have been exposed to coronavirus patients are challenging government guidance on personal protective equipment (PPE). ...

Pressure to provide the right PPE grows after two NHS doctors die

The deaths of the first British doctors from Covid-19 have intensified pressure on ministers to accelerate the supply of protective equipment and address ...