Covid-19: North-east England leads race to vaccinate over-80s
14/01/2021 | news | health | 861
More than 45% of this priority group has now been vaccinated, compared with about 30% in London.
Covid-19: Surge leaves key hospital services 'in crisis'
14/01/2021 | news | health | 2,151
England's cancer, critical care, A&E and routine treatments all hit as hospitals accommodate virus patients.
Covid-19: High Street chemists start vaccinations in England
14/01/2021 | news | health | 94
Six chemists have been chosen initially, with 200 more offering vaccinations in the next fortnight.
Johnson: 24-7 Covid-vaccine hubs as soon as supply allows
13/01/2021 | news | health | 889
The prime minister wants round-the-clock vaccination but adds supply is currently the limiting factor.
Covid: Many NHS staff 'traumatised' by first wave of virus, study shows
13/01/2021 | news | health | 145
More than 700 intensive care staff at nine hospitals were asked about their experiences for a study.
Covid: Eyesight risk warning from lockdown screen time
12/01/2021 | news | health | 187
More than a third of people using screens more in lockdown reported eyesight changes, a study suggests.
Moderna becomes third Covid vaccine approved in the UK
08/01/2021 | news | health | 3,791
Seventeen million doses have been ordered by the UK and are expected to arrive in spring.
Pfizer vaccine 'works' against key variant mutation, study suggests
08/01/2021 | news | health | 159
The vaccine is able to attack one of the mutations found in new forms of the virus, lab studies show.
Two more life-saving Covid drugs discovered
07/01/2021 | news | health | 1,665
The drugs, which save an extra life for every 12 intensive care patients treated, can be used immediately, say experts.
Covid-19: Oxford vaccine rolled out to hundreds of GP sites in England
07/01/2021 | news | health | 823
It comes amid concerns of hospitals being overwhelmed and delays in vaccine delivery.
Covid: Half of patients at some hospitals have virus
07/01/2021 | news | health | 2,650
More than half the patients at some hospitals have the virus, forcing other care to be cut back.
1.3 million in UK have had their Covid vaccine
05/01/2021 | news | health | 1,826
That includes some of the most vulnerable patients who should soon have "significant" protection against the virus.
Medics appeal for more to get higher level PPE
05/01/2021 | news | health | 277
The group want staff to be given the type of high-quality masks usually only worn in intensive care.
Covid: Can we really jab our way out of lockdown?
05/01/2021 | news | health | 3,064
A shortage of glass vials, an overload of bureaucracy and lengthy safety checks could slow the UK down.
Covid: Sharp rises in infection levels in England, says ONS
24/12/2020 | news | health | 2,417
London now has the highest percentage of people testing positive in the UK, ONS figures suggest.
‘I was desperate for a cancer manual – but there isn’t one’
23/12/2020 | news | health | 35
How do you cope when your young partner receives an upsetting diagnosis?
Covid: Will variant force Nightingale hospitals to open?
23/12/2020 | news | health | 216
Cases are rising, with the coronavirus variant being blamed. Time to open the emergency hospitals?
Covid: New variant found ‘due to hard work of UK scientists’
22/12/2020 | news | health | 1,005
Similar new variants of the coronavirus may be circulating undetected around the world, scientists say.
Covid jab 'very likely' to protect against new variant
22/12/2020 | news | health | 599
If it doesn't, the boss of BioNTech says its vaccine could be refined very quickly.
Covid-19: UK sees over 80,000 excess deaths during pandemic
22/12/2020 | news | health | 1,836
The UK is continuing to see more deaths than expected for this time of year, ONS data shows.
New coronavirus variant: What do we know?
20/12/2020 | news | health | 341
How has a new coronavirus variant become the most common form of the virus in parts of England?
Coronavirus: UK R number back above one
18/12/2020 | news | health | 4,148
Office for National Statistics figures suggest one in every 95 people in England has the virus.
Long Covid: Hospital patients to get checks at six weeks
18/12/2020 | news | health | 200
Official guidance has identified 28 common symptoms like dizziness, breathlessness and chest pain.
Complex dental care 'threatened by NHS targets'
17/12/2020 | news | health | 28
Dentists warn targets in England could make them prioritise routine check-ups over complex cases.
Covid and vitamin D: 'Not enough evidence' for treatment
17/12/2020 | news | health | 170
People are still advised to take a daily supplement this winter to keep bones and muscles healthy.
Covid vaccine: More than 130,000 vaccinated in UK in first week
16/12/2020 | news | health | 1,134
Health Minister Nadhim Zahawi says it is a "really good start" to the UK's programme.
High death rate 'may be starting to fall'
15/12/2020 | news | health | 1,899
Total deaths in the UK have been 20% above normal in recent weeks, but that figure has now dropped.
New Covid strain: How worried should we be?
15/12/2020 | news | health | 1,418
Scientists will keep a close eye on this variant to see if it is a better spreader than others.
'New variant' of coronavirus identified in England
14/12/2020 | news | health | 2,914
The new strain may be growing faster in some parts of the country, Health Secretary tells MPs.
Covid vaccine: GPs in England to begin offering Pfizer jab
14/12/2020 | news | health | 31
Surgeries in more than 100 locations are receiving their first deliveries of the Pfizer jab.
Covid: Public must think carefully about Christmas risk, NHS bosses warn
13/12/2020 | news | health | 4,855
NHS bosses say they are worried about January, after the US saw a spike in cases after Thanksgiving.
Covid: UK isolation period shortened to 10 days
11/12/2020 | news | health | 1,294
The change will apply to contacts of coronavirus cases and people quarantining after travel.
Covid: Trials to test combination of Oxford and Sputnik vaccines
11/12/2020 | news | health | 495
The aim is to see whether mixing two vaccines could improve protection against Covid-19.
Covid response hits rural NHS services hard - report
11/12/2020 | news | health | 12
Coronavirus pandemic measures mean the hospitals face an uphill struggle to restore services.
Covid: NHS long waits 100 times higher than before
10/12/2020 | news | health | 773
Nearly 163,000 people had been waiting over a year at the end of October, compared with 1,600 in February.
Covid-19 vaccine: Allergy warning over new jab
09/12/2020 | news | health | 1,760
People with history of significant allergic reactions told not to have Pfizer/BioNTech jab.
Rich countries hoarding Covid vaccines, says People's Vaccine Alliance
09/12/2020 | news | health | 934
Poorer nations will miss out despite steps to ensure access is fair, campaigners warn.
Covid vaccine: What you need to know about vaccine safety
09/12/2020 | news | health | 1,014
And how to immunise yourself against the spread of fake news about what medicines work.
Oxford Covid vaccine 'safe and effective' study shows
08/12/2020 | news | health | 2,210
The peer-reviewed work in the Lancet medical journal confirms the vaccine is 'safe and protects'.
'Mix-and-match' coronavirus vaccines to be tested
08/12/2020 | news | health | 679
Trials are being planned in the UK to see if combining Covid vaccines might give the best protection.
Covid: Greater Manchester stops care home tests over accuracy fears
04/12/2020 | news | health | 220
The rapid tests picked up five infections out of every 10 found by conventional lab tests.
Virus levels falling across most of England, says ONS
04/12/2020 | news | health | 1,217
Infection levels are down among all age groups and all regions apart from one, data suggests.
Covid-19 vaccine: First jabs 'could cut 99% of deaths' - Jonathan Van-Tam
03/12/2020 | news | health | 1,540
It is key to deploy the vaccine "as fast" as possible, England's deputy chief medical officer says.
Covid-19: Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine judged safe for use in UK
02/12/2020 | news | health | 5,840
The UK is the first country to approve the Pfizer vaccine - with 800,000 doses due to arrive soon.
Covid-19: Lung damage 'identified' in study
01/12/2020 | news | health | 370
Researchers are to investigate whether young people and those not in hospital could be affected.
Covid vaccine: Moderna seeks approval in US and Europe
30/11/2020 | news | health | 751
Regulators will decide if it is safe and effective enough to recommend for widespread use.
Covid infections in England fall by 30% over lockdown - React study
30/11/2020 | news | health | 2,177
There were an estimated 72,000 new cases of coronavirus a day in England between 13 and 24 November.
Covid: Researchers fear cancer advances delay due to pandemic
30/11/2020 | news | health | 20
Scientists fear research has been pushed back due to the pandemic, a survey suggests.
Covid Christmas: 'Avoid board games and sleepovers'
27/11/2020 | news | health | 1,608
Scientists spell out measures to minimise coronavirus infection risk when rules are relaxed at Christmas.
R number for UK below 1 for first time since August
27/11/2020 | news | health | 3,211
Scientific advisers to the government estimate the coronavirus epidemic is no longer growing.
Cancer: Blood test for 50 types to be trialled by NHS
27/11/2020 | news | health | 147
More than 165,000 people in England will be offered the tests from next year.
Coronavirus infections levelling during England lockdown
26/11/2020 | news | health | 2,219
But in Scotland infection rates appear to be rising, according to Office for National Statistics data.
Covid: Tiers and Christmas - a recipe for disaster?
26/11/2020 | news | health | 911
With lockdown coming to an end, it is all change. But is the government making a mistake?
Covid: PPE price rises cost taxpayers £10bn, report says
25/11/2020 | news | health | 1,222
"Inadequate" stockpiles meant the government had to boost supplies quickly, the spending watchdog says.
Don't go to work when sick, 'peculiar' Brits told
24/11/2020 | news | health | 1,089
People have tendency to soldier on, potentially making colleagues sick, health secretary says.
Deaths in UK 'a fifth higher than normal levels'
24/11/2020 | news | health | 1,780
Nearly 14,000 deaths occurred in the week ending 13 November - with 3,000 linked to Covid.
Covid: How will I get a coronavirus vaccine?
24/11/2020 | news | health | 251
Several vaccines are showing promise and one is already being reviewed by the UK regulator.
Covid: Infection rates levelling off in England and Scotland
20/11/2020 | news | health | 2,863
But the government data suggests coronavirus rates in school-age children are still rising.
Covid-19 carriers 'most infectious earlier on'
20/11/2020 | news | health | 131
Greatest risk of passing the virus on is in the first few days of having symptoms, analysis suggests.
Quarter of UK home care operators face going bust
19/11/2020 | news | health | 71
The sector has combined debts in excess of £100m, raising fears for the future.
Covid vaccine: Pfizer says '94% effective in over-65s'
18/11/2020 | news | health | 2,714
The jab works equally well in people of all ages and ethnicities, further data suggests.
Coronavirus: Doctors spell out how to exit England's lockdown
18/11/2020 | news | health | 767
The British Medical Association fears a surge in infections will cripple the NHS if unlocking goes wrong.
More than 70,000 excess deaths during the pandemic
17/11/2020 | news | health | 1,640
Rising Covid-19 deaths push the total number of UK deaths further above expected levels
Moderna: Covid vaccine shows nearly 95% protection
16/11/2020 | news | health | 3,057
The results add to growing confidence that vaccination can end the pandemic.
Covid-19: Normal life back next winter, says vaccine creator
15/11/2020 | news | health | 1,546
Prof Ugur Sahin also raises hopes the vaccine, developed with Pfizer. could halve Covid transmission.
Covid: Vaccine or no vaccine, we have to get through this first
14/11/2020 | news | health | 1,563
Despite the breakthrough, the UK is going to be wresting with Covid for some time yet.
Covid: Children more likely to be infected in second wave
13/11/2020 | news | health | 1,212
Evidence presented to government confirmed rising infections as schools reopened.
R number for UK has fallen to between 1 and 1.2
13/11/2020 | news | health | 2,121
ONS data also says the number of people infected with coronavirus is slowing down.
Coronavirus: Year-long waits for hospital care in England worst since 2008
12/11/2020 | news | health | 417
Surgeons warn patients are left in pain, as experts predict the situation will worsen during winter.
Covid: How the UK reached 50,000 virus deaths
11/11/2020 | news | health | 389
The death toll has hit a grim milestone. But behind the figure, there's a complex picture.
Covid vaccine: 'No decision' on under 50s vaccine plan
11/11/2020 | news | health | 1,248
Uncertainty about how the Covid vaccines work mean there is no plan for younger people yet.
Covid vaccine: First 'milestone' vaccine offers 90% protection
09/11/2020 | news | health | 5,815
The vaccine is a "significant step" forward for getting life back to normal, but challenges remain.
UK coronavirus infections may be 'stabilising'
06/11/2020 | news | health | 1,434
Although the number of new cases continues to rise, the growth rate is slowing, latest data show.
Poor diet: Children 20cm shorter as a result, analysis says
06/11/2020 | news | health | 704
A global analysis suggests that on average the world's tallest teenagers live in the Netherlands.
Covid: Can mass testing save us from another lockdown?
06/11/2020 | news | health | 1,005
Cheap and rapid tests are now available, but what can they realistically achieve?
Covid: Regulator criticises data used to justify lockdown
05/11/2020 | news | health | 2,381
Government used out-of-date model predicting 4,000 deaths a day in TV briefing.
Covid-19: NHS in England moves to highest alert level
04/11/2020 | news | health | 1,132
Health bosses are 'seriously concerned' about winter, with free beds expected to be used up in weeks.
Coronavirus: Extremely vulnerable advised not to go to work from Thursday
04/11/2020 | news | health | 647
The advice for people at higher risk from Covid-19 is to stay at home as much as possible for a month.
Covid: The things we’re not being told as lockdown looms
04/11/2020 | news | health | 593
Ministers say lockdown needed, but some questions remain unanswered as MPs get ready for key vote.
Coronavirus: Living with children 'no increased risk'
04/11/2020 | news | health | 48
Researchers looked at data on nine million adults under the age of 65 between February and August.
Covid-19: Liverpool to pilot city-wide coronavirus testing
03/11/2020 | news | health | 1,875
It will use rapid results tests that could be offered to "millions" by Christmas, the PM says.
Covid: Deaths 10% higher than normal as virus deaths rise
03/11/2020 | news | health | 1,421
There were nearly 12,300 deaths in latest week - 1,100 linked to Covid.
Covid: What will the England lockdown achieve?
01/11/2020 | news | health | 1,078
Lockdown is the measure nobody wanted but now many European countries have decided they need.
Covid spreading faster in England than 'worst-case scenario', documents show
30/10/2020 | news | health | 4,062
Infection levels in England are about four times higher than the government's worst-case winter plan.
Glimmer of hope even as Covid cases rise
30/10/2020 | news | health | 1,194
Cases are levelling off in the north east of England, even as they rise overall.
Covid: Are we heading back into a full lockdown?
30/10/2020 | news | health | 893
Infection rates are rising and European countries are going into lockdown. Could the UK be next?
Covid-19: Nearly 100,000 catching virus every day - study
29/10/2020 | news | health | 3,475
England is at a "critical stage" with infections doubling every nine days, a major analysis estimates.
Covid: How busy are hospitals as the second wave rolls in?
28/10/2020 | news | health | 98
Some routine treatments are being cancelled but there is space, if not enough staff.
Covid: Antibodies 'fall rapidly after infection'
27/10/2020 | news | health | 2,287
This is likely to mean immunity levels decline and raises the risk of reinfection, researchers say.
Don't hold home firework displays, urge doctors
27/10/2020 | news | health | 143
Plastic surgeons implore people to think twice about DIY back garden displays, to avoid injuries.
Boots to offer 12-minute turnaround on Covid nasal swab test
26/10/2020 | news | health | 1,297
The £120 nasal swab test will be available to people not showing any symptoms.
Coronavirus infections continue to rise across UK
23/10/2020 | news | health | 2,629
The highest levels continue to be in the north of England, says the Office for National Statistics.
UK plan to be first to run human challenge Covid trials
20/10/2020 | news | health | 1,511
Volunteers will be deliberately exposed to the virus in trials due to start in January.
Covid: Burn-out fears of 'exhausted' unpaid carers
20/10/2020 | news | health | 371
Many of those looking after vulnerable relatives or friends wonder how they will cope this winter.
Deaths at home: More than 26,000 extra this year, ONS finds
19/10/2020 | news | health | 721
Far more people are dying at home in England and Wales than normal from heart disease and dementia.
Covid: England boosting plasma stocks for patients
19/10/2020 | news | health | 147
Fourteen new donation centres are to open around the country in November and December.
Covid: NHS staff testing 'dismantled' in virus hotspots
15/10/2020 | news | health | 115
Health leaders' representative says it has taken a "herculean effort" to restore capacity.
Coronavirus: 'Long Covid could be four different syndromes'
15/10/2020 | news | health | 820
People with long-lasting effects of coronavirus infection are not being believed or treated, a review says.
Covid: Two-week circuit breaker 'may halve deaths', report says
14/10/2020 | news | health | 1,668
A circuit breaker could change the course of the epidemic and buy more time, a report says.
Shielding not needed yet, despite rising Covid rate
13/10/2020 | news | health | 953
The most clinically vulnerable people in England will get a letter to explain how to stay safe.
Covid reinfection: Man gets Covid twice and second hit 'more severe'
13/10/2020 | news | health | 878
The report raises questions about how much immunity can be built up to the virus and how long it may last.
Covid-19: Are we still listening to the science?
13/10/2020 | news | health | 713
Sage and Prof Chris Whitty appear at odds with the political decisions made by government.
Covid: Nightingale hospitals in northern England told to get ready
12/10/2020 | news | health | 3,214
Advisers say the situation is "hotting up", and hospitals in England must prepare for more Covid patients.
Flu jab 'essential' for pregnant women this winter
12/10/2020 | news | health | 17
In rare cases, flu can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth and the death of the mother, health experts say.
Covid cases increase rapidly as next steps planned
09/10/2020 | news | health | 2,905
There has been a marked increase in cases over recent weeks in England, especially in the north.
Coronavirus: Rapid bedside test shows promise in hospitals
09/10/2020 | news | health | 92
The rapid test could help combat the spread of the virus in hospitals, researchers say.
Coronavirus: Year-long waits for NHS care at highest since 2008
08/10/2020 | news | health | 501
Hospitals struggle to get care back to normal as pandemic causes major disruption to core services.
Covid deaths three times higher than flu and pneumonia
08/10/2020 | news | health | 1,943
Office for National Statistics data looked at the underlying cause of death in England and Wales.
Health experts join global anti-lockdown movement
07/10/2020 | news | health | 1,622
Scientists warn of the "devastating" effect of Covid-19 policies, calling for a return to normal for healthy people.
Covid can be airborne, US CDC guidelines now say
06/10/2020 | news | health | 129
The US has updated its guidance to reflect how the virus can linger in the air, sometimes for hours.
Europe experiencing 'Covid fatigue'
06/10/2020 | news | health | 606
WHO urges people to redouble efforts to fight virus in spite of understandable exhaustion.
'Long Covid': Why are some people not recovering?
06/10/2020 | news | health | 633
Why is coronavirus leaving some people with long-term health problems including fatigue?
Growth in Covid cases 'may be levelling off'
02/10/2020 | news | health | 898
New infections might be rising more slowly than in previous weeks - but the R number remains above one.
Vaccine will 'not return life to normal in spring'
01/10/2020 | news | health | 1,550
Leading scientists call for realism about what a vaccine against Covid can achieve next year.
Growth in Covid cases may be slowing
01/10/2020 | news | health | 768
But case numbers remain high and we are still at "a very critical period", a study suggests.
Coronavirus: What is the R number and how is it calculated?
01/10/2020 | news | health | 2,001
The simple but crucial number at the heart of lockdown decisions across the UK.
Patients left 'in limbo' by NHS virus response
01/10/2020 | news | health | 49
An MPs' report says better communication with patients could have avoided much anxiety and stress.
Flu jab delays amid high demand
29/09/2020 | news | health | 428
Officials in England say there will be enough stock to protect the vulnerable, but some will have to wait.
NHS faces pandemic 'triple whammy' this winter
29/09/2020 | news | health | 244
Health bosses warn about rising Covid-19 cases, a major backlog in treatment and reduced capacity.
Is it time we learned to live with the virus?
28/09/2020 | news | health | 2,315
Infections are rising and new restrictions being introduced. But is that the right thing to do?
How close are we to a coronavirus vaccine?
25/09/2020 | news | health | 352
About 200 groups of medical researchers around the world are working on a vaccine for Covid-19.
New coronavirus vaccine begins trials in the UK
25/09/2020 | news | health | 345
It is only the second vaccine to enter large scale trials in the UK and early signs suggest it can trigger an immune response.
Coronavirus: Test turnaround times getting longer in England
24/09/2020 | news | health | 594
Under a third of tests done in community testing centres in England are processed within 24 hours.
Flu jabs limited due to high demand
24/09/2020 | news | health | 60
A leading chain, facing unprecedented demand, suspends its appointment booking system.
UK volunteers could be given virus to test vaccine
24/09/2020 | news | health | 336
'Human challenge trials' to test the effectiveness of possible Covid vaccines may be held in London.
Last throw of dice before the really tough call
22/09/2020 | news | health | 165
New restrictions are being introduced - but there is fear this will not be enough to curb the spread.
Covid a factor in 1% of England and Wales deaths
22/09/2020 | news | health | 593
Deaths remain low - but government advisers warn they are set to rise again.
Flu jab 'more important than ever' this winter
22/09/2020 | news | health | 564
People can catch flu and coronavirus at the same time with serious or deadly consequences, experts warn.
Have local lockdowns worked?
22/09/2020 | news | health | 429
One in five people in the UK is currently subject to local interventions to prevent the spread of Covid, some more stringent than others. Do these local lockdowns work?
Coronavirus: 'Widespread virus growth across the country'
18/09/2020 | news | health | 4,729
The R number has risen to between 1.1 and 1.4 as officials warn of "far worse things to come".
Coronavirus testing: Simple test gives results in 90 minutes
18/09/2020 | news | health | 723
The device is already being used in some hospitals to identify Covid patients.
People waiting longer for virus test results
17/09/2020 | news | health | 985
Only one in three tests carried out in community testing centres in England are processed within 24 hours.
Coronavirus: Trial urges people to call 111 before going to A&E
17/09/2020 | news | health | 84
The pilots aim to help hospitals cope with winter pressures, including coronavirus and flu.
'Not enough tests for five months due to winter coughs'
16/09/2020 | news | health | 123
Normal coughs and fevers alone will lead to high demand for coronavirus tests over winter, it says.
'Soaring alcohol misuse' could overwhelm service
15/09/2020 | news | health | 382
People are drinking more during the pandemic and addiction services may not cope, experts warn.
Antibody treatment to be given to Covid patients
14/09/2020 | news | health | 492
Laboratory-made antibodies are to be trialled on 2,000 people with coronavirus in UK hospitals.
NHS tells GPs to offer face-to-face appointments
14/09/2020 | news | health | 388
But a GPs' body responds, saying it is an "insult" to suggest they haven't been doing their jobs.
R number above 1 as coronavirus cases rise
11/09/2020 | news | health | 4,115
There are now worrying signs of infections in older as well as younger people, officials say.
What are the challenges of mass testing?
11/09/2020 | news | health | 62
The government is shooting for the Moon on testing - but what are the chances of landing the plans?
Who would get the coronavirus vaccine and how?
11/09/2020 | news | health | 149
If scientists succeed in making a coronavirus vaccine, when will we get it, how much will it cost and who will get it first?
Virus disruption causes long NHS waits to soar
10/09/2020 | news | health | 552
More than two million people on the waiting list in England have been waiting more than 18 weeks.
Behind the rise in Covid cases in five charts
09/09/2020 | news | health | 795
Extra testing targeting areas with high infection rates and changes to eligibility are both factors.
People without Covid symptoms 'misusing testing'
09/09/2020 | news | health | 2,151
The health secretary says 'inappropriate' use was making it harder for people to get tested.
Government apologises over Covid tests shortage
08/09/2020 | news | health | 938
A director of the government's test and trace scheme in England says lab capacity is the issue.
New virus figures show UK faces 'impossible balancing act'
08/09/2020 | news | health | 1,071
Infection levels are four times higher than two months ago. But what will happen to deaths?
Should I start taking vitamin D?
07/09/2020 | news | health | 294
Some people might want to consider it during the pandemic. Here's why.
Coronavirus case numbers 'remain unchanged' in England
04/09/2020 | news | health | 1,161
Despite local outbreaks, household tests suggest the level of the virus was stable during August.
Coronavirus: 'Add upset stomach in children to symptoms'
04/09/2020 | news | health | 778
Researchers say it may be worth adding diarrhoea and vomiting to the list of symptoms.
As summer ends, UK must square up to Covid again
03/09/2020 | news | health | 905
But low infection rates, falling hospitalisations and better therapies are encouraging signs.
Coronavirus cure: What progress are we making on treatments?
02/09/2020 | news | health | 931
Teams around the world are looking into medicines for Covid-19 and scientists are starting to discover what works.
Army of health workers to deliver Covid vaccine
28/08/2020 | news | health | 796
They would include midwives, physiotherapists and possibly even dentists, the government says.
Study shows Covid risk to schoolchildren is 'tiny'
28/08/2020 | news | health | 375
Severe Covid-19 is rare and dying from it exceptionally rare, a study of UK hospital data finds.
Coronavirus antibodies tests 'put public at risk'
20/08/2020 | news | health | 160
Home test kits that claim to show whether someone has had the virus need urgent scrutiny, researchers say.
UK to ramp up coronavirus monitoring programme
19/08/2020 | news | health | 1,445
More swabbing will reveal how many people in the general population are infected at any given time.
Coronavirus smell loss 'different from cold and flu'
19/08/2020 | news | health | 310
Covid-19 is not like other typical viral respiratory diseases and has some unique features, say experts.
Public Health England 'to be replaced'
17/08/2020 | news | health | 1,776
Health Secretary Matt Hancock is to announce a new body this week, according to the Sunday Telegraph.
Coronavirus cases stable across most of England
14/08/2020 | news | health | 1,699
A survey by the Office for National Statistics suggests fewer than 0.05% of the population has the virus.
Why isn't the UK testing travellers on arrival?
14/08/2020 | news | health | 549
Some countries offer a choice - get tested or go into quarantine. Should the UK?
UK signs deals for 90 million virus vaccine doses
14/08/2020 | news | health | 696
The vaccines are being developed by the pharmaceutical company Janssen and US biotech firm Novavax.
Fewer hospital patients in Covid-19 hotspots
14/08/2020 | news | health | 281
Hospital admissions are not rising despite increases in coronavirus cases, according to NHS England data.
Figures reveal long waits for routine ops in England
13/08/2020 | news | health | 394
The coronavirus pandemic has caused backlogs in many areas of the NHS, including cancer and A&E.
How will the world vaccinate seven billion people?
13/08/2020 | news | health | 708
Why fridges, vials and polling stations could be key in the distribution of a coronavirus vaccine.
Covid death recount reduces UK toll by 5,000
12/08/2020 | news | health | 373
Deaths recorded in England had included people who tested positive months before they died.
Covid-19 exposure similar in London and Stockholm
12/08/2020 | news | health | 270
Antibody tests suggest similar exposure to the virus in the two capitals, despite different strategies.
Contact tracers in England cut by 6,000
10/08/2020 | news | health | 1,372
The rest will focus on reaching positive cases and their contacts in local areas, alongside local teams.
Nursing apprenticeship funding gets £172m boost
10/08/2020 | news | health | 75
Ministers want nursing jobs in England to be more accessible, but a union says the plan falls short.
Coronavirus: Is the world winning the pandemic fight?
10/08/2020 | news | health | 850
Covid-19 has changed the world - are we winning or is the virus still taking hold, and when will it end?
Virus cases 'may be levelling off' in England
07/08/2020 | news | health | 2,450
After a low in cases at the end of June, the ONS estimated infections had been rising slightly in July.
Coronavirus infections rising in England
31/07/2020 | news | health | 4,288
A study that involves swabbing a randomly select group of households found positive tests were increasing.
England highest level of excess deaths in Europe
30/07/2020 | news | health | 4,632
Office for National Statistics analysis shows how countries compared in the first six months of the year
'More Zoom medicine needed' in NHS says Hancock
30/07/2020 | news | health | 315
Health Secretary Matt Hancock says unless there is a clinical reason not to, patients should have tele-consultations with their GPs.
Covid studies to examine virus link with ethnicity
29/07/2020 | news | health | 198
The government is to plough millions into research into why ethnic minorities are at increased risk.
How bad will winter really be?
27/07/2020 | news | health | 767
Could we be heading for a double whammy of flu and coronavirus?