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Why Britons are tolerating sky-high Covid rates – and why this may not last

Analysis: as Covid cases reach 40,000 a day, scientists think normalisation is partly to blame for the lack of public reactionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt’s one of the conundrums of the current phase of the Covid pandemic; the UK has among the highest number of infections across the world and a death toll that continues to steadily climb, yet the national mood seems sanguine. So is this down to British stoicism, a Keep Calm and Carry on mentality?Not according t...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Military drafted in to under-pressure NHS boards in Scotland

Personnel will be sent to NHS Lanarkshire and NHS Borders to relieve "significant pressure" ahead of the winter period.
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43,000 people may have been wrongly told their COVID-19 test was negative because of a lab error in England

A medical staff member wearing PPE of gloves, eye protection, a face mask and an apron, tests an NHS worker for the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in Wolverhampton, central England on April 07, 2020. PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images COVID-19 testing at the Immensa Health Clinic lab in central England has been suspended. About 43,000 people may have received a false negative test result because of an error at the lab. The UK Health Security Agency said that it was an "isolated incident." About 43,00...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Science, News, Trends, NHS, Healthcare, Test, Wolverhampton, National Health Service NHS, Paul Ellis, Coronavirus, COVID, Catherine Schuster Bruce, UK Health Security Agency


Sir Gerry Robinson: Businessman and broadcaster dies aged 72

Sir Gerry Robinson presented a number of series for the BBC including 'Can Gerry Robinson Fix The NHS?'
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NHS in bleak position as A&E waits worsen, say doctors

It comes as ministers unveil £250m package for GPs to encourage more face-to-face consultations.
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Covid: Minister cannot rule out suspending NHS services

The NHS is trying to catch up with a backlog of routine operations while still dealing with Covid.
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Covid: 'Can't rule out' suspending NHS services - minister

The NHS is trying to catch up with a backlog of routine operations while still dealing with Covid.
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Javid sorry for Covid losses but says he has not read Commons report in detail

Health secretary falls short of apologising for government decision to delay lockdown last March but says ‘there are lessons to learn’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe health secretary has said he is sorry for the losses that have occurred due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but fell short of apologising for the government’s decision to delay lockdown last March.Sajid Javid’s comments came in response to the publication on Tuesday of a damning health select committee repo...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK News, NHS, Gps, Sajid Javid, Javid, Coronavirus


Covid in Scotland: Royal Alexandra Hospital restricts visiting

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde issued an 'urgent' notice for the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley.
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Nurse pay: RCN in formal dispute with Welsh government over 3% rise

NHS nurses went "above and beyond" during Covid, but now feel "undervalued", says a trade union.
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NHS England Covid app outage shows problems of single centralised system

Analysis: app falling offline caused frustrated users to be turned away from flights and venuesIt’s always annoying if your phone battery dies while you’re travelling – but it’s even worse if malfunctioning technology means you can’t even begin your trip.Wednesday’s outage of the NHS app for England left frustrated users unable to prove their Covid vaccination status at airport check-ins, meaning many were unable to board flights. Others were turned away from venues that require evidence that pe...
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Malfunctioning NHS app for Covid vaccine status causes travel delays

Problems accessing Covid pass cause travellers to be turned away from flight and ferryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTravellers have been blocked from boarding flights and ferries for trips abroad after a four-hour outage of England’s NHS app left people unable to access a Covid pass to prove their vaccine status.Hundreds tried to download information that many countries require before departure – including a QR code and details about the jabs they have had – but we...
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Care staff shortages pile pressure on NHS, say hospital managers

A lack of care staff in the community leaves hospitals struggling to discharge patients.
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Coronavirus live: 42,776 new cases in the UK; travellers stranded after NHS Covid vaccination pass app crashes

UK also reports 136 further deaths; some people unable to travel after issue with downloading proof of vaccinationNHS app proving vaccine status malfunctions, causing travel delaysSenior Tory says sorry for mistakes in pandemic handling Russia’s population sees largest ever peacetime declineHow Japan became a surprise Covid success storySee all our coronavirus coverageA regional Victorian newsagent in Australia has backed down on her refusal to be administered a Covid-19 vaccination after she cl...
Tags: Japan, UK, Bali, Australia, Russia, UK News, World news, US news, NHS, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Angela Spedding, Merrigum


NHS Wales facing its most challenging period, says chief exec

Covid still hampering efforts to deal with backlog of treatments, says Welsh NHS boss.
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EU says it will recognise NHS Covid pass ‘soon’

Constant Covid testing when travelling from the UK to countries such as the Netherlands should soon be a thing of the pastTrips to Europe over October half-term could become easier for British travellers after Brussels said a technical tie-up with the EU ensuring the NHS Covid pass is recognised across over 40 countries would be “going live soon”.In some European countries, such as the Netherlands, tourists from the UK have faced constant Covid tests as the NHS app proving full vaccination statu...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, NHS, Netherlands, European Commission, Brussels, Europe Holidays, Netherlands Holidays, NHS COVID


Fake vaccine leaflets found in NHS car parks

The trust's chief executive says sharing false information is "no way to show respect" to NHS staff.
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Covid: Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust removes fake vaccine leaflets

The trust's chief executive says sharing false information is "no way to show respect" to NHS staff.
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Brexit: Labour accuses government of immaturity after Lord Frost demands Northern Ireland protocol changes – live

Latest updates: Labour accuses Lord Frost of asking EU to rip up agreement he negotiated after he called for changes to Northern Ireland protocol UK car industry says Brexit rules are denting competitivenessCovid response ‘one of UK’s worst ever public health failures’Cabinet minister refuses to apologise after report on UK Covid responseGlobal coronavirus – latest updatesThe Tory MP Greg Clark, who co-authored the report with Hunt and chairs the Commons science and technology committee, has to...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Germany, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, NHS, Labour, Northern Ireland, Frost, Brexit, Hunt, Greg Clark, East Asia


Brexit minister Lord Frost set outs demands for changes to Northern Ireland protocol – UK politics live

Latest updates: Lord Frost to demand changes to Northern Ireland protocol amid standoff with EUUK car industry says Brexit rules are denting competitivenessCovid response ‘one of UK’s worst ever public health failures’Cabinet minister refuses to apologise after report on UK Covid responseGlobal coronavirus – latest updatesThe Tory MP Greg Clark, who co-authored the report with Hunt and chairs the Commons science and technology committee, has told BBC Breakfast other countries – particularly some...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Germany, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, NHS, Northern Ireland, Frost, Brexit, Hunt, Greg Clark, East Asia, Clark, BBC Breakfast


New treatment destroys head and neck cancer tumours in trial

Exclusive: combination of drugs causes tumours to vanish in some terminally ill patients, study findsA new cancer treatment can wipe out tumours in terminally ill head and neck cancer patients, scientists have discovered.In a landmark trial, a cocktail of immunotherapy medications harnessed patients’ immune systems to kill their own cancer cells and prompted “a positive trend in survival”, according to researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London, and the Royal Marsden NHS found...
Tags: Health, Science, London, Cancer, UK News, Medical Research, NHS, Institute of Cancer Research ICR, Royal Marsden NHS


New cancer treatment destroys tumours in terminally ill, finds trial

Exclusive: combining immunotherapy drugs may prove effective treatment with fewer side-effects than chemotherapyA new cancer treatment can wipe out tumours in terminally ill patients, scientists have discovered.In a landmark trial, a cocktail of immunotherapy medications harnessed patients’ immune systems to kill their own cancer cells and prompted “a positive trend in survival”, according to researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London, and the Royal Marsden NHS foundation trus...
Tags: Health, Science, London, Cancer, UK News, Medical Research, NHS, Institute of Cancer Research ICR, Royal Marsden NHS


The Papers: 'Gas price clash', and NHS staff face waiting list 'abuse'

The energy crisis facing the UK continues to feature prominently on the front pages.
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The Papers: 'Gas price clash', and NHS staff face waiting list 'abuse'

The energy crisis facing the UK continues to feature prominently on the front pages.
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NHS staff face rising tide of abuse from patients provoked by long waits

Chronic underfunding, Covid and staff shortages blamed for increase in physical and verbal assaultsNHS staff across the UK are facing a “growing tide of abuse” including assaults from patients, which they say is being caused by frustration at long waits for care.In a strongly worded joint statement, which has been shared with the Guardian, six key medical bodies and staff groups blame patients’ increasingly long delays in receiving treatment on years of successive governments underinvesting in t...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Crime, Society, UK News, Hospitals, NHS, Guardian, Sajid Javid, Coronavirus


Nursing crisis sweeps wards as NHS battles to find recruits

Lack of EU staff adding to shortages: ‘There aren’t enough to deliver care we need’Ministers are being warned of a mounting workforce crisis in England’s hospitals as they struggle to recruit staff for tens of thousands of nursing vacancies, with one in five nursing posts on some wards now unfilled.Hospital leaders say the nursing shortfall has been worsened by a collapse in the numbers of recruits from Europe, including Spain and Italy. Continue reading...
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'Work has been therapy for my mental health'

NHS England wants to get more people with severe mental illness back to the workplace.
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NHS crisis: 'Human tragedy' of patients waiting for surgery

One Scottish hospital has "thousands" waiting in pain for procedures due to issues such as A&E pressure and bed blocking.
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‘I’d like to get my daughter vaccinated soon – I fear she will be next to get Covid’

Parents worry as cancelled jabs and a dearth of information hit the UK Covid jab plan for 12- to 15-year-oldsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage“In my daughter’s school there are no signs of vaccines so far. No consent forms received either,” said Arancho Bueno, who lives in Kent and has two children.She is not alone. Many parents who contacted the Guardian in response to a call-out about the Covid vaccine programme for 12- 15-year-olds were still waiting to hear when th...
Tags: Health, UK, Children, UK News, NHS, Schools, Vaccines and immunisation, Kent, Coronavirus, Arancho Bueno


NHS crisis: 'Human tragedy' of patients waiting for surgery

One Scottish hospital has "thousands" waiting in pain for procedures due to issues such as A&E pressure and bed blocking.
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