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Covid in Scotland: NHS absence rates highest since start of pandemic

Fri, 01/14/2022 - 10:06
More than 50,000 NHS staff were off work in the week to 11 January, according to official figures.

Skin cancer: Newcastle University test predicts spread of melanoma

Fri, 01/14/2022 - 08:26
The scientists say their discovery accurately predicts if the cancer is unlikely to spread.

Covid: Wales could be turning corner on Covid says minister

Thu, 01/13/2022 - 18:45
Eluned Morgan's comments come as the Welsh government reviews restrictions imposed in December.

Covid in pregnancy linked to birth-related complications

Thu, 01/13/2022 - 18:17
Researchers find vaccination in pregnancy does not increase the risk of complications, but Covid-19 does.

Jonathan Van-Tam to leave role as deputy chief medical officer

Thu, 01/13/2022 - 13:25
The professor's colourful analogies helped explain coronavirus during Downing Street news briefings.

Covid isolation period cut to five full days in England - Javid

Thu, 01/13/2022 - 13:00
Health Secretary Sajid Javid says people in England can end isolation after two negative tests on day six.

Covid-19: France to relax travel rules from the UK

Thu, 01/13/2022 - 12:32
Vaccinated travellers will no longer need a compelling reason to enter France, or have to isolate.

Jonathan Van-Tam: JVT's most memorable Covid advice and analogies

Thu, 01/13/2022 - 11:53
Watch the best bits from England's deputy chief medical officer, who's announced he's stepping down.

6m people on hospital waiting lists in England

Thu, 01/13/2022 - 10:32
Record numbers waiting for routine care - with one in 20 waiting over a year, NHS data shows.

NHS Tracker: How is the NHS in your area coping this winter?

Thu, 01/13/2022 - 10:17
Winter and Covid are putting the NHS under severe strain, find out what's happening in your area.

Covid: Hundreds in Wales take antiviral tablets

Thu, 01/13/2022 - 05:52
It is hoped the pills will reduce the number of people put in hospital by the virus.

Care services struggle with Omicron staff-sickness spike

Thu, 01/13/2022 - 05:30
The National Care Forum says sickness rates due to Omicron are compounding existing staff shortages.

The alcohol-free 'off-licence' helping with Dry January

Thu, 01/13/2022 - 00:17
"You shouldn't focus on what it is that you're losing, but what you want to gain in your life."

Covid: Pressures force Lanarkshire GPs to focus on urgent care

Wed, 01/12/2022 - 18:25
Doctors in NHS Lanarkshire will suspend some GP services in order to prioritise those most in need.

How many cases in your area?

Wed, 01/12/2022 - 17:02
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.

Covid-19: Robin Swann asks for assistance from military

Wed, 01/12/2022 - 16:37
The Ministry of Defence is considering a request to send up to 150 personnel to Northern Ireland.

Covid: Hospital staff come in on days off to cover absences

Wed, 01/12/2022 - 16:29
How is a hospital coping with Covid admissions, staff off sick and winter pressures?

About 4.3 million Covid infections estimated in UK

Wed, 01/12/2022 - 15:24
Hospital admissions with the virus in the UK - the key measure - appear to have already plateaued.

Covid: Seth Burke, 13, returns home after weeks in hospital

Wed, 01/12/2022 - 08:49
Seth Burke tested positive days after becoming the first wheelchair user sworn into the Welsh Youth Parliament.

'I blew up like a huge balloon, it was terrifying'

Wed, 01/12/2022 - 06:30
Piotr Pokrzywnicki discovered that he had kidney failure after his whole body became swollen.