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Record 4.9 million people has Covid in UK

Fri, 04/01/2022 - 12:26
The latest data from the ONS suggests some 4.9 million people in the UK are infected with the virus.

Immensa: Why were Covid test errors at Wolverhampton lab not stopped sooner?

Fri, 04/01/2022 - 06:13
Immensa Labs, in Wolverhampton, is estimated to have sent out 43,000 false negative test results.

Covid: Nurses' boss wants life assurance scheme extended for NHS staff

Fri, 04/01/2022 - 01:21
The scheme gave financial support to families of health and social care workers who died in the pandemic.

Artificial pancreas to revolutionise diabetes care in England

Fri, 04/01/2022 - 01:09
It can eliminate the need for finger prick tests and prevent life-threatening attacks, say experts.

Care home residents win right to always have one visitor

Thu, 03/31/2022 - 23:01
Anne's Law, which aims to prevent people being cut off from their families, will become a national standard.

Conversion therapy: Ban to go-ahead but not cover trans people

Thu, 03/31/2022 - 22:47
The government changes its mind within hours but transgender people will not be covered by the plans.

Shrewsbury maternity scandal: Police probe 600 cases of care

Thu, 03/31/2022 - 17:03
Their investigation into baby deaths and other failings in Shropshire is said to be "very much active".

Covid: Wales' NHS under extraordinary pressure - health minister

Thu, 03/31/2022 - 12:07
People are being urged to stay away from A&E departments unless absolutely necessary.

Covid: Last day of free tests in England fuels concern

Thu, 03/31/2022 - 10:06
From Friday, most people in England will have to pay if they want to check if they have Covid.

Shrewsbury maternity deaths scandal will spark change - Javid

Wed, 03/30/2022 - 20:50
Sajid Javid apologises over the maternity scandal and pledges to hold those responsible to account.

Bruce Willis gives up acting due to brain disorder aphasia

Wed, 03/30/2022 - 20:32
The Die Hard actor has aphasia, a brain condition "impacting his cognitive abilities", says his family.

Covid: Can I catch Omicron twice?

Wed, 03/30/2022 - 17:56
As Covid continues to spread rapidly, are many people catching Omicron for a second time?

End of Scottish face mask rules delayed until Easter

Wed, 03/30/2022 - 15:27
The legal requirement to wear face coverings in shops and on public transport will remain until 18 April.

Catastrophic failures led to mother and baby deaths

Wed, 03/30/2022 - 12:17
Some 201 babies may have died at an NHS trust because of unprecedented failures, says report.

Shrewsbury and Telford maternity scandal: 'Grave concern' as new cases reported

Wed, 03/30/2022 - 11:15
Senior midwife Donna Ockenden says new cases have been reported outside the timescale of her review.

Endometriosis: A hidden disease affecting one in 10 women

Wed, 03/30/2022 - 01:25
Endometriosis is a cruel and debilitating disease that affects one in 10 women globally of reproductive age.

Rethink care costs for disabled people, says charity ahead of debate

Wed, 03/30/2022 - 01:01
The government says an £86,000 cap on how much people pay towards their care is fair.

Public satisfaction with NHS drops to 25-year low

Wed, 03/30/2022 - 00:57
Just 36% say they are satisfied, with waiting times and lack of staff key concerns.

Clinics call for at-home abortions to continue

Wed, 03/30/2022 - 00:51
Some senior safeguarding doctors say under-18s should be seen face to face and examined.

Covid: Free parking for NHS hospital staff in England to end this week

Tue, 03/29/2022 - 22:01
From Friday, many NHS hospital staff will need to pay for parking as a government scheme ends.