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Some vulnerable people use A&E weekly or more

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 11:35
A small group of patients make up 16% of all A&E visits in England, a new report suggests.
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Covid death doctor Irfan Halim touched lives, brother says

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 11:11
Surgeon Dr Irfan Halim switched to working on the frontline when the pandemic hit.
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New mothers who died of herpes could have been infected by one surgeon

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 09:59
Two mothers who died of herpes after ​having Caesareans could have been infected by a single surgeon, the BBC has found. 
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Children in care in England could hit almost 100,000 by 2025

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 05:31
The figure for England would represent a 36% rise in a decade, research for county councils says.
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Sajid Javid: 'Medical device racial bias not acceptable'

Sun, 11/21/2021 - 10:51
The health secretary has ordered a review into racial bias in medical devices.
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Adults in England aged 40 upwards will be invited to book booster

Sun, 11/21/2021 - 02:51
Those who received second vaccine at least six months ago are eligible for top-up jab from Monday.
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Covid: Javid orders review of medical device racial bias

Sun, 11/21/2021 - 01:59
The health secretary responds to research suggesting oximeters work less well for darker-skinned people.
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Deaths of people treated under the Mental Health Act rose during pandemic

Sat, 11/20/2021 - 05:30
An ex-health secretary warns staff shortages are now compromising patient safety in the NHS.
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Austria to go into full lockdown as Covid surges

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 12:19
As well as Monday's lockdown, the chancellor says vaccinations will be compulsory from February.
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Booster vaccines to be added to NHS Covid Pass for travel

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 10:57
People in England will be able to prove they have had a third dose, enabling travel to some countries.
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Covid-19: Robin Swann advises more working from home

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 09:11
Robin Swann says if someone worked from home when the pandemic began they should be working from home now.
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Covid: UK government wasn't ready for pandemic, report finds

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 07:35
Detailed plans on shielding, job support and school disruption were lacking, the spending watchdog says.
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'I found I had breast cancer when I lost my voice'

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 06:19
An Edinburgh mother-of-two thought she had laryngitis when her voice turned to a "papery whisper".
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Postnatal depression in dads: 'I didn't know men could struggle too'

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 06:13
One international study estimates as many as one in 10 men struggle with postnatal depression.
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Domestic abuse: GPs trained to spot signs of violence

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 06:10
Dr Siaron West says specialist training made "at least half a dozen of my patients" spring to mind.
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Take at home treatment for spinal muscular atrophy

Fri, 11/19/2021 - 02:26
The oral drug could help children like Melvil born with a condition that causes progressive muscle weakness.
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Covid: 50 firms got VIP fast-track equipment contracts

Thu, 11/18/2021 - 17:22
The companies were chosen to supply protective equipment in the early stages of the pandemic.
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Covid cases highest in younger children in England

Thu, 11/18/2021 - 16:44
Recorded infections among those aged five to nine have outstripped other age groups for the first time.
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Mental health: Anxiety, depression and self-harm on rise among teens

Thu, 11/18/2021 - 13:16
Charities and doctors say online and school pressures mean more teens have mental health issues.
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'Air freshener used as disinfectant' at Skye care home

Thu, 11/18/2021 - 11:22
The claim is among new allegations about the running of Skye's Home Farm during a fatal Covid outbreak.
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