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Maternity units 'too defensive' and failing to learn from mistakes

6 hours 9 min ago
England's chief hospital inspector says maternity units are "too defensive" when births go wrong.

Flu jab waits and delays amid high demand

9 hours 20 min ago
Officials in England say there will be enough stock to protect the vulnerable, but some will have to wait.

Jet suit paramedic tested in the Lake District 'could save lives'

10 hours 14 min ago
The kit means a paramedic can "fly" up a fell in 90 seconds rather than go 30 minutes by foot.

Covid ICU survivor: 'I have come out the other end'

18 hours 48 min ago
Tam McCue, 64, spent nearly two weeks on a ventilator after he was diagnosed with coronavirus in April.

Coronavirus: NHS faces pandemic 'triple whammy' this winter

18 hours 49 min ago
Health bosses warn about rising Covid-19 cases, a major backlog in treatment and reduced capacity.

Covid: Manchester mayor calls for 'urgent review' of 10pm closures

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 18:09
Greater Manchester mayor says the curfew is doing "more harm than good", but ministers defend it.

Covid: Hancock pressured to give MPs say over lockdown rules

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 17:53
MPs are calling for a say over lockdown restrictions before they come into force.

Covid-19 outbreak at Bernard Matthews turkey plant in Holton

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 17:16
Health officials are brought in to test 100 members of staff at the poultry processing plant.

Giving babies Weetabix from four months 'worth exploring'

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 17:14
It could help prevent coeliac disease in children - but larger trials are needed first.

Covid-19 deaths pass 1,000 in Birmingham hospitals

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 14:52
The biggest trust in England confirms the number of deaths with "great sadness".

Test and Trace: 'I feel like I’ve achieved a big fat zero'

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 09:57
Alex spent four months as a coronavirus tracer and spoke to only one person with the virus in that time.

Covid lockdown: Two-thirds of Wales' population affected

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 08:20
Three more counties will have rules imposed, with nearly two million people affected.

Covid-19: Up to £10,000 fine for failure to self-isolate in England

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 01:15
New rules mean anyone in England who tests positive for coronavirus has a legal duty to self-isolate.

Why India should worry about post-Covid-19 care

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 00:55
Experts say India needs more post-Covid care centres as many patients are reporting lasting symptoms.

Covid: Dementia patient's wife describes 'torture' of lack of visits

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 00:11
A woman describes her pain at not being able to see her husband regularly at his care home.

NHS Covid-19: App issue fixed for people who test positive

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 23:20
Many users in England who booked a test outside of the app had been unable to share a positive test result.

Coronavirus: UK pledges support to global vaccine-sharing scheme

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 16:11
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the UK will give £500m to a new global vaccine-sharing scheme.

Covid-19: What do scientists think of the PM's plan?

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 01:06
The new coronavirus restrictions have been met with mixed reviews.

Coronavirus: Children behind rising demand for tests in England

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 00:20
Three times as many children under nine were tested in early September as in the previous two weeks.

Coronavirus: UK pledges £500m to global vaccine-sharing scheme

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 22:35
The PM will call on world leaders to set aside differences as he sets out plans to prevent future pandemics.