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Nurse and midwife numbers jump by record amount

BBC Health News Feed - 12 hours 26 min ago
There are 18,000 more registered than a year ago, but some fear the pandemic could hit recruitment.
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Care homes face staffing 'black hole' with new immigration bill

BBC Health News Feed - 12 hours 34 min ago
Health and social care leaders warn the prime minister about the impact of the new immigration bill.
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Coronavirus vaccine: When will we have one?

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 07/08/2020 - 17:03
We answer some of the big questions about vaccines and how long one for coronavirus could take.
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Coronavirus: Hillingdon Hospital shuts to emergencies after outbreak

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 07/08/2020 - 14:02
Seventy members of staff from Hillingdon Hospital in west London are self-isolating.
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Mesh, Primidos and valproate failings highlighted by review

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 07/08/2020 - 01:58
A review finds patients were too often dismissed and disbelieved when they raised safety concerns.
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New government unit to take over Covid response

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 07/08/2020 - 01:37
There are questions over whether the Joint Biosecurity Centre has the expertise needed for the job.
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Coronavirus: Airborne transmission cannot be ruled out, WHO says

BBC Health News Feed - Wed, 07/08/2020 - 00:15
The WHO has acknowledged there is evidence that Covid-19 can be spread by airborne particles.
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Robust plan for PPE 'must be in place for winter'

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 23:51
There must be no shortages in protective gear if the UK faces a second wave of coronavirus, say MPs.
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Cumberlege review: The patients who fought for answers

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 22:13
The way patients' concerns over side effects were dealt with is addressed in a long-awaited review.
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Coronavirus: Trump moves to pull US out of World Health Organization

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 21:58
The president follows up his vow to leave the world health body by formally notifying the UN.
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Coronavirus: Majority testing positive have no symptoms

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 13:26
A survey by the Office for National Statistics looked at who had been infected in the community in England.
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Coronavirus: Three England pubs close after positive tests

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 10:22
At least three pubs in England announce they have closed just days after opening their doors again.
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Coronavirus: Spanish study casts doubt on herd immunity feasibility

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 09:54
A Lancet study estimates that around just 5% of the Spanish population has developed antibodies.
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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson criticised over 'cowardly' care home comments

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 08:12
The PM said "too many care homes didn't really follow the procedures" during the virus outbreak.
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India coronavirus: Life-saving Covid-19 drugs sold on Delhi black market

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 07:38
Desperate Indian families searching for remdesivir are paying excessive sums to black market dealers.
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'Long-haulers' face lengthy recovery

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 06:16
Thousands of people with Covid-19 report recurring symptoms for far longer than 14 days.
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Coronavirus: Don't leave home without a face covering, says science body

BBC Health News Feed - Tue, 07/07/2020 - 04:51
The UK is "way behind" on covering faces to limit the spread of Covid-19, says the Royal Society.
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Coronavirus: Fear over rise in animal-to-human diseases

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 20:48
A report says a rise in animal-to-human diseases will continue without urgent action.
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Kettering General Hospital: Police to probe waiting list figures

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 12:43
Whistleblowers claim Kettering General Hospital manipulated data to make its figures look better.
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What is bubonic plague?

BBC Health News Feed - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 11:25
Authorities in China have stepped up precautions after a reports of a suspected case.
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