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Nurse and midwife numbers jump by record amount

11 hours 12 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

11 hours 20 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?

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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