One in four doctors off sick or in isolation

Professor Andrew Goddard has claimed that one in every four NHS doctors is off work sick or in quarantine.

BMA announces new frontline doctor partnership

The BMA has announced a new partnership to protect the physical and mental well-being of doctors on the frontline.

NHS frontline workers visas extended

Doctors, nurses and paramedics with visas due to expire before 1 October 2020 will have them automatically extended for one year.

London’s Nightingale hospital to treat the less critical

When it opens, the Nightingale hospital at London’s ExCeL will treat up to 4,000 previously fit and healthy people struck down by coronavirus.

Blood test can check for more than 50 cancers

Scientists have claimed that a simple blood test can check for more than 50 types of cancer, often before any signs or symptoms appear.

Scotland announces free hospital TV for patients

Patients in six hospitals across Scotland are to receive free bedside television for the next three months.

More protection for Scotland’s health staff

New measures are being introduced to further improve the distribution of PPE to health and social care staff across Scotland.

Regular support via NHS text message

People staying at home suffering with suspected coronavirus symptoms will get regular check-ins from a new NHS messaging service.

NHS staff to get free bus travel in Wales

NHS staff will receive free travel on buses throughout Wales in return for hardship funding over the next three months.

750,000 volunteers recruited to tackle coronavirus

The number of people committing to join the NHS coronavirus effort is three times higher than initially targeted.

20,000 former NHS staff return to fight coronavirus

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed that some 20,000 former NHS staff have returned to work to help the fight against coronavirus.

NHS nightingale carers to be boosted by airline cabin crew

The NHS has enlisted easyJet and Virgin Atlantic to work alongside NHS clinicians at new Nightingale hospitals.

Two more hospitals to open to fight coronavirus

Two new NHS Nightingale Hospitals will open in Birmingham and Manchester to provide care to thousands more patients with coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Additional online mental health support

People struggling with their mental health during the coronavirus outbreak will be offered additional online support.

New drive on coronavirus tests for frontline NHS staff

The government is working with dozens of universities and companies to ensure coronavirus tests for frontline NHS staff.

Tech firms helping NHS plan coronavirus response

Four technology companies are helping the NHS model the consequences of moving resources to best tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

Dentists set to help staff new hospitals

Dentists are being redeployed to join the front-line fight against coronavirus after non-urgent dentistry was suspended.

Record funding announced to find a coronavirus vaccine

Following a virtual summit of G20 leaders, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced record funding to find a coronavirus vaccine.


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