90-minute tests for coronavirus and flu

Millions of new rapid coronavirus tests will be rolled out across NHS hospitals, care homes and labs from next week.

‘Covid-friendly’ cancer treatments to be rolled out

NHS England has said that 'coronavirus-friendly’ cancer treatments will be expanded and extended through a £160 million initiative.

Health visitor deployment has left children at risk

Health visitors fear that the needs of vulnerable children have been missed due to staff redeployment to support the coronavirus workforce.

Remote GP consultations not suitable for everyone

The RCGP has said that, while convenient and efficient for many, remote consultations ‘won’t be suitable or preferable for everyone’.

Cancer patients say coronavirus has impacted treatment

One in three cancer patients said their treatment has been impacted by the effects of coronavirus on the health system.

Health workers to self-isolate on return to UK

Registered health and care professionals travelling to the UK from high-risk countries will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.

New Test and Trace campaign launched

NHS Test and Trace is launching a new business plan to expand testing capacity and prepare the nation for winter.

Hancock delivers ‘bureaucracy-busting’ pledge

Matt Hancock has launched a new bureaucracy-busting drive so staff can spend less time on paperwork and more time with patients.

Isolation period to rise from seven to 10 days

The length of time people with coronavirus symptoms will have to self-isolate for is expected to increase from seven to 10 days.

Analysis highlights failure to protect social care from coronavirus

New analysis by the Health Foundation reveals the devastating impact the pandemic has had on social care in England.

£4.3m for six projects to explore virus-ethnicity link

Six new projects to improve our understanding of the links between coronavirus and ethnicity have been funded by the NIHR and UKRI.

Government signs deal for 60 million doses of vaccine

An additional 60 million doses of a potentially lifesaving coronavirus vaccine have been secured by the government.

Government slammed for ‘negligent approach’ to social care

'Appalling error’ to discharge 25,000 patients into care homes without ensuring all were first tested for coronavirus, say MPs.

Marie Gabriel to lead NHS Race and Health Observatory

Marie Gabriel has been confirmed as the first chair of the newly created NHS Race and Health Observatory.

NHS Pharmacy First Scotland service launched

People in Scotland will be able to get support to treat minor illnesses in their local community following the launch of a new service.

Poll backs demand for early nursing pay rise

85 per cent of the public feel that NHS staff should receive a pay rise, including an early pay rise for nursing staff this year.

Leaders concerned about virus impact on staff

NHS chief executives have become seriously concerned about their staff, with increased levels of anxiety and fatigue being reported.

Campaigners bemoan lack of translated virus advice

Campaigners are warning that a lack of translated coronavirus guidance is jeopardising the safety of non-English speakers in the UK.

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Following the 2017 Naylor Report into NHS estates, it has been estimated that estate upkeep costs have reached approximately £10bn in annual funding for 2019/2020.

More recently, ERIC (Estates Returns Information Collection) data collection has contained some deeply alarming news about the condition of NHS buildings and equipment.

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