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Pandemic disrupts treatment for heart conditions.

The postponement of tens of thousands of hospital procedures is putting the lives of people with long-term heart conditions at risk, according to the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The coronavirus pandemic has created a backlog that will only get larger as...

Pandemic delays cancer testing and treatment.

About 2.4 million people in the UK are waiting for cancer screening, treatment or tests, as a result of disruption to the NHS during the pandemic lockdown, according to Cancer Research UK. The charity estimates that 2.1m people have missed out on screening,...

Doctors purchasing own PPE - according to BMA survey.

Almost half of doctors in England might be buying their own protective equipment or are relying on donations, according to a survey by the British Medical Association (BMA). The survey of more than 16,000 doctors also found that 65% feel they are only...

PHE accused of 'playing Russian roulette' with care home residents.

The Chair of a York residential care company has accused Public Health England (PHE) of ‘playing Russian roulette’ with some of her homes’ most vulnerable residents. Rachel Beckett, Chair of Wellburn, which has homes at Grimston Court,...

PPE shortages hamper dental care.

  Dentists face "critical shortages" of personal protective equipment (PPE), forcing patients with urgent problems to "take matters into their own hands", their professional body says. More than half (54%) of dentists in England...

Lockdown 'breach' undermines trust.

  More than 70 Tory MPs have demanded the resignation of the government’s chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, after he broke the national lockdown by travelling 264 miles from London to Durham. While Dominic Cummings denied he had breached ...

Care home staff 'not yet tested' for Coronavirus.

Care homes looking after thousands of vulnerable residents said none of their staff had been tested for coronavirus in spite of rising fatalities as the pandemic spread. Out of 210 care providers with nearly 18,000 staff and almost 13,000 residents, 159...

Older people 'airbrushed out of UK coronavirus figures'.

Older people are being airbrushed out of UK coronavirus figures, charities have warned. The official death toll was criticised for including only people dying in hospital but not in care homes or at home. At the time of writing, the latest Office for...

Coronavirus and care home issues.

Care workers have been shocked by a document sent to GP practices by the Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group setting out guidance on how to cope with Covid-19 in care homes. The Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is...

Death of Consultant who warned about PPE.

A doctor who warned the prime minister about a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) for NHS workers later died after contracting coronavirus. Consultant urologist, Abdul Mabud Chowdhury, 53, died at Queen's Hospital, Romford, east London. Five...
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