Record 2.2m patients faced wait for NHS treatment – as numbers TRIPLE in a year

Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA council chair, said: “These figures reveal the devastating extent of patient suffering across the country as people wait longer than ever before for treatment during Covid-19.

Army could be drafted in to deliver ‘moonshot’ vaccination drive at empty NHS Nightingale hospital sites – as government’s screening advisers say they’ve NOT been consulted

A leaked document published by the British Medical Journal on Wednesday claimed the Government was hoping to carry out ten million tests by early next year at a cost of £100 billion.

Linda Nolan and Bill Turnbull urge public to get cancer check ups

Linda, who is receiving chemotherapy at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, said: “The care I have received has been nothing short of exceptional, and I know people up and down the country have had similar experiences of the heroic work the NHS and staff are doing to continue to deliver the vital care we all need, even […]

Prince William pays tribute to the air ambulance community in a moving open letter after suggesting he missed working as a pilot for the service during the Covid-19 crisis

He said he had ‘profound respect’ for those working for the air ambulance, adding: ‘Whether you are part of the critical care team bringing vital medical support to patients when every second counts; an engineer who ensures that crews can be safely deployed at a moment’s notice; or a volunteer working to keep the service […]

Covid testing: local authorities in England demand more control

Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy, the president of the Association of Directors of Public Health, said: “It is crucial not only that the quantity of tests is sufficient, but that that testing capacity is targeted and used in such a way that those with symptoms can access tests near to where they live and receive their […]

Boris Johnson says he wants EVERYBODY in the UK to be able to take a coronavirus test EVERYDAY to get life back to normal after Matt Hancock blasted people for needlessly booking checks

Matt Hancock has previously said about the machines: ‘By quickly detecting whether the virus is present in an individual, this new test is an important step forward in point of care testing which means that positive cases can be identified and contained quickly and safely. 

Cabinet at war over the rule of six: Almost every minister on Boris Johnson’s Covid committee argued against the stringent limit – and even the PM himself was ‘cautious’- but Matt Hancock got his way

People will even stop obeying the sensible rules, like handwashing, wearing a mask in public and keeping a distance. I am currently on holiday in North Wales and I noticed when I went out for curry last night that an implausible number of people had registered under the name of Smith in the restaurant’s test […]

This ridiculous rule of 6 poses a real danger – Britain losing its faith in its leaders: KAROL SIKORA says the government has been successful at spreading fear, and not much else

I doubt that the Rule of Six will make any material difference to the reinfection rate, but one thing is absolutely certain. Thousands more people will die in the coming months and years because of undiagnosed cancers, cardiac disorders and other treatable conditions than will succumb directly to Covid-19.

Coronavirus: Face mask use plea at north Wales’ hospitals

Rowan Foods staff in Wrexham ‘do not feel safe’ Face masks ‘not a magic bullet’ to stop virus Face masks: How does advice differ in Wales? From Monday, three-layer face coverings will be mandatory on all public transport in Wales – buses, trains, and taxis.

‘Boris won’t ruin my Christmas!’: Furious English parents threaten to IGNORE Prime Ministers new ‘rule of six’ after Nicola Sturgeon said children under 12 WON’T be included in anti-Covid restrictions in Scotland

Sir Desmond Swayne asked the minister: ‘Is there no scintilla of doubt in (his) mind occasioned by the growing body of scientific opinion which questions the interpretation of the data and concludes that the policies of governments, I use the plural, the policies of governments are having an impact worse than the disease itself?’