‘Utter shambles’: GPs and medics decry NHS test-and-trace system

Family doctors are disadvantaged in the search for tests because, unlike hospitals, GP surgeries do not have occupational departments, which could organise a test for them. A female GP in Gloucester had to self-isolate for six days before she could get a test for her child. Another family doctor, who was told to go to […]

Coronavirus: Why is Wales not testing over 65s as in England?

Health and social care workers Emergency workers and national security workers Local and national government workers Education and childcare workers Food and other necessary goods Transport workers Utilities, communication and financial services workers A swab is taken, you get your results back and you will then follow advice on self-isolation.

Coronavirus: Fears over care home test cuts in north Wales

“We have invested to boost our testing capacity and we are taking urgent action to switch over testing facilities to Welsh laboratories to increase capacity through the mobile testing units while the UK government resolves these issues with the Lighthouse system.”

Coronavirus: Testing expanded for care home residents and staff

“But, in a care home setting, where there are some people who have symptoms of coronavirus and others who do not, testing everyone, including those who do not, does have a purpose – we will be doing this to help manage outbreaks.”

Order inside NEET exam halls, but many parents flout norms

Amit Sehgal, father of an 18-year-old aspirant, said, “My son was satisfied with the management inside the exam centre, but the crowd management outside was very poor. There was a sea of parents outside the centre in the evening, with no proper distancing maintained.”

Punjab health department website catches virus in Covid time

Expressing concern, a senior health department official from Jalandhar said: “The website should be in working mode as it provides important details and instructions for Covid-19 care. It is of public importance and technical issues should be addressed at the earliest.”

NHS reminder about face-to-face appointments angers GPs

In March, GPs were urged to move to remote consultations where possible in a bid to reduce the spread of Covid-19. The result was a surge in the number of appointments conducted at a distance: in May alone, 48% of GP appointments were carried out over the phone.

Spirit Molecules: Allies for Healing from Trauma

Trauma alters consciousness and it is no surprise that upwards of 70 percent of people with PTSD self-medicate to the point of addiction at some point in their lives. Many more use substances but do not become addicted. Substance use intersects both the natural human urge for inner exploration with the need to suppress unpleasant states. Plants […]

GP appointments by phone and video surge during coronavirus lockdown

Vautrey said the approach was more environmentally friendly and was often more convenient for patients, allowing them to access appointments at home or at work. He said, however, that physical examinations remained an important option both for clinicians and patients, while remote consultations could take longer than those in person.

Bundesliga transfer blog: Cordoba linked with Hertha move

Augsburg have snapped up Polish Under-21 right-back Gumny from Lech Poznan on a five-year deal. “We’re delighted to have signed a young and talented right-back,” said sporting director Stefan Reuter. “We’re convinced he will play a part in us achieving our targets in the coming years.”