Health News BBC

Subscribe to Health News BBC feed Health News BBC
BBC News - Health
Updated: 1 hour 23 min ago

Coronavirus: Labour calls for clarity over face coverings in England

Sat, 07/11/2020 - 06:14
The government is considering making face coverings mandatory in shops in England, sources say.

Coronavirus: Conservative councillor PPE contracts questioned

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 11:34
Labour says the government must "come clean" on PPE procurement process after £120m face shield deals.

Coronavirus: Dementia patients 'deteriorating' without family visits

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 23:11
Relatives fear residents with dementia are deteriorating as coronavirus restrictions limit visitors.

Coronavirus: Data shows cases in England falling

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 15:20
Two reports charting coronavirus show cases in England falling - with Leicester also seeing a fall.

Government says sorry to women 'ignored' by doctors

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 14:47
The health minister apologises to women, and their children, failed by healthcare professionals.

Coronavirus: Asymptomatic testing for taxi drivers and cleaners

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 12:18
A pilot in England will test people without symptoms working in 'high-contact' jobs.

Coronavirus: Planned ops in May fell by 80% in England

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 11:07
NHS England figures reveal how the pandemic has changed planned surgery, tests and A&E.

Nurse and midwife numbers jump by record amount

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 00:09
There are 18,000 more registered than a year ago, but some fear the pandemic could hit recruitment.

Care homes face staffing 'black hole' with new immigration bill

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 00:01
Health and social care leaders warn the prime minister about the impact of the new immigration bill.

Coronavirus vaccine: When will we have one?

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 17:03
We answer some of the big questions about vaccines and how long one for coronavirus could take.

Coronavirus: Hillingdon Hospital shuts to emergencies after outbreak

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 14:02
Seventy members of staff from Hillingdon Hospital in west London are self-isolating.

Mesh, Primidos and valproate failings highlighted by review

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 01:58
A review finds patients were too often dismissed and disbelieved when they raised safety concerns.

Coronavirus: Airborne transmission cannot be ruled out, WHO says

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 00:15
The WHO has acknowledged there is evidence that Covid-19 can be spread by airborne particles.

Expertise concern over new Covid monitoring centre

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 23:52
The government's Joint Biosecurity Centre is to take a bigger role in co-ordinating the response.

Robust plan for PPE 'must be in place for winter'

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 23:51
There must be no shortages in protective gear if the UK faces a second wave of coronavirus, say MPs.

Cumberlege review: The patients who fought for answers

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 22:13
The way patients' concerns over side effects were dealt with is addressed in a long-awaited review.

Coronavirus: Trump moves to pull US out of World Health Organization

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 20:50
The president follows up his vow to leave the world health body by formally notifying the UN.

Coronavirus: Majority testing positive have no symptoms

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 11:11
A survey by the Office for National Statistics looked at who had been infected in the community in England.

Coronavirus: Spanish study casts doubt on herd immunity feasibility

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 08:47
A Lancet study estimates that around just 5% of the Spanish population has developed antibodies.

Coronavirus: Pubs close after positive tests

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 08:29
At least three pubs in England announce they have closed just days after opening their doors again.