British Gas promises to do better over Homecare appointments fiasco  

British Gas promises to do more to help vulnerable customers trying to book Homecare appointments By Fiona Parker For The Daily Mail Published: 22:01 BST, 20 April 2021 | Updated: 22:01 BST, 20 April 2021 British Gas has pledged to do more to help vulnerable customers after Money Mail sent it a dossier of nearly … Read more

Covid UK: Patients are CANCELLING appointments for AstraZeneca vaccinations over blood clot fears

Britons are starting to cancel appointments for the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine amid fears over its link to blood clots, GPs warned today. In what could be a major blow to vaccine uptake, doctors said they had been inundated with patients of all ages requesting to be given an alternative to the AZ jab. The concern comes … Read more

More than 35MILLION GP appointments in England have been lost to pandemic

More than 35million GP appointments have been ‘lost’ during the Covid pandemic, fuelling fears of a ticking time-bomb of late diagnoses. NHS Digital data shows there were 12 per cent per cent fewer visits in England between March 2020 and January 2021 compared to the same period a year prior — down from 287.2m to 251.4m.  … Read more

Only 50% of appointments for Covid jabs at mass centre in Manchester are being taken up

Only half of appointments for coronavirus vaccines are being used at Manchester’s mass vaccination centre, it was revealed today, as Andy Burnham called for the rollout to be expanded to stop doses going to waste. The mayor of Greater Manchester said the jabs are just ‘sitting in fridges’ at the Etihad stadium’s hub, and warned … Read more

Doctors’ ‘appointments and driving license renewals to go digital’

Doctors’ appointments and driving license renewals to go digital as part of Government’s bid to streamline public services by ‘moving them entirely online’ PM ‘wants planning applications, driving licences and doctors’ diagnoses online’ He is joined by Michael Gove in spearheading the move to eradicate the backlog Cabinet is annoyed with parts of Government machine’s … Read more

Pregnant Louise Roe is ‘bummed out’ by husband Mackenzie not being allowed to doctor’s appointments

Louise Roe has admitted she was ‘really bummed out’ that her husband Mackenzie Hunkin could not join her for her pregnancy scans amid the Covid pandemic.  The TV presenter, 39, and her husband of four years are expecting their second child in May and Louise told how she is keeping her fingers crossed Mackenzie will … Read more

Over-70s trying to book Covid vaccines online offered appointments up to 60 miles from home

Britons trying to book Covid jab online after it was unveiled by Matt Hancock are being offered appointments up to 60 miles away when there is a vaccination hub a short walk from home, MailOnline can reveal today. Other over-70s following Mr Hancock’s advice say that the NHS portal has failed to recognise their name … Read more

Hundreds of COVID-19 vaccine appointments at Yankee Stadium are left UNFILLED

Hundreds of coronavirus vaccine appointments have been left unfilled at the new mass vaccination site at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.  The site has slots available for Bronx residents only due to the borough reporting the highest positivity rate in the city.  But when visited on Thursday afternoon, the day that … Read more

Medics’ leaders say routine appointments must go on hold in bid to vaccinate Britain

GPs are being urged to ‘stand down’ routine appointments so they can prioritise Covid vaccinations, it was claimed last night. Guidance sent to doctors says the jabs should be their top priority – with other ‘non-essential’ activities postponed, potentially for weeks. NHS England has already advised surgeries to focus on the delivery of the vaccine … Read more

Hospitals must allow pregnant women to bring a visitor to appointments and labour, NHS says

Pregnant women will again be allowed to take someone with them to hospital appointments and have them by their side during labour, the NHS has said. Under coronavirus regulations brought in earlier this year mothers-to-be were required to go to appointments alone and leave partners, friends or relatives outside.  But health chiefs this week told … Read more