Algorithm could help ‘share the load’ of ICU beds and support up to 1,000 Covid-19 patients

A new algorithm could be used in the NHS to help hospitals ‘share the load’ and ensure Covid-19 patients get access to an ICU bed when needed, a study has found.  Queen Mary University of London researchers, proposes a load balancing system that would see critical ICU patients transferred between hospitals as needed. This would involve an algorithm … Read more Algorithm could help ‘share the load’ of ICU beds and support up to 1,000 Covid-19 patients

NHS hospital in Bradford becomes latest to cancel operations amid spike in Covid-19 patients 

NHS hospitals in Bradford have become the latest to start cancelling operations after seeing a spike in admissions of Covid-19 patients. Bradford Teaching Hospitals said in a statement it will suspend some non-urgent surgery and outpatient appointments for two weeks from Tuesday, October 20. It runs the Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke’s hospital and … Read more NHS hospital in Bradford becomes latest to cancel operations amid spike in Covid-19 patients 

In Princess Diana’s footsteps: Prince William dons face mask for visit to Royal Marsden Hospital

The Duke of Cambridge made an emotional visit to the Royal Marsden Hospital today as he followed in Princess Diana‘s footsteps almost forty years after her first solo engagement. Prince William, 38, donned a medical face mask this morning as he met with patients to hear how clinical trials have transformed their lives and learned … Read more In Princess Diana’s footsteps: Prince William dons face mask for visit to Royal Marsden Hospital

Jack Fincham coos over baby daughter Blossom after being branded an absent father

Jack Fincham has taken to Instagram to share a video with his baby daughter Blossom, a day after his ex slammed him for being an absent father.  10-month-old Blossom’s mother Casey Ranger accused Love Island winner Jack, 29, of deceiving fans by presenting himself as a doting father on social media. The National Health Service worker, 30, claims … Read more Jack Fincham coos over baby daughter Blossom after being branded an absent father

Coronavirus UK: What did graphs government presented REALLY show?

Children and young adults were clearly the drivers of the England’s second ripple of Covid-19, according to charts presented by one of the country’s top medics tonight. Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, England’s deputy chief medical officer, appeared at a Downing Street conference with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Professor Stephen Powis, NHS England’s medical director, to … Read more Coronavirus UK: What did graphs government presented REALLY show?

What did the UK coronavirus graphs presented tonight REALLY show?

Children and young adults were clearly the drivers of the England’s second ripple of Covid-19, according to charts presented by one of the country’s top medics tonight. Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, England’s deputy chief medical officer, appeared at a Downing Street conference with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Professor Stephen Powis, NHS England’s medical director, to … Read more What did the UK coronavirus graphs presented tonight REALLY show?

Kate Middleton thanks hospital workers for submitting image into her Hold Still contest

The Duchess of Cambridge praised NHS staff who worked on the frontline amid the Covid-19 pandemic for capturing an image which made the top 100 in her lockdown photography competition as she met with them in London today.  Kate Middleton, who was launching the Hold Still photograph exhibition in Waterloo station and was joined by husband Prince … Read more Kate Middleton thanks hospital workers for submitting image into her Hold Still contest

Covid-induced stress on doctors and nurses could ‘make them more prone to making errors’

Covid-induced stress on doctors and nurses could leave them more prone to making medical errors, top expert suggests Professor Michael West said doctors face ‘very high levels’ of stress daily He warned this can raise the risk of serious medical errors occurring The NHS has about one in ten positions free – or 100,000 vacancies … Read more Covid-induced stress on doctors and nurses could ‘make them more prone to making errors’

Coronavirus UK: Government secures up to 20m 15-minute test kits

Boost for Boris’s testing ‘moonshot’ as government secures 20 million ‘game-changing’ 15-minute swab kits and starts rolling them out to hospital staff Government secured 20million antigen tests validated by Public Health England  The ‘game changing’ swab kit said to provide 100% specificity in 15 minutes Tests to be used regularly on hospital staff to help … Read more Coronavirus UK: Government secures up to 20m 15-minute test kits