Another 671 die from Covid in highest Sunday increase

A further 671 people have died from Covid-19 today representing the highest Sunday increase, but the number of new cases has dropped by nearly a third since last week, in a clear sign that lockdown is working.   Official statistics released this afternoon show 38,598 new cases of coronavirus have been recorded across Britain. Last Sunday, … Read more Another 671 die from Covid in highest Sunday increase

NHS England reports 631 new Covid deaths in hospitals – up 123 on same figure a week ago 

NHS England reports 631 new Covid deaths in hospitals – up 123 on same figure a week ago By Danyal Hussain For Mailonline Published: 14:14 GMT, 17 January 2021 | Updated: 14:16 GMT, 17 January 2021 NHS England has reported another 631 new coronavirus deaths today, up 123 from last week. Share or comment on … Read more NHS England reports 631 new Covid deaths in hospitals – up 123 on same figure a week ago 

NHS England boss Sir Simon Stevens says person admitted to hospital every 30 seconds with Covid

Someone is being admitted to hospital with coronavirus ‘every thirty seconds’, NHS England chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has said. The NHS boss, who was appearing on the Andrew Marr show, said that hospitals had seen a huge increase in patients since Christmas and added that there are enough new cases to fill a whole … Read more NHS England boss Sir Simon Stevens says person admitted to hospital every 30 seconds with Covid

Consultant anaesthetist struck off for beating his 10-year-old son gets NHS job back

A consultant anaesthetist who was struck off after he beat his ten-year-old son with an aluminium broom handle has got his NHS job back after he blamed his conduct on his ‘cultural upbringing’ in Nigeria. Dr Adekunle Okunuga, 59, caned his young son with the kitchen brush for misbehaving at school and made him perform squat thrusts and stand … Read more Consultant anaesthetist struck off for beating his 10-year-old son gets NHS job back

NHS workers slam ‘disrespectful’ social media users

Health workers have slammed a ‘disrespectful’ woman for spreading ‘fiction and lies’ after she ‘sneaked into hospitals’ to take photos of ’empty corridors’. Hannah Dean who describes herself as a freelance journalist, has travelled to hospitals across Hampshire to take social media photos and share baseless claims the NHS is ‘not under pressure’ and that … Read more NHS workers slam ‘disrespectful’ social media users

‘Breakthrough’ drug that halts ovarian cancer gives a supermarket worker, 56, new life

One of the first British patients to be given a ‘breakthrough’ drug for deadly ovarian cancer has defied the odds, after the pill kept her cancer at bay for several years. Val Simcock, 56, ran out of options in 2017 when a second bout of chemotherapy failed to halt the growth of her tumour. But … Read more ‘Breakthrough’ drug that halts ovarian cancer gives a supermarket worker, 56, new life

Prince William says he is ‘proud’ of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh for having Covid jab

Prince William last night urged the country to take up the offer of a Covid-19 vaccine as his grandparents had done and heralded the successful rollout, saying: ‘There is a big UK story here to tell.’ In a video call with five people across the UK who are helping to get the vaccine into arms, … Read more Prince William says he is ‘proud’ of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh for having Covid jab

Rise in youngsters with eating disorders is yet another distressing cost of the Covid lockdown

It began with skipping breakfast. When the first work-from-home order was announced last year, Elle Pemberton saw little need for the bowl of porridge that had fuelled her 50-minute commute. To compensate for her new sedentary lifestyle, the 27-year-old also committed to a two-hour online workout every day. In April, she embarked on a ‘healthier’ … Read more Rise in youngsters with eating disorders is yet another distressing cost of the Covid lockdown

Doctors and nurses fears they could be prosecuted for switching off Covid patients’ life support

Doctors and nurses are calling for protection from ‘inappropriate legal challenges,’ as they fear criminal investigations could follow decisions to withdraw life support while treating Covid-19 patients. Last November Boris Johnson warned health workers could ‘be forced to choose which patients to treat, who would live and who would die,’ should the NHS become overwhelmed … Read more Doctors and nurses fears they could be prosecuted for switching off Covid patients’ life support

Airlines ‘urgently’ need government help to survive prolonged travel curbs, industry bosses warn

Airlines ‘urgently’ need government help to survive prolonged coronavirus curbs, industry bosses have warned, after Boris Johnson last night closed all travel corridors. The Prime Minister declared that all arrivals to the UK will have to have tested negative for coronavirus from Monday as he begged Britons to ‘stay at home this weekend’. At a … Read more Airlines ‘urgently’ need government help to survive prolonged travel curbs, industry bosses warn