Health

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Covid testing failures at UK lab ‘should have been flagged within days’
Senior scientists say problems at Immensa site show private firms should not be carrying out PCR tests

Ian Sample Science editor

23, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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English local health chiefs urge extra Covid measures in break from guidance
At least a dozen officials have called for further precautions in their areas as government holds off on plan B

Jamie Grierson

23, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Act early on rising UK Covid cases or face harsher measures, Sage experts warn
Sage minutes show warning that earlier intervention would reduce need for more stringent and longer-lasting measures

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

22, Oct, 2021 @3:54 PM

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Sajid Javid’s NHS plan would open GPs up to more abuse, says head of BMA
Dr Chaand Nagpaul voices deep frustration over health secretary’s push for more in-person care

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

22, Oct, 2021 @1:39 PM

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Tory minister says face masks should not become a ‘sign of virtue’
Gillian Keegan says it is ‘not comfortable sitting for hours in a mask’ after calls from Sajid Javid for MPs to set example

Jamie Grierson

22, Oct, 2021 @9:06 AM

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Cancer patients face ‘perfect storm’ as Covid piles pressure on NHS
Macmillan analysis of NHS England data finds overstretched hospitals struggling to cope with backlog

Andrew Gregory Health editor

22, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Anti-obesity scheme to offer voucher rewards for healthy living
Government to launch pilot in England in January, aimed at motivating people to lose weight

Andrew Gregory Health editor

21, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Covid booster jabs could be brought forward as UK daily cases hit 52,000
MPs voice frustration to new vaccines minister about ‘stalling’ programme in England

Heather Stewart and Jessica Elgot

21, Oct, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Can GPs take industrial action and how might it affect patients?
Family doctors have moved towards holding a ballot on industrial action in a row over in-person appointments

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

21, Oct, 2021 @7:22 PM

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GPs in England threaten industrial action over in-person appointments
Family doctors reject plan to force them to see any patient who wants face-to-face appointment

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

21, Oct, 2021 @6:44 PM

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Tory mask converts and holdouts witness an object lesson in disinformation | John Crace
By the end of the vaccines minister Maggie Throup’s Commons performance we knew less than we had at the start

John Crace

21, Oct, 2021 @5:30 PM

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UK Covid: over 50,000 cases reported for first time since July as Johnson rejects calls to move to ‘plan B’ – as it happened
Latest updates: infections in UK at highest level since July but prime minister says ‘we are within the parameters of what the predictions were’

Andrew Sparrow

21, Oct, 2021 @4:42 PM

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