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Implement ‘plan B’ winter measures now or risk NHS crisis, Johnson warned
NHS Confederation head fears efforts to tackle backlog of 5 million patients will be derailed

Andrew Gregory, Heather Stewart, Ian Sample

19, Oct, 2021 @11:23 PM

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It’s bizarre to see a Covid patient deny Covid exists while gasping for breath | ICU nurse
We’ve cared for people in their 20s and 30s, and that has been confronting – most of my colleagues are the same age

ICU nurse

17, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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A&E crisis leaves patients waiting in ambulances outside hospitals for 11 hours
Doctors say casualty departments are on the ‘edge of a precipice’, leading to dangerous levels of handover delays

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

16, Oct, 2021 @12:40 PM

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Why Britons are tolerating sky-high Covid rates – and why this may not last
Analysis: as Covid cases reach 40,000 a day, scientists think normalisation is partly to blame for the lack of public reaction

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

15, Oct, 2021 @2:33 PM

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The Guardian view on GPs: ministers are playing a vicious game | Editorial
Editorial: Sajid Javid’s attempt to blame overstretched family doctors after four months in the job reveals a contempt for frontline services


14, Oct, 2021 @6:09 PM

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Record 5.7m people in England waiting for hospital treatment
Waiting list rising by 100,000 a month as NHS battles to clear backlog exacerbated by Covid crisis

Andrew Gregory Health editor

14, Oct, 2021 @9:02 AM

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Australia has 200 fewer intensive care beds than at the start of the pandemic
Figures provided to the federal health department show 8% drop in the number of beds, with regional areas worst affected

Sarah Martin

14, Oct, 2021 @12:23 AM

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Una Freeston obituary
Other lives: The child psychiatrist Una Freeston was a generous Quaker who believed in the power of love

Lucy Pedler

13, Oct, 2021 @5:08 PM

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NHS faces beds crisis as care homes stop taking patients from hospitals
Exclusive: Major staffing shortages mean many homes have stopped accepting admissions from hospitals

Andrew Gregory and Robert Booth

13, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Louis Wain’s anthropomorphic cats to go on display at Bethlem museum
Eccentric artist was famed for outlandish drawings produced while a patient at ‘Bedlam’ psychiatric hospital

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

11, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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NHS staff face rising tide of abuse from patients provoked by long waits
Chronic underfunding, Covid and staff shortages blamed for increase in physical and verbal assaults

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

10, Oct, 2021 @6:00 PM

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‘People are being very angry with us’: A&E doctor on abuse of NHS staff
President of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine says physical and verbal attacks have increased in recent months

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

10, Oct, 2021 @5:57 PM

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