Isle of Man health bosses urge pregnant women to have Covid booster

November 29th, 2022
Isle of Man health bosses urge pregnant women to have Covid booster

Health bosses on the Isle of Man have urged pregnant women to have a Covid booster. A spokesperson for Manx Care said, “Extensive real-world data has shown that vaccines are safe and highly effective for pregnant women.” Vaccines have been recommended for pregnant women since April 2021 and in December 2021, pregnant women were classed […]

Four hour waits in A&E hit record high

November 15th, 2022
Four hour waits in A&E hit record high

New data suggests that long waits in A&E departments hit a record high in October. Figures from NHS England show that the number of people waiting longer than four hours in major A&E departments reached over 550,000. This is a significant increase from 492,000 people in September. NHS representatives said that October 2022 was one […]

Nurses set to strike following RCN ballot

November 8th, 2022
Nurses set to strike following RCN ballot

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is set to reveal the outcome of a strike ballot, with sources suggesting that members have voted in favour in taking action. If reports are accurate, nurses will stage the biggest ever strike. The RCN advised its members, of which there are around 300,000, to vote in favour of […]

Health campaigners call for ban on sale of nicotine pouches to under 18s

November 1st, 2022
Health campaigners call for ban on sale of nicotine pouches to under 18s

Health campaigners have called for a ban on the sale of nicotine pouches to under 18s. Representatives from Action on Smoking and Health (Ash) have urged the government to introduce new legislation, which would close a loophole enabling under 18s to purchase nicotine pouches. Nicotine pouches are sold in many UK supermarkets and stores. They […]

Researchers call for volunteers for major UK health study

October 25th, 2022
Researchers call for volunteers for major UK health study

Researchers are looking for five million volunteers to take part in a major new UK health study. Our Future Health will be one of the largest and most detailed health studies in the world. The aim is to collect and analyse data to find more effective ways to diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range […]

Experts warn of ‘notable rise’ in Covid cases among older people

October 18th, 2022
Experts warn of ‘notable rise’ in Covid cases among older people

Experts have warned of a ‘notable rise’ in Covid cases among older people. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that 1 in 37 people would have tested positive for the virus in the UK during the most recent round of random sampling in October. This is a significant increase from […]

Hospital trusts issue new guidance as Covid rates soar

October 11th, 2022
Hospital trusts issue new guidance as Covid rates soar

Hospital trusts in England have issued new guidance for patients and visitors in response to soaring Covid rates. Kettering and Northampton general hospitals have introduced new measures to try to stem the spread of infection and protect vulnerable patients. Visitors will now be required to wear face coverings in all areas of the hospital and […]

Hospital appointments cancelled to mark the Queen’s funeral

September 20th, 2022
Hospital appointments cancelled to mark the Queen’s funeral

Hospital, GP and dental appointments were cancelled on Monday 19th September to mark the Queen’s funeral. Routine procedures due to be carried out in hospitals were moved from Monday and most GP and dental appointments were also cancelled after the day of the funeral was proclaimed a bank holiday by the new king, King Charles […]

Scientists hail ‘world-changing’ malaria vaccine

September 13th, 2022
Scientists hail ‘world-changing’ malaria vaccine

Scientists have hailed a “world-changing” malaria vaccine, which is set to be rolled out at scale next year. A team from Oxford University has produced a new vaccine, which provides effective protection against malaria, a disease, which kills thousands every year. Research trials showed the vaccine has up to 80% efficacy. The new vaccine is […]

ONS data shows continued decrease in Covid rates during August

August 31st, 2022
ONS data shows continued decrease in Covid rates during August

Data from the Office for National Statistics shows a continued decrease in Covid rates during August. The latest figures suggest that 1 in 45 people would test positive for Covid. During June and July, the figure rose to 1 in 15 in some parts of the UK. ONS data is seen as the most accurate […]

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