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NHS waiting list in England hits record 5.45 million

Thu, 08/12/2021 - 13:50
Hospitals are working through the backlog - but some patients are waiting more than two years.

Sajid Javid says NHS waiting lists will rise

Thu, 08/12/2021 - 13:14
The health secretary urges people to come forward and "know that the NHS is there for them".

How to get a Covid test

Wed, 08/11/2021 - 15:31
Everyone in England and Scotland is being encouraged to take rapid coronavirus tests regularly.

Teenage jab rollout moving cautiously - expert

Wed, 08/11/2021 - 10:05
Children aged 16 and 17 began to be invited for their jabs a week ago, after a change in advice.

A&E queues mean Wales' ambulances 'can't take 999 calls'

Wed, 08/11/2021 - 09:04
Paramedics say they are spending more time waiting on hospital tarmac than taking 999 calls.

Covid vaccine: Fertility and miscarriage claims fact-checked

Wed, 08/11/2021 - 08:38
Posts claiming Covid vaccines cause miscarriages are not supported by scientific evidence.

Oxford-jab chief criticises UK's Covid booster plan

Tue, 08/10/2021 - 15:01
But the health secretary says he plans to begin their rollout in a matter of weeks.

Rhyl cancer patient suffered from 'alarming failings' at Glan Clwyd Hospital

Tue, 08/10/2021 - 06:04
Ann Jones, 69, died after "alarming failings" at Wales' largest health board, says ombudsman.

Artificial Intelligence may diagnose dementia in a day

Tue, 08/10/2021 - 05:28
The system being tested should spot the disease long before symptoms or obvious brain signs develop.

Baby loss: 'Our world grows around the grief'

Tue, 08/10/2021 - 00:03
Ross Coniam set up the Dads and Lads Network for men who have gone through baby loss.

Anger at overflowing Covid test drop boxes

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 21:17
Provider Randox says it is increasing collections but the tests for UK arrivals are branded "pointless".

Test and Trace boss Dido Harding to step down from NHS role

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 17:29
Boris Johnson promised a "world-beating" system, but it was heavily criticised during her tenure.

The nightclubs getting young people vaccinated

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 11:23
Venues across the UK are offering jabs in an effort to get more young people immunised.

Peter Kay: Cancer patient 'honoured' to inspire comic's comeback gig

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 10:23
The comedian returned to the stage to raise money to help pay for student Laura Nuttall's treatment.

'Smallest baby at birth' home after 13 months in hospital

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 05:04
Kwek Yu Xuan weighed only 212g - the weight of an apple - when she was born in Singapore last year.

Heart surgery waits in England may rise by 40%, warns charity

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 02:12
Even before Covid, waits for heart treatment were far too long, the British Heart Foundation says.

Is the coronavirus pandemic over at last?

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 00:08
As Scotland loosens most of its remaining restrictions, is the devastating pandemic finally at an end?

‘Parkinson’s doesn't stop me playing tennis’

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 00:01
Andy Wright, who was diagnosed at 33, says his return to the sport helps alleviate symptoms.

NHS waiting lists could rise to 14 million in England next year - analysis

Sun, 08/08/2021 - 00:26
Currently five million people are on hospital waiting lists, but there is a warning of a hidden backlog.

'Walking to space was the best day of my life'

Sun, 08/08/2021 - 00:01
Tim, aged nine, walked 62 miles - the distance between Earth's atmosphere and the boundary of space.

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