Author - Gabrielle Orito

Health Secretary Matt Hancock ‘breaks Government’s Covid-19 rules’ after filming a video inside an NHS hospital WITHOUT a facemask

Health Secretary Matt Hancock ‘breaks Government's Covid-19 rules’ after filming a video inside an NHS hospital WITHOUT a facemask. Matt Hancock filmed a video during trip to Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading  Clip sparked outrage after viewers noticed he was not wearing a face covering Guidance states face coverings 'are needed in NHS settings, including hospitals' Critics have slammed the clip, claiming Hancock should 'be setting an example Health Secretary Matt Hancock has been accused of breaking the Government's Covid-19 rules after he went mask-free inside an NHS hospital. The Health Secretary [...]

NHS denies elderly people were refused care during early Covid

NHS denies elderly people were refused care during early Covid. Medical staff outside the NHS Nightingale hospital in London in April Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA NHS bosses have denied claims that thousands of frail elderly people were denied potentially life-saving care at the peak of the pandemic in order to stop the health service being overrun. NHS England took the unusual step on Sunday of issuing a 12-page rebuttal to allegations in the Sunday Times that patients deemed unlikely to survive were “written off” by being [...]

UK government seeks test and trace executive for up to £2,000 a day

UK government seeks test and trace executive for up to £2,000 a day. Health department has since taken advertisement down, saying it needs to be redrafted The ad for VP of Operations was posted on the website for the recruitment company Quast. Photograph: Screenshot The government is seeking a director of operations for its beleaguered test-and-trace system who can turn around “failing call centres” for a rate of up to £2,000 a day. A job advert posted on recruitment sites stated that the [...]

Lack of Scottish-UK government talks adding to ‘degree of mistrust’, MPs warn

Lack of Scottish-UK government talks adding to ‘degree of mistrust’, MPs warn. Westminster Parliament The UK and Scottish governments need to work together to “learn the lessons” of the Covid-19 pandemic, a committee of MPs has said. The Scottish Affairs Committee voiced concern that the “lack of regular, timetabled meetings” between ministers in Edinburgh and London could be contributing to a “degree of mistrust” between the two administrations, adding that the pandemic has “laid bare the weaknesses built into the UK systems [...]

Expert partnership to explore and establish Human Challenge studies of COVID-19 in the UK

Expert partnership to explore and establish Human Challenge studies of COVID-19 in the UK. £33.6 million government investment will back the studies in partnership with Imperial College London, hVIVO and the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. New research will explore the potential for new studies to accelerate development of a COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccine £33.6 million government investment will back the studies in partnership with Imperial College London, hVIVO and the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust a further £19.7 million will scale up capabilities to process blood [...]