Domestic abuse cases soar as lockdown takes its toll

Domestic abuse cases soar as lockdown takes its toll. Some charities can no longer ‘effectively support’ women because of lockdown and staff sickness Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage More than half of survivors felt ‘not safe at all’. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA More than 25 organisations helping domestic violence victims have reported an increase in their caseload since the start of the UK’s coronavirus epidemic. One group, Chayn, said that analysis of online traffic showed that visitors to its website had more than [...]

Doctor with Covid-19 dies in Berlin flat after travelling from London

Doctor with Covid-19 dies in Berlin flat after travelling from London. Attempt to trace Ryanair passengers after man ignores instruction to self-isolate. Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The infected doctor travelled on a Ryanair flight between London and Berlin on 25 March, despite being told to go into quarantine, and died four days later. Photograph: Ronald Wittek/EPA A London-based doctor who ignored orders to self-isolate after showing Covid-19 symptoms has been found dead at his flat near Berlin, causing concern [...]

The pandemic toolkit parents need

The pandemic toolkit parents need. 8 expert tips to help families stay regulated. Our families will come out of this with greater personal strength and resilience as we practice self-care. Source: National Cancer Institute/Unsplash As Coronavirus spreads throughout the globe, we are surrounded by tragedy and uncertainty. We find ourselves navigating a terrain that changes daily. Work interruptions. Family disruptions. Health concerns. It appears no one is immune to an increase in stress and anxiety as we traverse into the unknown. On top of everything, parents are [...]

GPs contacting patients about ‘do not resuscitate’ forms

GPs contacting patients about ‘do not resuscitate’ forms. Over 80s and high-risk groups contacted about signing “do not attempt to resuscitate” forms Formal guidance says GPs should “proactively complete DNAR forms, in advance of a worsening spread of disease.” GPs are having the end of life conversations with their patients because of concerns over a lack of intensive care beds during the coronavirus crisis. Multiple GPs have told HSJ they are talking to patients who are older or in very high-risk groups about signing [...]

From ambulance to physio: what a Covid-19 NHS patient should expect

From ambulance to physio: what a Covid-19 NHS patient should expect. Medical staff wearing protective clothing take a patient off an ambulance at St Thomas’ hospital in London. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters Hospital and ambulance staff from paramedics to radiographers share their experiences on the front line Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Patients that need hospital treatment for coronavirus may need a team of NHS staff to help them through. Jessica Murray talks to the people who are key to such treatment – from first [...]