Coronavirus response could create ‘very serious unintended consequences’

Coronavirus response could create 'very serious unintended consequences. Non-coronavirus patients at serious risk due to a huge focus on fighting virus NHSE tasked with identifying risk groups and building an intervention plan News follows a major slump in A&E attendances especially of heart-related cases National NHS leaders are to take action over growing fears that the “unintended consequences” of focusing so heavily on tackling Covid-19 could do more harm than the virus, HSJ has learned. NHS England analysts have been tasked with the challenging task of [...]

Coronavirus: Calls to National Domestic Abuse Helpline rise by 25% in lockdown

Coronavirus: Calls to National Domestic Abuse Helpline rise by 25% in lockdown. The charity Refuge says visits to its website have gone up by 150% compared with a month earlier. The charity say domestic abuse can be physical and psychological There has been a 25% rise in phone calls to the National Domestic Abuse Helpline in a five-day period in the coronavirus lockdown, according to the support charity Refuge. The organisation reported the increase in calls during the week beginning 30 March, seven [...]

How GCSEs, AS & A levels will be awarded in summer 2020

How GCSEs, AS & A levels will be awarded in summer 2020. Ofqual sets out details for schools, colleges, students, parents & carers on how GCSEs and A levels will be awarded following the cancellation of this year's exams. Since the Secretary of State for Education announced that the 2020 exam series in England would be cancelled to help fight the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have worked at speed to develop a process which fairly recognises students’ work and makes [...]

Coronavirus: The NHS workers wearing bin bags as protection

Coronavirus: The NHS workers wearing bin bags as protection. As the death toll from coronavirus continues to climb, hospitals across the UK are working flat out to create more intensive care beds for those who are critically ill. Speaking to the BBC, one intensive care doctor describes the crippling reality of a lack of support and equipment faced by some health-care workers in England. Several healthcare workers in England have told the BBC of a lack of equipment in their hospitals. [...]

Coronavirus: Thirteen Glasgow care home residents die in one week

Coronavirus: Thirteen Glasgow care home residents die in one week. GETTY IMAGES - Two members of staff at Burlington Court care home have tested positive for Covid-19 Thirteen residents at a Glasgow care home have died in one week following a suspected outbreak of coronavirus. Staff at Burlington Court Care Home, Cranhill, said they were "closely monitoring" the health of other people in their care and that "strict protocols" were in place. All of the deceased residents had underlying health conditions and their [...]