Coronavirus: School and GP surgery shut as new UK cases confirmed

Coronavirus: School and GP surgery shut as new UK cases confirmed. A primary school and a GP surgery announce they have closed because of a confirmed case of coronavirus. Burbage Primary School in Buxton, Derbyshire says it is closed because a pupil's parent has tested positive for COVID-19 A primary school and a GP surgery have closed as two people who returned from Italy and Tenerife have tested positive for coronavirus in England. The head teacher of Burbage Primary in Buxton, Derbyshire, which [...]

Coronavirus: Airlift for Britons trapped in China ‘under review’

Coronavirus: Airlift for Britons trapped in China 'under review' AFP/GETTYImage captionThe virus originated in Wuhan City, Hubei province, and has infected 2,000 people since its discovery An airlift for Britons stuck in China's Hubei province by the coronavirus outbreak is being kept "under review", the government has said. Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay told Andrew Marr it was a "fast-moving situation" and the Foreign Office was working with Chinese authorities. Updated Foreign Office guidance has warned against all travel to Hubei province - where the [...]

One in six GP practices have closed or merged under NHS England

One in six GP practices have closed or merged under NHS England. One in six GP practices covering 5.4m patients have closed or merged since NHS England became operational in April 2013, analysis by GP online shows. Practice closures (Photo: Karl Tapales/Getty Images) The figures suggest that nearly 10% of the registered population at that time have seen their practice merge or close in just over six and a half years since NHS England began. Of the 8,106 GP practices listed in NHS Digital [...]

Life-saving drugs to be made available to patients in Wales

Life-saving drugs to be made available to patients in Wales. Jack Sargeant AM and Bethan Sayed AM. AN ASSEMBLY Member has welcomed a ‘breakthrough’ announcement for life-changing medication. Jack Sargeant, AM for Alyn and Deeside has previously campaigned alongside the Cystic Fibrosis Trust for medication to be made available for patients. The recent announcement made by Welsh Government, said that patients in Wales will soon be able to access Orkambi and Symkevi – Cystic Fibrosis medications. He told the Leader: “This is the news [...]

Man’s overdose death prompts changes to 999 software

Man’s overdose death prompts changes to 999 software NHS Pathways triaging system unable to recognise more severe overdose cases, warns coroner NHS Digital confirms changes being made to highlight higher risk overdose patients within Pathways Changes follow inquest of 49-year-old Allan Davies who died from an accidental overdose in February this year Changes are being made to the NHS 999 and 111 triage software after it was criticised for failing to determine the urgency of overdose cases based on type of drug taken. A [...]