BBC News - Health
BBC News - Health
'Record number' of Covid intensive care patients transferred
22 Jan 2021 at 6:26am
Around one in 10 patients admitted to intensive care is now being sent to a different hospital.
Coronavirus: UK R number 'between 0.8 and 1'
22 Jan 2021 at 6:46am
But the proportion of cases apparently caused by the new variant appear to be rising in most of the UK.
Covid in Scotland: More than 400 care homes investigated over deaths
22 Jan 2021 at 7:20am
A special unit set up by the Crown Office is looking into Covid deaths involving 474 care homes across Scotland.
Covid: How a £20 gadget could save lives
21 Jan 2021 at 5:11am
Doctors say people should buy a pulse oximeter to monitor their oxygen levels at home.
Covid-19: Scientists challenge 'flawed' lateral flow tests report
21 Jan 2021 at 8:06am
They say the devices, which are used in local councils, have a key role to play in the battle against Covid.
Covid: Nearly 2m UK people got first Covid vaccine in last week
21 Jan 2021 at 5:01am
Around 200 vaccines are being given every minute, the health secretary tells the Commons.
Covid: Infections 'must be brought down' to help NHS
21 Jan 2021 at 1:32am
Researchers warn that unless something changes, hospitals will continue facing significant pressure.
Rollout of daily testing of close contacts paused in English schools
20 Jan 2021 at 8:03am
More work is needed to understand its benefits in schools in England given the new variant, health officials say.
Covid smear-test delays prompt calls for home HPV tests
20 Jan 2021 at 12:39am
Delays to smear tests in lockdown prompt cervical cancer charities to call for home-testing kits.
Covid: 'Sharp drop' in heart-attack hospital admissions
19 Jan 2021 at 5:26pm
Some people who need urgent help appear to be staying away, as in the first peak, say researchers.
NHS Tavistock child gender clinic rated 'inadequate'
19 Jan 2021 at 6:05pm
Services and waiting times must improve at the NHS's child gender-identity service, inspectors say.
Birmingham and Nottinghamshire trusts offer 24-hour Covid vaccines
20 Jan 2021 at 4:18am
The vaccines will be offered to existing high-priority groups and hospital staff on night shifts.
Monklands ICU staff are 'physically and emotionally' drained
19 Jan 2021 at 10:03pm
The BBC's James Cook returns to Monklands Hospital eight months on to find the staff struggling against the odds.
Covid: Positive antibody tests doubled since autumn
19 Jan 2021 at 4:54am
Some 10% of the UK population is showing signs of recent infection, a doubling since October, says ONS.
Cannock mum developed cancer after wrong smear result
20 Jan 2021 at 2:39am
A hospital apologises to Rachael Foley after she underwent a hysterectomy following the error.