BBC News - Health
BBC News - Health
Coronavirus: NHS trust bosses not consulted over new face mask rules
6 Jun 2020 at 10:49am
Hospital bosses in England felt "in the dark" over changes to policies on face masks and visitors.
Coronavirus: Is R number balanced on knife edge?
6 Jun 2020 at 1:16am
There are concerns coronavirus might be starting to spread in parts of England again.
Wear masks in busy public places, WHO advice says
6 Jun 2020 at 3:58am
The World Health Organization changes its guidance saying masks can help stop the spread of the virus.
Coronavirus: Fully reopening schools 'could cause second wave'
5 Jun 2020 at 4:10pm
Scientists are concerned the test-and-trace system is not effective enough to prevent this.
Coronavirus: Care home residents face steep hike in fees
5 Jun 2020 at 4:44pm
Fee rises of more than £100 a week add "insult to injury" after the wave of infections, says Age UK.
Coronavirus: Malaria drug hydroxychloroquine 'does not save lives'
5 Jun 2020 at 8:03am
Hydroxychloroquine has become controversial but it is not a treatment for Covid, say Oxford researchers.
Virus cases down to 5,600 a day, household survey suggests
5 Jun 2020 at 4:41am
The estimate is based on swab tests of people living in 9,000 households in England.
Coronavirus: Dementia deaths up during pandemic
5 Jun 2020 at 2:50am
Deaths due to dementia rose in the first two months of the pandemic, official figures show.
'Tens of thousands' of heart procedures delayed by pandemic
4 Jun 2020 at 4:43pm
The backlog for care is putting people's lives at risk, says the British Heart Foundation.
Coronavirus: NHS contact-tracing app in place by end of month, says minister
5 Jun 2020 at 2:47am
The app will "be running as soon as we think it is robust", a government minister says.
Coronavirus: No return to 'business as usual' for dentists
4 Jun 2020 at 9:01pm
Practices in England can reopen from Monday, but many say they will not be ready.
Coronavirus: AstraZeneca to begin making potential vaccine
5 Jun 2020 at 1:12am
AstraZeneca says it could provide two billion doses of a potential vaccine, helped by backing from Bill Gates.
Coronavirus: Outbreak exercise showed ?clear gap? in readiness
4 Jun 2020 at 5:11pm
A 2018 MERS outbreak exercise in Scotland revealed concerns over protective gear, the BBC learns.
Coronavirus: Widen rules on where face coverings must be used, say UK doctors
5 Jun 2020 at 8:45am
The British Medical Association says coverings should be compulsory wherever distancing is impossible.
Vaccine summit exceeds target to raise almost £7bn
4 Jun 2020 at 11:40pm
At the UK-hosted summit, Boris Johnson said up to eight millions lives will be saved by the funding.