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March 2023
# Covid-19
UK ministers reportedly considered culling pet cats at start of pandemic over health fears
‘What we shouldn’t forget is how little we understood about this disease,’ a former UK Health Department deputy told Channel 4 News.
This year
Fake psychiatrist who worked in Northern Ireland for NHS began to 'believe her own lie'
Zholia Alemi was jailed for seven years today after being found guilty of using a forged medical degree certificate to get a number of NHS jobs.
UK faces 'hugely disrupted day' as biggest strike action in NHS history takes place
Nurses and ambulance staff are walking out together for the first time.
Sunak refuses to say if he has private healthcare amid NHS queue crisis
The UK Prime Minister said his own health provisions was a ‘distraction from what the real issue is’.
# nhs strikes
UK government urged to reopen pay talks as NHS strikes continue
Ambulance staff and nurses are to go on strike in the coming weeks due to pay disputes.
Last year
# Ambulance workers
NHS disruption from UK strikes likely to continue into coming days health leaders say
NHS Providers said there had been ‘varying levels of disruption’ across the UK as nurses and ambulance drivers strike.
# NHS Strike
Nurses across Northern Ireland strike over pay and safe staffing levels
Thousands of nurses across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are joining the biggest strike in the history of the NHS.
# rmt union
UK minister says deals to match inflation are unaffordable as nursing and rail strike loom
British Transport Secretary Mark Harper said there ‘simply isn’t the money’.
# Mental Health
Online gambling causing surge of suicidal young men in A&E, NHS clinic says
Earlier this year the NHS stopped taking cash from the gambling industry for the treatment of people suffering addiction
# Healthcare
NHS sets up 'war rooms' to cope with difficult winter
Britain’s health service is preparing for a winter of flu, Covid and record staff vacancies
# UK
Archie Battersbee’s life support to be withdrawn on Saturday morning
The 12-year-old has been in a coma since he was found unconscious by his mother in April.
# Archie Battersbee
UK court upholds decision to withdraw 12-year-old's life sustaining treatment
Archie was found unconscious at his home by his mother on 7 April and has not regained consciousness since.
# Tobacco
Increase minimum age for cigarettes each year until no-one can buy them, UK govt advised
Dr Javed Khan issued four critical ‘must-dos’ for the UK Government to act upon immediately.
# Health
Two more monkeypox cases confirmed in England
The cases are not linked to a previously confirmed case in England announced on 7 May.
Over 200 babies ‘could have survived’ if an NHS trust provided better care, report finds
The Ockenden inquiry is the largest into a single NHS service.
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# must be jabbed
England to introduce mandatory vaccination for frontline NHS staff, effective from 1 April
UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid announced the move today.
# test and trace
NHS Test and Trace programme ‘has failed on main objective’, report finds
MPs have been heavily critical of the programme in the report.
People in England aged 33 and 32 can book their Covid-19 vaccine from today
The NHS is urging everyone who is eligible to take up their jab at one of the 1,600 locations across the country.
One in five adults under 70 in England given first Covid jab - NHS
An estimated 20.3% of people aged 16 to 69 had received their first jab as of 21 February.
# Coronavirus
Tom Moore, the 100-year-old who raised £32 million for NHS, in hospital with Covid-19
Boris Johnson is among those to send good wishes to the charity fundraiser.
# Coronavirus
Johnson warns more lives will be lost as UK records deadliest day of pandemic
Boris Johnson said ‘the light will only really begin to dawn as we get those vaccinations out’.
# Vaccination
Football stadium and conference centre among venues as England opens up its mass vaccination hubs
Seven mass vaccination centres opened across England today.
# England
London mayor declares ‘major incident’ with Covid-19 spread ‘out of control’
Sadiq Khan said that in some parts of London, one person in 20 now has Covid-19.
# Coronavirus
'Extreme concern': UK reports another record number of new Covid infections
It’s up more than 10,000 on the record set yesterday.
# factcheck
FactCheck: No, it is not true that only people with pre-existing conditions have died from Covid-19 in the UK
A post on social media has falsely claimed that the NHS confirmed no Covid-19 deaths occurred among people without a pre-existing condition.
# Health
Cross-border co-operation on Covid-19 raises hopes for all-island healthcare system amid Brexit fears
For years, cross-border healthcare has been slowly and tentatively developing. Now Brexit poses a threat.
# Winter
UK at coronavirus ‘tipping point’ with risk of 50,000 daily cases by mid-October
Boris Johnson is expected to announce new measures to curb the spread of the virus tomorrow.
# restrictions
North introduces limits on household indoor gatherings to tackle Covid-19 spike
The new measures were announced this evening by the First and Deputy First Ministers.
# Role Models
Tyrone midwife on cover of British Vogue: 'I imagine my mum will be in Tesco buying all the copies she can'
Rachel Millar had no idea she’d be on the cover when a photographer came to the hospital she works in a few weeks ago.
Shay Given heads up group to source PPE for frontline healthcare staff 'working to save our lives'
The not for profit will use funds raised to manufacture masks approved for use in the NHS.
# Covid-19
Boris Johnson promises 'comprehensive plan' in first press conference since recovering from Covid-19
The plan is to include ways in which people might travel to work and how children can go back to school or into childcare
# Coronavirus
'I'm one of the lucky ones': Belfast solicitor speaks of Covid-19 recovery after 16-day coma
Niall Murphy spent 16 days in an induced coma, and another man Mark Burke was told he had 24 hours to live.
# Covid-19
99-year-old raises £12m for NHS and funds pour in for family of pregnant nurse who died
Captain Tom Moore, who will turn 100 later this month, is walking laps of his garden to raise money for healthcare workers.
# up to 3 april
New official data says death toll from Covid-19 in England is 15% higher than NHS figures
The Office for National Statistics figures are based on all mentions of Covid-19 on a death certificate, unlike those compiled by the NHS.
# Covid-19
Johnson praises NHS for saving his life as nurses told to refuse to work 'as last resort' over PPE
More than 20 NHS staff are believed to have died from Covid-19.
# Climbing
Covid-19: 881 more deaths in the UK as death toll approaches 8,000
The 881 new deaths is fewer than the rise of 938 that was reported yesterday.
# Coronavirus
Premier League stars launch #PlayersTogether fund to help NHS
Top-flight professionals had come under fire over the last week.
# empathy
Jurgen Klopp cried watching hospital staff singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’
The Liverpool boss paid tribute to health workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
# Helping out
Chelsea provide free accommodation for NHS staff at Stamford Bridge hotel
The Premier League club have offered medical professionals rooms to stay in as they fight the coronavirus pandemic.
# England
Two cases of coronavirus confirmed in England
The two patients are members of the same family.