NHS staff put under pressure as they are urged to look after up to six patients in intensive care as opposed to the usual one patient. The guidelines have been relaxed due to a lack of staff but there are concerns this will reduce the quality of care.
NHS 111 gives out wrong advice on coronavirus
The government has admitted that NHS 111’s online service has been giving the wrong advice to travellers returning from Italy. Public Health have now advised that all people returning from Italy will need to self-isolate at home for 14 days.
Budget 2020: Plans to be unveiled amid coronavrius pressures
The government will unveil its first budget for 2020 amid continued pressure surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. More than £600bn for infrastructure projects over five years and extra money for sorting potholes have already been revealed.
Coronavirus: Health Minster tests positive
Nadine Dorries has tested positive for coronavirus and has taken all the necessary precautions and is self-isolating at home.
Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust will return £1m
The Trust will be repaying the £1m in light of the ongoing independent review of the Trust.
Letter to Boris Johnson demanding action for maternity safety training
A letter backed by more than 20 senior leaders of the NHS including Donna Ockenden handed to the PM to reinstate the maternity safety training national fund.
Coronavirus: Doctors and Nurses have been informed rules can be broken during outbreak
NHS staff will be allowed to break normal rules on patient treatment during the outbreak.
Epidurals are being refused to women in labour
A government inquiry has found that official guidelines are being breached as epidurals are being refused to women in labour. The Health Minister has confirmed she will write to all heads and Directors of midwifery and medical directors at all NHS trusts to remind them of the guidelines and to ensure they are being followed.
Cases of Coronavirus jumps to 87 in the UK
The UK has seen its biggest day-on-day increase in coronavirus cases. The 36 new patients had recently travelled to countries affected by coronavirus or had been infected by others who had travelled to affected countries.
NMC reassures nurses on combatting coronavirus
A joint statement by the NMC and 10 other health regulators expressing their understanding that if an outbreak of coronavrius happens in the UK that health professionals will be forced to make changes to their practice.
Health Secretary asking MPs for solutions on the adult social care crisis
The Health Secretary has asked MPs and Peers for their views on the best way going forward in the adult social care sector. The Health Secretary has asked all politicians in Westminster to urge them to share their concerns, views and proposed solutions on how the care is organised and funded.
Global Health Leaders Coronavirus Fears for Nurses
Barriers preventing nurses from receiving the right personal protective equipment to protect them catching coronavirus must be removed, one of the world’s most senior doctors have stated. The World Health Professions Alliance fears that nurses may die due to shortage of personal protective equipment in the UK.