NHS unveils blueprint to tackle Covid vaccine hesitancy among BAME Brits

The NHS has unveiled its ‘blueprint’ to improve coronavirus vaccine uptake among ethnic minority groups.   Local faith and community leaders team up with doctors to host online virtual events where they will answer questions and address concerns people have about the jabs.  They will also distribute leaflets in 20 languages – including Arabic, Punjabi and … Read more

Covid UK: More than 60,000 students apply for nursing courses

More than 60,000 students have applied to study nursing as the coronavirus crisis drives tens of thousands to ‘safer’ and secure careers including medicine, engineering and architecture.  Sign ups for courses in nursing surged by almost a third (32 per cent) this year to a total of 60,130 applicants, according to the Universities and Colleges … Read more

Spain and US ‘will be next to go on the red list’ of countries

Passengers arriving from Spain and the US could soon be added to the UK’s ‘red list’ of countries as officials consider the risk of new variants from the two countries. Officials at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) will decide this week if those arriving from the two countries should isolate for ten days … Read more

Record number seek to study nursing after being inspired by NHS heroics during Covid-19 heroics

Boost for NHS as 60,000 people apply to be nurses: Record number seek medical training after being inspired by staff heroics during Covid-19 pandemic Sign ups rose by 32 per cent this year to a total of 60,130 applicants, says UCAS Number of those opting for nursing straight after leaving school has increased by 27 … Read more

The Queen ‘feels genuine loss for Captain Sir Tom Moore’

Captain Sir Tom Moore’s daughter today revealed the family received a ‘lovely letter for the Queen’ following his death, adding that the monarch felt ‘genuine loss’. Hannah Ingram-Moore said the Queen and her 100-year-old father, who raised nearly £33million for NHS charities by walking laps of his garden, were ‘two similar souls’. She joked that … Read more

New Covid vaccines could be made in 40 DAYS, taskforce chief says

New Covid vaccines could be made in just 40 days if they were needed to tackle mutated versions of the virus, the UK’s taskforce chief has said. Dr Clive Dix, who took over from Kate Bingham as head of the UK’s vaccine squad, said it would take a maximum of 60 days to get new … Read more

Boris confirms pubs WILL be last to open amid furious backlash from MPs

Boris Johnson today suggested pubs, bars and restaurants will be the final parts of the UK economy allowed to fully reopen under his lockdown exit strategy as the PM faced a growing Tory backlash over the roadmap.  The Prime Minister said his plans, which he will unveil on Monday, will be ‘based firmly on a … Read more

Covid quarantine UK: Returning midwife forced to isolate in London

What are the rules for entering Britain?  You cannot enter the UK if you’ve been in or through a country on the banned travel list (known as the ‘red list’) in the last 10 days, unless you’re British, Irish or you have the right to live in the UK You must either quarantine where you’re … Read more

Corrie’s Sally Dynevor, 57, reveals she’s had her COVID jab

Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor revealed she has received the coronavirus vaccine and voiced her gratitude to NHS staff for their hard work. The actress, 57, has praised the health service for everything they do after she underwent the first of her two COVID-19 jabs on Tuesday. Sally, who has played Sally Metcalfe on the … Read more

Hospital bosses call for lockdown until SUMMER because cases need to drop tenfold

Chris Hopson, chief executive of NHS Providers, said today lockdown cannot be lifted before summer because coronavirus infections need to plunge tenfold Lifting lockdown before the end of May is too dangerous and Covid cases need to plunge ten-fold before it is safe for society to reopen, NHS bosses have warned in a gloomy letter to the … Read more