More than 4.5 million people missed out on hospital treatment in England last year due to the disruption to the NHS caused by Covid, with growing numbers turning to crowdfunding to pay for cancer drugs and operations.
The number of patients having planned surgery such as a joint replacement... read more
Team GBâs athletes at the Olympic Games this summer will be powered by 45,000 teabags, more than 7,000 bags of crisps and nearly 8,000 porridge pots, the Guardian can reveal.
More than 50 Brompton bikes are also being shipped to Tokyo to help athletes get around the Olympic village and keep... read more
onathan Evans, the chair of the government’s committee on standards in public life, recently reflected on suggestions that Britain had entered a “post-Nolan” age. The reference was to the seven guiding principles of public service set out by Lord Nolan in 1995: selflessness,... read more
his week the French national assembly voted to ban domestic flights on routes that could be travelled via train in under two and a half hours. The new rule, which is the result of a French citizensâ climate convention established by Emmanuel Macron in response to the gilets jaunes ... read more
The NHS’s booking website allowing people aged 45 and over to schedule their coronavirus vaccination initially crashed, moments after it was opened.
The website appeared to go down just after slots were made available. Users were met with the message: “The NHS website is currently... read more
Nicola Sturgeon has accelerated the relaxation of restrictions on travel and outdoor meetings as she said Covid was “in retreat” in Scotland.
Announcing the changes, which will allow Scots to meet up with family and friends across the country outside in larger groups, the first minister said... read more
arie Scully was alarmed and puzzled. “It didn’t make sense,” she said. The consultant haematologist at University College London hospital (UCLH) had seen patients with blood clots in the brain and low platelets before and, although it was unusual, she always knew why. But there was... read more
Celebration was in the air as England welcomed the return of outdoor drinking and dining on Monday, but the easing of lockdown was also met with concerns about a lack of social distancing, and a wider sense of nervousness within the hospitality sector as businesses tried to operate at significantly... read more
The number of suicides did not increase in the early months of the Covid pandemic, at least in wealthy countries, researchers have found.
This month the Royal College of Psychiatrists warned the NHS was struggling to cope with demand for mental health support, noting that record numbers of... read more
The government has said the decision by Johnson & Johnson to delay the supply of its Covid vaccine to Europe, while the US investigates reports of six cases of unusual blood clots in young women who have had the jab, will not derail the UK’s vaccination programme.
That reflects well on the... read more