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Confirmatory PCR tests temporarily suspended for positive lateral flow tests

Confirmatory PCR tests temporarily suspended for positive lateral flow tests

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has confirmed that a PCR test is no longer required to confirm coronavirus if a positive lateral flow...
NHS App

NHS App reaches 22 million users in three years

Since its inception in December 2018, it has been revealed that over 22 million people have used the revolutionary NHS App. In its three-year existence,...
Over 90% of UK people have received their first Covid vaccine

Over 90% of UK people have received their first Covid vaccine

New data from the Department of Health and Social Care revealed that over 90% of the UK population aged over 12 has received their...
GP appointments

40% of GP appointments in England consist of ‘frequent attenders’

A novel study has revealed that ‘frequent attenders’ comprise around four in ten GP appointments in England, potentially exposing the reason behind the growing...
First Covid rapid test roll-out saw a 32% reduction in hospitalisations

First Covid rapid test roll-out saw a 32% reduction in hospitalisations

The latest analysis from Liverpool City Region’s Covid rapid test programme has revealed useful insights that will help policymakers, public health teams and the...
Covid booster vaccine

Over 50% of UK adults receive Covid booster vaccine

New statistics have revealed that over half of the adult population in the UK has now had their Covid booster vaccine. The UK Covid booster...
New report calls for improved depression treatment

New report calls for improved depression treatment

How can depression treatment be improved and what is medication and therapy resistance? A new study calls for more refined research for people experiencing...
Needle-free new Covid vaccine enters clinical trial

Needle-free new Covid vaccine enters clinical trial

The University of Cambridge has developed a new covid vaccine that is administered by a needle-free ‘injection’ – a blast of air that delivers...
UK economy

UK economy set to lose £3bn due to COVID-19 work changes

Novel research has estimated that the UK economy will lose around £3bn in the coming year due to changes in working behaviours. A new study...
England introducing new COVID guidelines to fight Omicron spread

England introducing new COVID guidelines to fight Omicron spread

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed new COVID guidelines in England as Omicron spreads quickly across the UK. New COVID guidelines will include the return...
Care home falls significantly reduced with intervention

Care home falls significantly reduced with intervention

A large study of care homes in the UK has found that a coordinated approach to fall prevention in care homes may reduce the...
New covid treatment cuts hospitalisation and death by 79%

New covid treatment cuts hospitalisation and death by 79%

The UK regulator, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), has authorised Xevudy (sotrovimab) as a covid treatment for people at high risk of...
First new covid variant cases found in UK

First new covid variant cases found in UK

Following overnight genome sequencing, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has confirmed three cases of the new covid variant, Omicron (B.1.1.529), in the UK...
New study shows that childhood obesity in England is at a record high

New study shows that childhood obesity in England is at a record high

The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) is the Government’s approach to tackling childhood obesity by measuring children in reception (age four to five) and year...
Ebola vaccine by University of Oxford to begin human trials

Ebola vaccine by University of Oxford to begin human trials

The University of Oxford has begun recruiting for a Phase I trial to test an Ebola vaccine in human volunteers against Zaire and Sudan...
UK healthcare

Preventing future pandemics requires UK healthcare system innovation

Leading healthcare boss Graham Ewart, CEO of Direct Healthcare Group (DHG), outlines the challenges faced by the UK’s healthcare system, and how improvements to...
cancer diagnosis

AI breast cancer diagnosis technology approved for UK and EU

The world's first Artificial Intelligence (AI) software that can accurately perform breast cancer diagnosis has received approval for implementation in the UK and EU. The...
life expectancy

Life expectancy in England declining long before the COVID-19 pandemic

A study conducted by Imperial College London has revealed that the life expectancy in England had  been falling in many regions of the country...
UK prescription cannabis recalled for containing toxic mould

UK prescription cannabis recalled that ‘may be contaminated with mould’

UK prescription cannabis supplier NOIDECS has recalled two batches of product and has advised patients not to use their prescription medicine after reports of...
Exploring the emerging UK CBD industry

Exploring the emerging UK CBD industry

In this article, Rick Brar, CEO of Brains Bioceutical, explores the emerging UK CBD industry. The last two years have seen the UK CBD market...

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