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Meet Indian-origin doctor who helped catch UK nurse guilty of killing 7 newborns

Dr Ravi Jayaram is a UK-born Indian-origin consultant paediatrician at the Countess of Chester Hospital in northern England.

Dr Ravi Jayaram, a UK-born Indian-origin consultant paediatrician
Updated on Aug 19, 2023 12:19 PM IST

'No beds…not enough doctors': What's happening at UK hospitals?

The situation is being described as the worst crisis since the NHS was set up in 1948, with a particular focus on accident and emergency (A&E) but which also includes longer waiting times for other appointments and treatment.

Nurses across England began two days of strikes over pay, threatening fresh disruption for patients in the creaking state-run NHS. (AFP)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 10:57 PM IST

Sunak tells leaders a bold approach will fix National Health Service: Report

Rishi Sunak hosted a “recovery forum” of health professionals and officials at Downing Street on Saturday that was first announced last night to address issues including improving emergency treatment and speeding up social-care discharge.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.(Reuters)
Published on Jan 08, 2023 05:16 AM IST
Bloomberg |

Rishi Sunak: British Prime Minister in waiting?

The UK-born son of a pharmacist mother and a National Health Service (NHS) general practitioner (GP) father is an Oxford University and Stanford graduate. 

Rishi Sunak made history in February 2020 when he was appointed to the most important UK Cabinet post. (REUTERS)
Published on Jan 14, 2022 09:45 PM IST
PTI | , London

High-grade FFP3 masks can provide up to 100% protection against Covid-19: Study

The study showed a significant drop in infections among frontline hospital staff after their face masks were upgraded from fluid resistant surgical masks to FFP3 respirators.

In December 2020, the UK hospital upgraded its respiratory protective equipment to FFP3 respirators.(Credit: CUH NHS Foundation Trust)
Published on Jun 29, 2021 05:28 PM IST
By | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

UK may ask NHS workers to take vaccine against Covid-19, opposition up in arms

Nadhim Zahawi, the UK's vaccine minister, told Sky News on Sunday that officials were considering the move in hopes of preventing medical workers from spreading Covid-19 to their patients.

A National Health Service (NHS) Covid-19 vaccine centre
Published on May 30, 2021 10:23 PM IST
AP |

UK reducing size of NHS contact tracing workforce as Covid-19 cases fall

The statement did not specify by how much the staff is being reduced. It said that NHS Test and Trace has contacted almost 10 million people since it began.

A NHS 'test and trace' worker moves a sign at a drive through/walk up Covid-19 testing facility in Moston, geater Manchester. (AFP)
Published on May 01, 2021 05:26 AM IST
Reuters | , London

UK to use a National Health Service phone app as vaccine passport

So-called vaccine passports could range from a digital certificate with a scannable QR code in the European Union, to a National Health Service (NHS) phone app in the United Kingdom, or a humble piece of paper in some other countries.

UK to use a National Health Service phone app as vaccine passport(Twitter/Zuhlke_UK)
Updated on Apr 28, 2021 05:23 PM IST
Reuters |

Picasso, Miro as well as Banksy's painting tribute to Britain's NHS up for sale

Christie's 20th Century Art sale in London on March 23 to auction Picasso's 'Femme nue couchée au collier', Joan Miro's 'Peinture' as well as elusive British street artist - Banksy's 'Game Changer' among other artworks

Picasso, Miro as well as Banksy's painting tribute to Britain's NHS up for sale(Twitter/OnlineDanas)
Updated on Mar 17, 2021 09:28 AM IST
Reuters |

Three local UK companies to make rapid Covid-19 tests: Report

The companies will produce as many as two million lateral flow devices a week for the country, according to the report.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson watches as nurse Rebecca Cathersides administers the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Lyn Wheeler at Guy's Hospital in London.(AP)
Published on Feb 07, 2021 02:27 PM IST
Bloomberg |

UK launches new global platform to track new Covid-19 variants

Countries will be offered UK capacity to analyse new strains of the virus through the launch of the platform led by Public Health England (PHE).

Published on Jan 26, 2021 07:45 PM IST
PTI | , London

NHS England plans to vaccinate frontline staff against Covid in next few weeks

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the NHS was under severe strain, as Britain recorded its highest daily death toll on Friday and London hospitals were at the risk of being overwhelmed.

Britain has the world's fifth-highest Covid-19 death toll at nearly 80,000, and the 1,325 deaths reported within 28 days of a positive test on Friday surpassed April's record.(Bloomberg representative image)
Published on Jan 09, 2021 10:08 AM IST
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