Latest Health News

UK coronavirus measures ‘making a difference’

People are heeding the advice to stay at home to keep pressure off the NHS, and there are early signs that it is working, says the UK’s chief scientific advisor. Sir Patrick ...

Coronavirus: Six months before UK ‘returns to normal’ – deputy chief medical officer

Media playback is unsupported on your device It could be six months before life in the UK returns to “normal”, England’s deputy chief medical officer ...

How the UK’s coronavirus epidemic compares to other countries

Deaths and confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK have been doubling every three days, and on Friday the country experienced its biggest increase in deaths so far. Models of the ...

Health workers on frontline to be tested in England

Media playback is unsupported on your device Health workers on the frontline in England will start being tested this weekend to see if they have coronavirus, the government ...

Coronavirus: Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive

Media playback is unsupported on your device Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating in Downing Street. He said he had mild symptoms ...

Clap for Carers: UK in ’emotional’ tribute to NHS and care workers

Media playback is unsupported on your device People around the UK have taken part in a so-called “Clap for Carers” tribute, saluting NHS and care workers ...

Coronavirus: UK deaths rise by more than 100 in a day

The number of people in the UK who have died with coronavirus has jumped by more than 100 in a day for the first time. The death toll has risen from 475 to 578, health officials have ...

Coronavirus: NHS uses tech giants to plan crisis response

Data collected gathered via the NHS’s 111 telephone service is to be mixed with other sources to help predict where ventilators, hospital beds, and medical staff will be most ...

Coronavirus: Dentists to help staff new hospitals

An army of dentists is being redeployed to join the front-line fight against Covid-19 after non-urgent dentistry was suspended amid the virus pandemic. The Chief Dental Office for ...

Coronavirus: Can I get tested to see if I have Covid-19?

The UK government wants to increase the number of people tested for coronavirus. Currently, about 6,000 people are tested daily. But by the end of March it wants to test 10,000 people ...