Coronavirus: Data shows cases in England falling

Image copyright Getty Images Two reports charting coronavirus cases in England show the number of people in the community with the disease is falling. The Office for National Statistics estimates one in 3,900 people have Covid – 0.03% of the population, down from one in 2,200 the previous week. And …

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Coronavirus: Asymptomatic testing for taxi drivers and cleaners

Image copyright Getty Images People in “high-contact” professions, such as taxi drivers, sales assistants, pharmacists and cleaners are to be able to get tested for coronavirus even if they don’t have symptoms. The NHS said employers including Addison Lee and Boots will take part. Care workers and some NHS staff …

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Nurse and midwife numbers jump by record amount

Image copyright PA Record numbers of nurses and midwives have registered to work in the UK with 18,000 more than a year ago. By the end of March, there were 716,600 nurses, midwives and nurse associates on the register, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Despite this the NMC …

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Care homes face staffing ‘black hole’ with new immigration bill

Image copyright Reuters Care homes could face a staffing “black hole” because of the impact of the government’s immigration bill, care leaders have warned. The Cavendish Coalition – which represents UK health and social care groups – says it is gravely concerned. The current proposals would not allow enough overseas …

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