12-minute Covid test expected to be available at Boots within weeks 

Boots is launching a coronavirus testing service with results in just 12 minutes. The high-speed test has proved 97 per cent accurate in trials and should be available within a fortnight. But the chain is also offering a 48-hour service from today and hopes 200 branches will have both tests by Christmas. Chief executive Sebastian … Read more 12-minute Covid test expected to be available at Boots within weeks 

‘Safe and effective’ Covid-19 vaccine could be ready by the end of November

 A ‘safe and effective,’ Covid-19 vaccine could be ready by the end of November according to senior Trump adviser Dr Anthony Fauci as the UK Government accelerates its own timetable for a mass roll-out of the jab for NHS workers to ensure they’re treated before Christmas.  An email sent by an NHS Trust chief revealed … Read more ‘Safe and effective’ Covid-19 vaccine could be ready by the end of November

Fury as it is revealed over 80s were not given potentially life-saving treatment during first wave

Elderly coronavirus patients were denied intensive care treatment on the NHS during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been claimed. Over 80s were not given potentially life-saving treatment because health chiefs were concerned the NHS would be overrun, according to reports. It has also been claimed documents called a ‘triage tool’, drawn up … Read more Fury as it is revealed over 80s were not given potentially life-saving treatment during first wave

Mother-of-two gave daughter’s bedroom magical makeover to create Harry Potter-themed space

A mother-of-two revealed how she gave her daughter her dream Harry Potter-themed bedroom for just £350.  Sophia Daly, 32, from Nottingham, was determined to create the perfect Potter paradise for her daughter who loves the magical series.  By up-cycling her daughter’s existing furniture and sourcing second-hand accessories from the Facebook Marketplace and eBay, Sophia, who … Read more Mother-of-two gave daughter’s bedroom magical makeover to create Harry Potter-themed space

Mother-of-two gave daughter’s bedroom magical makeover to create Harry Potter-themed space

A mother-of-two revealed how she gave her daughter her dream Harry Potter-themed bedroom for just £350.  Sophia Daly, 32, from Nottingham, was determined to create the perfect Potter paradise for her daughter who loves the magical series.  By up-cycling her daughter’s existing furniture and sourcing second-hand accessories from the Facebook Marketplace and eBay, Sophia, who … Read more Mother-of-two gave daughter’s bedroom magical makeover to create Harry Potter-themed space

‘Coronavirus vaccine in weeks’ for NHS workers

Plans are being drawn up for frontline NHS staff to receive a coronavirus vaccine within weeks, as the Government moves to accelerate the timetable for a mass roll-out. An email sent by an NHS Trust chief to his staff, seen by The Mail on Sunday, reveals the Health Service is preparing for a national vaccination … Read more ‘Coronavirus vaccine in weeks’ for NHS workers

Only one in ten stay at home for two weeks when told to self-isolate, Sage documents reveal

Only one in ten stay at home for two weeks when told to self-isolate, Sage documents reveal Of those in contact with positive Covid cases 10.9 per cent isolated for 14 days   Data collected from a sample of 31,000 people between March 2 and August 5  65 per cent said they intended to quarantine if … Read more Only one in ten stay at home for two weeks when told to self-isolate, Sage documents reveal

NHS tells hospitals not to cancel operations this winter unless ‘absolutely unavoidable’

Operations must not be cancelled this winter unless ‘absolutely unavoidable’, the NHS has ordered hospitals. Professor Stephen Powis, national medical director for NHS England, said last night that he was ‘determined’ that routine services keep running despite the second wave. But an investigation by this newspaper has found hospitals are already calling off operations, adding … Read more NHS tells hospitals not to cancel operations this winter unless ‘absolutely unavoidable’

Covid-hit Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi thanks NHS medics as she is discharged from hospital

Covid-hit Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi, 57, thanks ‘excellent’ NHS medics as she is discharged from hospital Shadow minister Yasmin Qureshi, 57, was discharged from hospital earlier today  Bolton MP was admitted to hospital on Saturday after receiving Covid diagnosis She had self-isolated with family at home until her condition started to decline   By Luke May … Read more Covid-hit Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi thanks NHS medics as she is discharged from hospital

Seven NHS trusts are already treating more Covid-19 patients than in April

Seven NHS trusts in England are already treating more coronavirus patients than they were at the peak of the first wave, statistics show as the country braces for five months of misery through winter.  But the silver lining is that, overall, total beds occupied by Covid-19 sufferers across the country are a third of what … Read more Seven NHS trusts are already treating more Covid-19 patients than in April