Latvia: Health System Review.
Authors: Behmane D, Dudele A, Villerusa A, Misins J, Klavina K, Mozgis D, Scarpetti G Abstract This analysis of the Latvian health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. After regaining independence in 1991, Latvia experimented with a social health insurance type system. However, to overcome decentralization and fragmentation of the system, the National Health Service (NHS) was established in 2011 with universal population coverage. More recently, reforms in 2017 proposed the introduction of a Compulso...
Source: Health systems in transition - August 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

KEEP ON KILLING: UK health officials ordered care homes to place "do not resuscitate" orders on ALL residents
(Natural News) A chilling new report states the National Health Service — the national healthcare system of the U.K. — ordered care homes across the country to place their residents under “do not resuscitate” (DNR) orders at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Queen’s Nursing Institute, officials of the NHS pressured around one in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spill over effects of inpatient bed capacity on accident and emergency performance in England - Friebel R, Juarez RM.
The English National Health Service (NHS) has failed to meet the four-hour waiting time target to admit, transfer or discharge 95 per cent of patients attending Accident and Emergency Departments (A&E) since 2013. A growing number of patients requiring inp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

COVID-19 scenario modelling for the mitigation of capacity-dependent deaths in intensive care
Managing healthcare demand and capacity is especially difficult in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, where limited intensive care resources can be overwhelmed by a large number of cases requiring admission in a short space of time. If patients are unable to access this specialist resource, then death is a likely outcome. In appreciating these'capacity-dependent'deaths, this paper reports on the clinically-led development of a stochastic discrete event simulation model designed to capture the key dynamics of the intensive care admissions process for COVID-19 patients. With application to a large public hospital in Engla...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How do aggression source, employee characteristics and organisational response impact the relationship between workplace aggression and work and health outcomes in healthcare employees? A cross-sectional analysis of the National Health Service staff survey in England - Cheng S, Dawson J, Thamby J, Liaw WR, King EB.
OBJECTIVES: To examine the prevalence of aggression in healthcare and its association with employees' turnover intentions, health and engagement, as well as how these effects differ based on aggression source (patients vs colleagues), employee characterist... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Neglected, Sacrificed: Older Persons During the COVID19 Pandemic
Credit: United NationsBy Isabel OrtizNEW YORK, Jul 28 2020 (IPS)   Failing to help those in most need COVID19 is devastating on older persons. The numbers are staggering, more than 80 percent of the fatalities due to coronavirus in the US and East Asia occurred among adults aged 65 and over. In Europe and Australia, the figures are even higher, 94 and 97 per cent of the deaths were persons aged 60 and over. However, when contagions spread, older persons were denied access to beds and ventilators, despite being the most vulnerable group. Human rights experts were alarmed by the decisions made around the use of scarce ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Isabel Ortiz Tags: Crime & Justice Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Investigating the deaths of healthcare and social care workers who died after contracting coronavirus, NHS England (published 27th July 2020)
On 29 May 2020 the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care wrote to the Chair of the Health and Social Care Select Committee to describe the process for medical examiner review of health and social care worker deaths from COVID-19. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued emergency Directions under Secretary of State powers conferred by section 253 of the National Health Service Act 2006. These require NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts to co-operate with each other and others providing NHS services to ensure that medical examiners are available to prioritise the scrutiny of health and social care...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHSC New Site Application Deadline Extended to August 4
The deadline for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) New Site Application has been extended to August 4, 2020. This application is open to eligible healthcare facilities that would like to be NHSC-approved sites, which provide outpatient, primary health care services to people in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - July 20, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Health Resources and Services Administration's National Health Service Corps New Site Application Cycle - Deadline Extended
The deadline for the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) New Site Application has been extended to August 4, 2020. This application is open to eligible healthcare facilities that would like to be NHSC-approved sites, which provide outpatient, primary healthcare services to people in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - July 20, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Embedding an evidence-based model for suicide prevention in the National Health Service: a service improvement initiative - Brown S, Iqbal Z, Burbidge F, Sajjad A, Reeve M, Ayres V, Melling R, Jobes D.
Despite the improved understanding of the determinants of suicide over recent decades, the mean suicide rate within the United Kingdom (UK) has remained at 10 per 100,000 per annum, with about 28% accessing mental health services in the 12 months prior to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

COVID-19 & Why We Care
This article originally appeared in the UN Academic Impact Weekly Newsletter academicimpact@un.org The post COVID-19 & Why We Care appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: Ramu Damodaran is Chief, United Nations Academic Impact* The post COVID-19 & Why We Care appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ramu Damodaram Tags: Aid Development & Aid Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

UK report: Medical treatments caused many 'avoidable harm'
A scathing review into long-running scandals at Britain's National Health Service has found that hundreds of women and their babies suffered “avoidable harm” because officials ignored serious concerns raised about some medical treatments (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UK pays tribute to National Health Service on 72nd birthday
People across the U.K. joined in a round of applause to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the formation of the free-to-use National Health Service, undoubtedly the country’s most cherished institution (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

NHS number: How do I find my NHS number?
YOUR NHS number helps National Health Service staff and service providers to identify you. How do I find my NHS number? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HRSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Application and Other Forms Used by the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program (SP), the NHSC Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP), and the Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program (NHHSP), OMB No. 0915-0146-Revision
The Health Resources and Services Administration is seeking comment on changes to forms used to collect information on applicants to the National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program, Students to Service Loan Repayment Program, and Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program. Comments are due by July 15, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - June 15, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Become NHSC-Approved and Recruit Health Care Professionals with Loan Repayment Incentives
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) announced they are accepting applications from healthcare facilities to become NHSC approved sites. Includes information on the benefits of a NHSC membership and encourages facilities that provide substance use disorder (SUD) treatment to apply. Applications are due July 21, 2020. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - June 15, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Contact tracing app of UK's NHS almost ready: The Times
The track and trace smartphone app of Britain's National Health Service (NHS), which is meant to help keep the novel coronavirus outbreak under control, will be ready for launch in time for the next lifting of lockdown restrictions at the start of July, The Times newspaper reported. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Abbott Lands IgG Antibody Testing Contract with U.K. Government
Abbott Laboratories is slated to provide millions of IgG lab-based antibody tests to U.K. government in the latest chapter of the COVID-19 story. The Abbott Park, IL-based company has already shipped 800,000 tests to National Health Service (NHS) laboratories across the U.K. Abbott said its SARS-CoV-2 IgG will be available on its ARCHITECT i1000SR and i2000SR and Alinity i laboratory instruments. As one of the most widely used laboratory systems in the world, the ARCHITECT system can run up to 100 to 200 tests per hour to help hospitals and laboratories with reliable antibody testing during the pandemic. The company said t...
Source: MDDI - May 22, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: COVID-19 IVD Source Type: news

COVID-19 Has Blown Away the Myth About ‘ First ’ and ‘ Third ’ World Competence
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post COVID-19 Has Blown Away the Myth About ‘First’ and ‘Third’ World Competence appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Coronavirus Source Type: news

New appointments to Cochrane ’s Governing Board
The Governing Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracey Howe as Co-Chair and Karen Kelly as a new memberGoverning Board Co-Chair: Tracey HoweCochrane ’s Governing Board has appointed Professor Tracey Howe as its new Co-Chair from 1st September 2020.  She will work alongside fellow Co-Chair Catherine Marshall, and replace Martin Burton, who will be stepping down in August, after serving six years on the Board, three as Co-Chair. Professor Howe is Director of the Cochrane-Campbell Global Ageing Partnership and is based in Glasgow, UK. She was elected as a Governing Board member (Trustee) in July ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 14, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Finding Money for Public Health, Green Economic Recovery & SDGs
A health worker in Kasubi Food Market, measuring the temperature of people accessing the market. After washing their hands with water and soap, everyone is screened to check the temperature, and an isolation tent is set aside to manage suspected coronavirus cases, Kasubi Food Market, Kampala City, Uganda. Covid-19 response. April 2020. Credit: WaterAid / James Kiyimba By John Garrett, Kathryn Tobin and Chilufya ChilesheLONDON, May 12 2020 (IPS) The coronavirus pandemic underscores the profound fragility and unsustainability of today’s world. It exposes the chronic underinvestment in human health and well-being and th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chilufya Chileshe Tags: Africa Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Ibrutinib for MCL Just as Effective in the NHS as in Trials Ibrutinib for MCL Just as Effective in the NHS as in Trials
The impressive clinical response to ibrutinib seen in mantle cell lymphoma clinical trials can be achieved in the National Health Service, say UK clinicians, although progression rates remain high.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Black and Asian People Are 2 to 3 Times More Likely to Die of COVID-19, U.K. Study Finds
England’s Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority groups are two to three times more likely to die from COVID-19 compared to the general population, a new University College London (UCL) analysis of data from the National Health Service has found. “Rather than being an equalizer, this work shows that mortality with COVID-19 is disproportionately higher in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups,” said co-author Dr. Delan Devakumar. “It is essential to tackle the underlying social and economic risk factors and barriers to healthcare that lead to these unjust deaths.” The analysis, published by Wellco...
Source: TIME: Health - May 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Exclusive Londontime Source Type: news

HRSA: Meeting of the National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps
The June 16-17 meeting of the National Advisory Council on the National Health Service Corps (NACNHSC) will now be held virtually on June 16, 2020 only. The agenda and connection instructions to join the meeting will be posted to theNACNHSC website prior to the meeting. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 30, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Britain’s national health authority issued a worrisome alert about children, covid-19 and potential complications
Britain's National Health Service is warning doctors and parents about an “apparent rise in the number of children of all ages presenting with a multi-system inflammatory state requiring intensive care." But experts stress that severe cases of covid are rare in children. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news

The Guardian view on coronavirus tests: political choices have hurt the UK | Editorial
Damaging ideas within the Conservative party have weakened our ability to defeat the virusThe coronavirus pandemic struck the United Kingdom when its National Health Service was on its knees suffering from staff shortages and thelongest waiting times ever recorded. A decade of austerity had taken a terrible toll. Yet public satisfaction in the NHSwent up. This surprising gap between the NHS failures and the public ’s belief in the health system seems to have been driven by the support from across the political spectrum for more funding. This probably, say researchers, started to impact on public perceptions, most not...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Conservatives Health policy NHS UK news Society Infectious diseases Politics Public services policy Boris Johnson Science Source Type: news

COVID-19 could spell the end of an egalitarian National Health Service
(City University London) A return to the principles of equality and universality of care that informed the NHS 70 years ago could be impossible. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Exercise of Commissioning Functions by the NHS Commissioning Board (Coronavirus) Directions 2020, DHSC. Statutory Guidance Updated 20th April 2020)
20 April 2020 Updated with new document: The Exercise of Commissioning Functions by the National Health Service Commissioning Board (Coronavirus) (No. 2) Directions 2020. 23 March 2020 First published. These directions enable NHS England to commission healthcare from independent sector providers to support the provision of services by the NHS to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. This power will last until 31 December 2020. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WWII veteran raises millions for UK National Health Service
A World War II veteran who is nearly 100 years old has raised millions of pounds for health care workers in Britain. Captain Tom Moore far surpassed his original goal of raising 1,000 pounds. Charlie D'Agata reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Could Hit the U.K. Harder Than Any Other European Country. Here ’s What Went Wrong
Every Thursday evening for the past month, the streets of the U.K. have erupted with noise as people stand on doorsteps or balconies, clapping or banging pots and pans, in a weekly sign of appreciation for healthcare workers. But many doctors, nurses and carers say they don’t want applause—they want better testing and equipment. The U.K. has more than 100,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, making it the sixth-worst affected in the world—but its real number is widely believed to be far higher due to a shortage of test kits. And more than 14,500 people are confirmed to have died in U.K. hospitals from COVID-1...
Source: TIME: Health - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo/London Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Londontime Source Type: news

Book review: the birth of the NHS
Hold On Edna! by Aneira Thomas “Hold on Edna!” cried the medical team as Edna Rees was about to give birth to her seventh child late on 4 July 1948. If only she could “hold on” for just a few minutes more, then the child would be born on 5 July – the day that the National Health Service came into being. Edna and her husband Willie wouldn’t have to pay for a midwife – as they had with their previous children. If mother or child was ill, they wouldn’t have to worry about the cost of calling a doctor – let alone the price of medicine. It was the beginning of a new era in B...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 17, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article aneira thomas books NHS Source Type: news

WWII vet, 99, raises millions for Britain's battered health workers
Captain Tom Moore set out to raise about $1,000 for the U.K. National Health Service, but he struck a chord with a public eager to help. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WWII veteran raises staggering sum for Britain's battered health workers
Ahead of his 100th birthday, Captain Tom Moore set out to raise about $1,000 for the U.K. National Health Service as it battles the coronavirus, but he struck a chord with a public eager to help. As CBS News' Charlie D'Agata reports, he's become a hero and an inspiration -- and raised a staggering sum of money in the process. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WWII vet raises staggering sum for Britain's battered health workers
Captain Tom Moore set out to raise about $1,000 for the U.K. National Health Service, but he struck a chord with a public eager to help. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: number of confirmed global cases passes 2m
Trump suspends WHO funding; Denmark begins to reopen schools; Spain ’s daily death toll falls againCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage10.44pmBSTThe French president,Emmanuel Macron, says he hopes the five permanent members of the UN security council can endorse the secretary general ’s call for a ceasefire in all conflicts to tackle the pandemic in the coming days.Macron, who has been pushing for more international cooperation in fighting the virus, said in an interview with French radio RFI that he is only waiting...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Rawlinson (now); Damien Gayle, Gregory Robinson, Jessica Murray and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Science Infectious diseases Australia news Microbiology Medical research Europe Middle East and North Africa Asia Pacific US news UK news Spain Italy India Source Type: news

99 Year-Old WWII Veteran Raises $10 Million for U.K. Health Workers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
(LONDON) — A 99-year-old British army veteran who started walking laps in his garden as part of a humble fundraiser for the National Health Service has surprised himself by generating millions of pounds within days. Tom Moore’s family used social media to help him get donations to support health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic as a way to thank the doctors and nurses who took care of him when he broke his hip. Read more: Front Line Workers Tell Their Own Stories in the New Issue of TIME Moore, who uses a walker while putting in his paces, is well on his way to completing 100 laps of his 25-meter ga...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk United Kingdom wire Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: UK Based Zimbabwean Nurse Dies From COVID-19
[New Zimbabwe] Gladys Nyemba, a Zimbabwean nurse working in the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS), has died from coronavirus, amid fears she could have contracted the dreaded ailment in the line of duty. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UK virus deaths top 10,000 as leader Johnson leaves hospital
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has expressed his gratitude to the staff of the National Health Service for saving his life when his experience with the coronavirus could have “gone either way.” (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus fight is a marathon not a sprint, top British doctor says
The fight against the novel coronavirus is a marathon not a sprint and lifting the lockdown may involve drugs and not just vaccines, the medical director of England's national health service said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

10 Ways Young People are Leading the Way Against COVID-19
A graphic shared in Hashim's #AgirContreCOVID19 Twitter Chat to stop misinformation.By External SourceApr 9 2020 (IPS-Partners) As the world grapples with unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, young people are demonstrating their continued leadership in their communities and countries. According to a new UN plan to address COVID-19, young people are some of the most affected by the pandemic’s socio-economic impacts. Nevertheless, youth are also among the most active in global responses: Not only are they on the frontlines as health workers, but they are also advancing health and safety in their rol...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Active Citizens Health Source Type: news

Telemedicine Arrives in the U.K.: ‘10 Years of Change in One Week’
With the coronavirus pandemic turning doctors ’ offices into no-go zones, family physicians are now doing much of their consultations online or by telephone. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin Mueller Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) National Health Service Telemedicine Doctors Brighton (England) Liverpool (England) London (England) Source Type: news

The Lives Lost to Coronavirus
One of the biggest challenges of this unsettling time is the isolation we feel as we’re separated from friends and family, all the people for whom we care most deeply. But just being alone is only part of the difficulty. Our sense of remoteness is intensified by a pall of unease we can’t define: Loss and sorrow are also in the air. We fear losing—or we may have already lost—people we love. And when we work up the courage to look beyond our individual personal spheres, we see that many people who have made our world better, in big and small ways, have vanished before we were ready to let them go. But...
Source: TIME: Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature remembrance Source Type: news

'We love you NHS': UK health service gears up for virus peak
Britain's National Health Service, the cornerstone of the nation's post-war welfare state, may be stretched to the breaking point in the coming weeks (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 50,000
Spain death toll passes 10,000; Italy reports 760 new deaths, taking total to 13,915, but a slower growth rate in infections; Thailand imposes national curfewLatest developments: at a glanceTop European teaching hospitals running out of coronavirus drugsSpies and export bans: the global battle for equipmentUS coronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverage7.51pmBSTAfter the widespread participation in last week ’s “clap for carers” event – in which isolated people all over the UK applauded from windows, gardens and balconies in honour of National Health Service workers – ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Rawlinson (now), Damien Gayle, Alexandra Topping , Aamna Mohdin and Helen Sullivan(earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news World news Science Infectious diseases Middle East and North Africa South Africa Russia China Japan Asia Pacific Europe Medical research Microbiology Source Type: news

Doctors Turn To ‘80s Tech’ In Coronavirus Battle, Despite Tech Giant Claims And ‘Shiny’ New Toys
The U.K.'s national health service has gone back-to-basics in its fight against the deadly coronavirus with senior doctors still using " reliable " tech from another age. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Dawkins, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Retired doctor who rushed to help with UK coronavirus crisis dies of COVID-19
A dedicated doctor who came out of retirement to help Britain's National Health Service (NHS) cope with the coronavirus outbreak has died of the disease, his son has said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

‘Public Message: Utter Confusion.’ U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Under Fire for Low Number of COVID-19 Tests
(LONDON) — When Prime Minister Boris Johnson developed a cough and fever, he got a test for the new coronavirus. Most other Britons won’t be offered one. Johnson’s Conservative government was under fire Wednesday for failing to keep its promise to increase the amount of testing being done for COVID-19, even as the country saw its biggest rise yet in deaths among people with the virus, to 2,352. The issue has become an incipient political crisis for Johnson, who has mild symptoms and is working from isolation in the prime minister’s Downing Street apartment. Richard Horton, editor of medical journal ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jill Lawless / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

First ventilators from new UK production run due this weekend
The first medical ventilators which Britain has recently ordered from businesses will be ready this weekend and available to the National Health Service next week, as the country seeks to boost capacity in the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Airbnb hosts to provide free rooms for British health workers
Airbnb hosts will provide free rooms for workers in Britain's National Health Service (NHS) to support their work during the coronavirus outbreak, the company said on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

James Dyson designed a new ventilator in 10 days. He's making 15,000 for the pandemic fight
Dyson has received an order from the UK government for 10,000 ventilators to support efforts by the country's National Health Service to treat coronavirus patients. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news