Greater ‘social contact’ to be allowed, Boris Johnson suggests

Lockdown restrictions will be eased to allow greater “social contact” and the reopening of non-essential shops, Boris Johnson has suggested. The Prime Minister promised on Sunday to reveal details of less draconian measures – which could include more mixing between households – in the coming days. The rules were relaxed slightly a fortnight ago to […]

Patients could be admitted to A&E only with a referral

Patients may only be admitted to A&E with a referral or if they arrive by ambulance, under new proposals submitted to ministers. The Royal College of Emergency Medicine says that in order to reduce transmission of coronavirus, patients may have to get approval...

Coronavirus patients to be monitored for a year

Coronavirus patients will be monitored for up to a year, one hospital trust has revealed, amid concern over further pressure on the NHS to provide after care.  Emphasis has been placed on discharging patients rather than providing long term rehabilitation, meaning...