Lives are being lost by GPs’ reluctance to give face-to-face consultations

SIR – You often publish letters from doctors saying that surgeries are “open”. In common with many people who are deaf or hearing impaired, I can’t use the phone. So phone consultations are not helpful to me. Many GP practices don’t acknowledge emails, so there is no way of contacting them other than visiting the surgery or […]

How the latest fiasco hit the UK’s Test and Trace system

Labour MP for Nottingham North, Alex Norris, who is also a shadow health minister said: “The Government’s latest data blunder means it’s hard to get a true read on Covid-19 in Nottingham. “However, it’s clear that infection rates are increasing. When rates increase,...

End of 10pm curfew in sight as dozens of Tories prepare to rebel

Ministers have to ask MPs to approve coronavirus lockdown measures in simple unamendable “yes/no” votes in the Commons within weeks of them coming into force. Two votes on lockdown restrictions in England are expected in the next 48 hours – one on Tuesday...

In the age of Covid, these robots are giving surgeons peace of mind

“In a time where infection exposure is rife, minimally invasive robotic surgery is likely to become more prominent,” he explains. “It allows patients to return home quicker with less pain and feeling stronger.  Enhanced recovery means patients are less exposed to...