What’s your ‘Covid age’?

“Part of me feels there is a need to get away from raw age in the risk [sorting] tools,” says Dr Matthew Knight, consultant respiratory physician at West Hertfordshire NHS Trust. “My dad is 75 and goes for an eight to 10-mile walk with the dogs every morning – he’s probably fitter than I am. His […]

NHS staff ‘ashamed’ they can’t serve good food to patients

The authors said it was wrong that mothers who gave birth in the middle of the night, or people who had come out of surgery, could often not have a hot meal or a cup of tea because they had missed dinner times.  Patients who cannot sleep should also be able to get a...

Time to end the disastrous leadership vacuum in NHS Test and Trace

There is a spaghetti of command and control at the top, which is incapable of coherent analysis, assessment, planning and delivery. The directorates suffer a high level of churn. Data analysis has had three director-generals in five months. Bosses do not “own” their...

Government scientists have blown apart their own case for lockdown

What with all the excitements of last week – the rock star mayor of Manchester winning a moral war in spite of losing a tactical battle, the prison doors slamming shut on more swathes of the population, another Treasury rescue for desperate businesses – you might have...