Doctors criticise ‘barmy’ rules forcing them to treat patients who refuse to wear face masks

The advice comes despite concern from health officials and scientific advisers in recent months that coronavirus infections in the community are being fuelled by transmission within healthcare settings.   The letter from NHS England to all GPs said practices must now offer face-to-face appointments, while continuing to use video, online and telephone consultation whenever appropriate.  It […]

Doctors set to be paid to send obese patients to slimming classes

With 29 per cent of adults in England now classed as obese – meaning a body mass index over 30 – it could see 12 million people offered help to shed excess weight. Tam Fry, from the National Obesity Forum, said the move was “a step in the right direction”,...

Shielding chaos as official letters contradict doctors’ advice

Vulnerable patients across England have been told by their doctors they must continue shielding, despite letters from the Government telling them they can now go outside. Concerns have been raised that thousands of vulnerable patients may have been told to stop...