NHS staff and families accounted for one in six Covid hospital cases, study reveals

The team at Glasgow University examined data from 158,445 healthcare workers in Scotland aged between 18 and 65 and 229,905 of their household members, and compared it to members of the general population. Compared with other adults of working age, healthcare workers and their households accounted for 17 per cent of all Covid-19 related hospital […]

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...

Care staff ordered to work in one home only

Amnesty International raised fears on Wednesday that these errors are being repeated, with leaked documents from councils to care homes asking them how many beds they can provide for Covid-positive patients.  While the documents ask care homes to set out their...