Doctors unable to order blood tests as crisis over shortage of components grows

GPs are increasingly unable to order blood tests, including those for cancer and serious heart conditions, as the shortage of Roche components becomes a national crisis. Experts have warned that the supply failure of blood test swabs and reagents – which could last for two to three weeks – risks forcing patients with chronic conditions back […]

Smell tests could be the answer to ‘moonshot’

This week, new research revealed that loss of sense of smell could be a clearer sign of coronavirus than a cough. A study by University College London (UCL) of 590 people who lost their sense of smell or taste earlier in the year found 80pc had coronavirus antibodies....