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Coronavirus: NHS staff off work due to testing shortages, say bosses

Media playback is unsupported on your device A lack of coronavirus tests for NHS staff is leading to staff absences and services being put at risk, hospital bosses have warned. NHS Providers, which represents English hospital trusts, said staff are having to self-isolate because they cannot get tests for themselves or family members. It comes… Read More »

Coronavirus: Primary schools ‘no greater risk than home’ for pupils and staff

Attending primary school puts children and staff at no greater risk of contracting coronavirus than staying at home, a study of 131 schools suggests. Tests to find out who had already had the virus found similar levels of antibodies in pupils and teachers. But the study, of 12,000 adults and children in England, was carried… Read More »

Health providers’ scramble for staff and supplies reveals sharp disparities – POLITICO

Doctors, nurses and caregivers at smaller and poorer hospitals and medical facilities across the country are still struggling to obtain the protective gear, personnel and resources they need to fight the coronavirus despite President Donald Trump’s repeated assertions that the problems are solved. Health care workers at all types of facilities scrambled for scarce masks,… Read More »

‘The spinal injury staff helped me see that my life was just beginning’

Steven Simmons is a Munster rugby fan. Having played the sport for years, he would have loved to represent his team, but a shoulder injury prevented him from realising his dream. Despite this, he continued to play both rugby and football, and coached young people in his community – until a devastating accident last August… Read More »

Coronavirus: NHS and care staff struggling to access tests

Home tests for coronavirus should be available to NHS staff across the UK “very soon”, according to the government’s testing co-ordinator. Prof John Newton acknowledged that health and care workers have struggled to access testing sites. The government said lack of “demand” rather than capacity was behind the slow growth in testing numbers. But the… Read More »