No competition for 99% of Covid contracts, study reveals

No competition for 99% of Covid contracts: Only one in 100 deals given to firms in government’s £17.3billion pandemic response was put out to tender, says study Out of £17.3bn of new contracts, £17.2bn was handed out without competition Where contracts had competitive tender, it shaved 2.5% off cost to the taxpayer  By Martin Robinson, Chief … Read more No competition for 99% of Covid contracts, study reveals

Scammers offer NHS Covid vaccinations online to steal bank details

Sophisticated scammers are exploiting Britain’s mass vaccination programme by sending out bogus emails and text messages purporting to be from the NHS offering a Covid jab. Those targeted are told that they have been chosen, ‘on the basis of family genetics and medical history’ and are given the option to accept or decline the invitation. … Read more Scammers offer NHS Covid vaccinations online to steal bank details

Sick scammers pretend to be offering NHS Covid vaccinations in bid to steal bank details

Sophisticated scammers are exploiting Britain’s mass vaccination programme by sending out bogus emails and text messages purporting to be from the NHS offering a Covid jab. Those targeted are told that they have been chosen, ‘on the basis of family genetics and medical history’ and are given the option to accept or decline the invitation. … Read more Sick scammers pretend to be offering NHS Covid vaccinations in bid to steal bank details

Nurse struck off after 461 women had to have smear test redone when it emerged she wasn’t qualified

NHS nurse is struck off after nearly 500 women had to have their smear test redone when it emerged she wasn’t qualified to carry them out Alison Watts worked at surgery in West Yorkshire when misconduct took place The nurse failed to qualify to carry out smear tests but did not tell surgery bosses Watts … Read more Nurse struck off after 461 women had to have smear test redone when it emerged she wasn’t qualified

NHS trusts in Scotland urge people to ‘walk like penguins’ to prevent falls in the snow 

People have in Scotland have been urged to ‘walk like a penguin’ in order to avoid falling over on pavements in the snow and ice. As Britain continues to brace through the current cold snap, and with yet more freezing temperatures expected today, NHS trusts have issued the odd edict, which instructs people to keep … Read more NHS trusts in Scotland urge people to ‘walk like penguins’ to prevent falls in the snow 

Nurses call for higher-grade face masks to protect against new coronavirus strains

Nursing leaders have called for higher-grade face masks to be given to staff to protect them against highly transmissible strains of Covid-19. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the British Medical Association (BMA) warned that members had raised fears they were being given inadequate personal protective equipment (PPE) in a letter to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). … Read more Nurses call for higher-grade face masks to protect against new coronavirus strains

Frontline workers at Covid testing centres are NOT being offered vaccine yet

Frontline workers at Covid testing centres are NOT being offered vaccines yet because they are ‘not in close contact’ with the virus and have PPE Department of Health said they weren’t in ‘close contact’ with the virus It also said they had ‘appropriate PPE’ to protect them from the disease Testing staff lean into cars … Read more Frontline workers at Covid testing centres are NOT being offered vaccine yet

Getting a good night’s sleep ‘clears the mind’ by removing potentially toxic proteins from the brain

Getting a good night’s sleep ‘clears the mind’ by removing potentially toxic proteins from the brain, study finds In the study, researchers examined fruit flies’ brain activity and behaviour The neurons that govern flies’ sleep cycles are surprisingly similar to our own During deep sleep, the flies repeatedly extended and retracted their snouts  This pumping … Read more Getting a good night’s sleep ‘clears the mind’ by removing potentially toxic proteins from the brain

No10 told to ensure Covid vaccine uptake stays high seven-days-a-week

The number of people getting vaccinated against Covid in the UK has fallen for the third day in a row raising fears that the rollout has stalled over the weekend. Around 187,000 people in England and Scotland were vaccinated yesterday, January 18, with the UK total slumping from 225,000 on Sunday, 277,000 on Saturday and … Read more No10 told to ensure Covid vaccine uptake stays high seven-days-a-week

UK in ‘leading position’ to track Covid variants, says Dido Harding

Dido Harding today said the UK is in one of the ‘leading positions worldwide’ to recognise and deal with new variants of the coronavirus. And the NHS Test and Trace boss admitted to MPs that her biggest fear about Covid-19 is ‘what we don’t know’, saying she was certain it would present new, unknown problems … Read more UK in ‘leading position’ to track Covid variants, says Dido Harding

Coronavirus: Dido Harding says UK is in ‘leading position’ to track new Covid variants

Dido Harding today said the UK is in one of the ‘leading positions worldwide’ to recognise and deal with new variants of the coronavirus. And the NHS Test & Trace boss admitted to MPs that her biggest fear about Covid-19 is ‘what we don’t know’, saying she was certain it would present new, unknown problems … Read more Coronavirus: Dido Harding says UK is in ‘leading position’ to track new Covid variants

Dancing On Ice is slammed for ‘overstretching the NHS’

‘This needs to stop or change’: Dancing On Ice is slammed for ‘overstretching the NHS’ after THREE contestants are rushed to A&E before launch night By Jason Chester for MailOnline Published: 11:26 GMT, 18 January 2021 | Updated: 11:26 GMT, 18 January 2021 Dancing On Ice has been slammed for putting pressure on an already … Read more Dancing On Ice is slammed for ‘overstretching the NHS’