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The return of breast screening units

20 February 2021

Most breast screening programmes in Britain were paused in March 2020 because of Covid-19. Screening has since restarted, but there’s much to be done as almost a million women have missed mammograms.

PPE: local firms step up

17 January 2021

A Yorkshire company has developed new production facilities.for personal protective equipment, one of many innovations from British firms in the face of the pandemic.

Covid-19: Lessons from Liverpool

1 December 2020

The news that Liverpool is to enter Tier 2 when the current restrictions end this week is a challenge to the government’s default top-down, we-know-what’s-best-for-you approach to dealing with the pandemic.

Behind the vaccine breakthroughs

23 November 2020

The scientists involved in developing vaccines against Covid-19 coronavirus – wherever they are based – are part of a global collaboration that has achieved the near impossible in record time.

Training professionals during the pandemic

12 October 2020

Professional training must continue despite the current pandemic. The need for essential face to face teaching must not be overlooked, otherwise students will be delayed in qualifying and entering the workforce.

NHS prepares

11 September 2020

As well as preparing for winter and a second wave of Covid-19, the NHS must look at how it has dealt with other conditions and plans for the future.

UCU under fire over 'nonsense' Covid-19 claim

9 September 2020

There has been a strong reaction to universities union UCU’s tweet of a non-peer-reviewed paper saying that without strong controls, students' return to campuses would cause at least 50,000 deaths. 

Speak for the children

15 August 2020

The case for opening schools to all children in September is compelling. We know how the benefits for children of attending school vastly outweigh any risks. 

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