Friday Five

CQC State of Care report, NHS under ‘sustainable pressure’, over-50s to come forward for booster jabs, pig kidney tested in human and gene silencing medicine – this week’s Friday Five

Health minister claims NHS is under ‘sustainable pressure’ Edward Argar, a health minister has claimed the NHS is under “sustainable pressure” despite the concern being raised by a major doctors’ union urging the government to introduce stricter measures to reduce the spread of Covid. The British Medical Association (BMA) have insisted that the “time is…

Friday Five

Winter rescue package for face-to-face GP appointments, accurate lateral flow tests and the British government’s ‘historic public health failure’ – this week’s Friday Five

£250 winter rescue package unveiled in attempt to boost face-to-face GP consultations Emergency funding of £250 million is being handed to GPs in an attempt to increase face-to-face appointments amid mounting criticism about the fall in face-to-face appointments since the beginning of the pandemic. Whilst 80% of appointments were held in person before the pandemic,…

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Can an app help your mental health?

One in four people around the world is affected by mental illnesses. In the post-Covid era, with the rise of digital health solutions, health apps are becoming an increasingly useful way to tackle a range of health issues – including mental health. Five million people are downloading health apps every day and the NHS has…