Matt Hancock

How a curfew helped Belgium suppress second coronavirus wave
Belgium
In Depth

How a curfew helped Belgium suppress second coronavirus wave

UK government mulling similar restrictions following success of evening shutdowns in Antwerp
11 Sep 2020
Has Britain ‘lost control’ of the coronavirus crisis?
Coronavirus UK
In Depth

Has Britain ‘lost control’ of the coronavirus crisis?

Health secretary says steep hike is ‘concerning’ - but quirk in the testing system could be to blame
7 Sep 2020
Government’s ‘lack of strategy’ on Covid ‘cost lives’
Matt Hancock
In Brief

Government’s ‘lack of strategy’ on Covid ‘cost lives’

Think tank finds that ministers’ refusal to take responsibility for decisions resulted in UK going into lockdown too late
2 Sep 2020
Government ‘watered down’ advice on safest hand sanitisers
Matt Hancock
In Brief

Government ‘watered down’ advice on safest hand sanitisers

Investigation reveals how Downing Street ignored WHO’s pre-lockdown push for use of alcohol-based rubs
26 Aug 2020
What will Public Health England's replacement do?
Matt Hancock
In Depth

What will Public Health England's replacement do?

Critics are questioning decision to hand coronavirus response to the new National Institute for Health Protection
19 Aug 2020
Why everybody’s talking about Dido Harding
Dido Harding
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Why everybody’s talking about Dido Harding

The multitalented Tory peer, ex-TalkTalk boss and former jockey is controversial choice to head National Institute for Health Protection
19 Aug 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘government confusion aggravates Covid’
Boris Johnson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘government confusion aggravates Covid’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 17 August
17 Aug 2020
How new 90-minute tests could fend off second Covid wave
Coronavirus test
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How new 90-minute tests could fend off second Covid wave

Government rolling out the swab and DNA testing devices in hospitals, care homes and labs
3 Aug 2020
Behind the government’s late-night northern lockdown
Lockdown Manchester
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Behind the government’s late-night northern lockdown

New restrictions introduced at 9pm via Twitter prompt fierce political backlash
31 Jul 2020
Quiz of The Week: 11 - 17 July
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Quiz of The Week: 11 - 17 July

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
17 Jul 2020
UK tackling 100 coronavirus outbreaks a week, says Hancock
Matt Hancock
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UK tackling 100 coronavirus outbreaks a week, says Hancock

Health minister says flare-ups being contained ‘swiftly and silently’ through local lockdowns
13 Jul 2020
Government to spend £10bn on botched test-and-trace system
Coronavirus testing site
In Brief

Government to spend £10bn on botched test-and-trace system

Calls for public inquiry mounting as Treasury also reveals £15bn bill for PPE
9 Jul 2020
The UK areas that may face local lockdowns ‘within days’
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The UK areas that may face local lockdowns ‘within days’

Health experts expect ‘a number of Leicesters’ across the UK
2 Jul 2020
Daughter of Covid victim taking legal action against Hancock
Matt Hancock leaving No. 10
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Daughter of Covid victim taking legal action against Hancock

Woman whose father died in care home demands that health secretary retract his ‘protective ring’ claim
22 Jun 2020
Coronavirus: why has UK contact-tracing app been delayed?
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In Depth

Coronavirus: why has UK contact-tracing app been delayed?

Government forced to push back launch of ‘lockdown ending’ smartphone tool
20 May 2020
Government expands coronavirus testing – am I eligible?
Coronavirus testing site
In Brief

Government expands coronavirus testing – am I eligible?

Those in care homes, people over 65 and those who must leave home to work can now be tested
29 Apr 2020
Ministers flounder in face of Panorama accusations
NHS coronavirus
In Brief

Ministers flounder in face of Panorama accusations

BBC documentary showed the government failed to stockpile crucial PPE
29 Apr 2020
Downing Street sources criticise Matt Hancock's test target
Matt Hancock
In Brief

Downing Street sources criticise Matt Hancock's test target

Sources say the health secretary has ‘not had a good crisis’
21 Apr 2020
Gown supply ‘critically low’ in some UK hospitals
PPE
In Brief

Gown supply ‘critically low’ in some UK hospitals

Royal College of Nursing tells members they can refuse to treat patients without PPE
14 Apr 2020
Are government rifts beginning to show over coronavirus?
Matt Hancock Rishi Sunak
In Depth

Are government rifts beginning to show over coronavirus?

NHS and senior cabinet ministers deny reports of infighting at the top
6 Apr 2020
Coronavirus testing: five things we still don’t know
Coronavirus testing site
In Depth

Coronavirus testing: five things we still don’t know

Government facing growing pressure to explain why UK is lagging behind other developed nations
3 Apr 2020
What are ‘immunity passports’?
Police coronavirus
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What are ‘immunity passports’?

Government considers new scheme to ease coronavirus lockdown - but not everyone is convinced
3 Apr 2020
‘F@@@@@g cheek’: Gary Neville hits back at Matt Hancock
Former Man Utd star Gary Neville is now a pundit for Sky Sports
In Brief

‘F@@@@@g cheek’: Gary Neville hits back at Matt Hancock

Ex-Man Utd star says the health secretary should focus on tests for NHS staff
3 Apr 2020
Reaction: Matt Hancock promises 100,000 Covid-19 tests a day
Matt Hancock
In Brief

Reaction: Matt Hancock promises 100,000 Covid-19 tests a day

Health secretary sets out ‘five-pillar’ plan to ramp up coronavirus testing
3 Apr 2020
Just 2,000 NHS staff have been tested for coronavirus
Coronavirus testing kit
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Just 2,000 NHS staff have been tested for coronavirus

Revelation adds to anger over government’s track record on Covid-19 testing
2 Apr 2020
Cabinet fights over ‘designated survivor’ role
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In Brief

Cabinet fights over ‘designated survivor’ role

Cabinet members jostle for position in event prime minister is taken ill
23 Mar 2020
‘Decade of NHS underfunding’ blamed for ventilator shortage
Matt Hancock
In Brief

‘Decade of NHS underfunding’ blamed for ventilator shortage

Health Secretary suggests UK manufacturers switch to making respirators to combat shortfall
16 Mar 2020
Why mumps cases have hit a decade high
Teenage boy being vaccinated
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Why mumps cases have hit a decade high

Legacy of discredited MMR vaccine claims blamed for rise
14 Feb 2020
Will the government scrap A&E waiting targets?
Matt Hancock
In Brief

Will the government scrap A&E waiting targets?

Doctor says the suggestion would have a ‘near-catastrophic’ impact on hospitals
16 Jan 2020
How England aims to wipe out HIV transmission by 2030
Matt Hancock
In Depth

How England aims to wipe out HIV transmission by 2030

Health Secretary Matt Hancock unveils plan to become first country with no new infections
30 Jan 2019
Social media firms face ban over suicide images
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Social media firms face ban over suicide images

Health secretary warns online giants must ‘purge’ disturbing material or face new legislation or higher taxes
28 Jan 2019
Should the NHS prioritise prevention over cure?
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Should the NHS prioritise prevention over cure?

Health Secretary Matt Hancock signals dramatic shift in NHS policy
6 Nov 2018
Ten famous people with dyslexia
Matt Hancock
In Depth

Ten famous people with dyslexia

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has revealed he suffers from the learning difficulty
3 Oct 2018
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