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Why codeine deaths have reached a record high
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Why codeine deaths have reached a record high

Rise of the ‘dark web’ and demography of addicts may explain surge
4 Aug 2021
Government accused of ‘flawed decisions’ based on ‘misleading’ Covid data
NHS staff wearing PPE treat patients suffering from Covid-19
Behind the scenes

Government accused of ‘flawed decisions’ based on ‘misleading’ Covid data

Ministers could have made ‘very different decisions’ with accurate figures, says scientist
30 Jul 2021
The UK’s coronavirus timeline
Boris Johnson outside 10 Downing Street
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The UK’s coronavirus timeline

Worst of the pandemic could be over by September, says leading epidemiologist
30 Jul 2021
How much pressure can the NHS take?
Doctor monitors patient
Today’s big question

How much pressure can the NHS take?

Chiefs say health service is facing the same level of pressure as at the height of the pandemic
27 Jul 2021
Will MPs’ pay rise outstrip public sector workers’?
An NHS nurse
Today’s big question

Will MPs’ pay rise outstrip public sector workers’?

Parliamentary pay watchdog requests power to ‘vary the award below or above’ public sector pay
23 Jul 2021
Quiz of The Week: 17 - 23 July
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Quizzes and puzzles

Quiz of The Week: 17 - 23 July

Have you been paying attention to The Week’s news?
23 Jul 2021
How reliable is the Test and Trace app?
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak
Today’s big question

How reliable is the Test and Trace app?

The ‘Great Unlocking’ is hit by surging numbers of people forced to self-isolate – including the PM
19 Jul 2021
Inside the plan to end the track-and-trace epidemic
The NHS track-and-trace app
Behind the scenes

Inside the plan to end the track-and-trace epidemic

Number of health workers in self-isolation now ‘significantly impacting’ patient care, NHS chief warns
16 Jul 2021
‘Soon there will be a new cultural and political dividing line: face masks’
Boris Johnson wearing a face mask
Instant Opinion

‘Soon there will be a new cultural and political dividing line: face masks’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
5 Jul 2021
‘Dido Harding is playing with fire in her bid to become NHS England chief’
Dido Harding
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‘Dido Harding is playing with fire in her bid to become NHS England chief’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
22 Jun 2021
‘Dominic Cummings revealed the awesome power of WhatsApp in Whitehall’
Dominic Cummings
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‘Dominic Cummings revealed the awesome power of WhatsApp in Whitehall’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
18 Jun 2021
NHS facing ‘biggest pressure in history’ as 12 million await treatment
Health Secretary Matt Hancock
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NHS facing ‘biggest pressure in history’ as 12 million await treatment

Health bosses warn that hospital waiting lists are set to more than double
18 Jun 2021
What Britain can learn from Japan and Germany’s social care systems
Elderly people
In Depth

What Britain can learn from Japan and Germany’s social care systems

In both countries new taxes were introduced to pay for comprehensive care
13 May 2021
‘Total triage’: what new NHS guidance means for patients
A woman attends a remote GP appointment
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‘Total triage’: what new NHS guidance means for patients

Critics say remote consultations must not become the ‘default’
13 May 2021
‘Broken social care system is a shamefully missed opportunity’
State Opening of Parliament 2021
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‘Broken social care system is a shamefully missed opportunity’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
11 May 2021
‘There has never been a better time to accept Tony Blair’
Tony Blair
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‘There has never been a better time to accept Tony Blair’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
11 May 2021
‘Keir Starmer is in danger of missing his moment’
Keir Starmer
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‘Keir Starmer is in danger of missing his moment’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
5 May 2021
‘Johnson is an uneasy advocate for his government’s new approach’
Boris Johnson at the daily press briefing
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‘Johnson is an uneasy advocate for his government’s new approach’

Your digest of the best columns, analysis and commentary from the British and international press
12 Mar 2021
Tory minister hits back at criticism of 1% pay rise for NHS staff
NHS nurses transport a patient out of surgery.
Behind the scenes

Tory minister hits back at criticism of 1% pay rise for NHS staff

Nadine Dorries dismisses anger over ‘pitiful’ planned increase by arguing that nurses ‘do their job because they love their job’
5 Mar 2021
The rare post-Covid illness hospitalising 100 children a week
Children wearing face masks.
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The rare post-Covid illness hospitalising 100 children a week

NHS bosses preparing for feared surge in cases of paediatric inflammatory multi-system syndrome
5 Feb 2021
One in ten Brits had Covid-19 antibodies by December
A Covid-19 vaccine is prepared at the Princess Royal Sports Arena.
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One in ten Brits had Covid-19 antibodies by December

New ONS data shows that majority of population are still at risk of infection
19 Jan 2021
Beating Covid-19 provides 85% immunity
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Beating Covid-19 provides 85% immunity

Recovering from the virus provides some protection - but scientists warn against shunning social distancing
14 Jan 2021
‘Long Covid is the hidden health crisis of the pandemic - so why isn’t more being done?’
NHS workers in PPE transport a patient
Instant Opinion

‘Long Covid is the hidden health crisis of the pandemic - so why isn’t more being done?’

14 Jan 2021
GPs leading vaccine rollout forced to slow down
A GP administers the Covid-19 vaccine to a patient in Falmouth, Cornwall.
Behind the scenes

GPs leading vaccine rollout forced to slow down

Doctors leading the way see deliveries diverted to allow other regions to catch up
13 Jan 2021
Will crisis in NHS hospitals trigger lockdown tightening?
A paramedic wheels a patient into Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London.
Today’s big question

Will crisis in NHS hospitals trigger lockdown tightening?

Covid patients occupying 30,000 beds as government scrambles to stem rate of infections
11 Jan 2021
Could an arthritis drug ease the NHS Covid crisis?
NHS staff wearing PPE treat patients suffering from coronavirus
In Focus

Could an arthritis drug ease the NHS Covid crisis?

Tocilizumab found to cut risk of death for most critically ill coronavirus patients by almost a quarter
8 Jan 2021
London hospitals two weeks from being ‘overwhelmed’
Ambulances parked outside an NHS hospital in London.
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London hospitals two weeks from being ‘overwhelmed’

Capital could have a shortfall of more than 5,000 intensive care beds in a fortnight
7 Jan 2021
Covid-19: test-and-trace callers worked 1% of paid hours
A medical worker takes a swab at a drive-in Covid-19 testing centre in Chessington.
In Brief

Covid-19: test-and-trace callers worked 1% of paid hours

Damming report calls for urgent improvements to £22bn system that failed to avert second lockdown
11 Dec 2020
UK to begin world’s first Covid vaccine rollout within hours
A technician at Croydon Health Services takes delivery of the first batch of Covid-19 vaccinations
In Brief

UK to begin world’s first Covid vaccine rollout within hours

Patients will be given NHS inoculation card after receiving jab
7 Dec 2020
Coronavirus: one in five cases trigger psychological illness
Two elderly people wearing face masks are reunited.
In Depth

Coronavirus: one in five cases trigger psychological illness

New study finds that one in five patients infected with the virus go on to suffer from mental disorder
16 Nov 2020
PHE never believed Covid-19 would ‘travel this far’
Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty speaks during a press conference with Boris Johnson
In Brief

PHE never believed Covid-19 would ‘travel this far’

Conviction that virus would ‘die out’ left UK on back foot for rolling out mass testing and contract tracing systems
13 Nov 2020
Most Brits say yes to Covid vaccine - if Johnson goes first
Boris Johnson returns to Downing Street following the weekly Cabinet meeting at the Foreign Office.
In Brief

Most Brits say yes to Covid vaccine - if Johnson goes first

Survey finds that almost half of total 74% who are willing to get the jab want politicians to act as guinea pigs
11 Nov 2020
Government second wave death figures were wrong
Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty at the Downing Street press conference
In Brief

Government second wave death figures were wrong

Data inflated forecasts for fatalities if UK did not enter a second lockdown
6 Nov 2020
Inside the government plan to launch city-wide Covid testing
A nurse at a mobile testing centre.
In Brief

Inside the government plan to launch city-wide Covid testing

Programme hailed as ‘first glimpse’ of an exit strategy from lockdown
3 Nov 2020
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