The UK’s COVID-19 alert level has been downgraded as the threat of the NHS being overwhelmed recedes.
Long-term complications from COVID-19 are likely to put “significant strain” on the NHS in the coming years, as they become increasingly common across all age groups, scientists have warned.
“Meaningful progress” is being made in the campaign to overcome COVID vaccine hesitancy, but it is happening amid a “pandemic of disinformation”, the head of the NHS in England has said.
Almost a third of all hospital patients who needed treatment for coronavirus in England during the pandemic were admitted last month.
People aged 70 and over in England who have not yet had a coronavirus vaccine are being urged to book an appointment with the NHS to get a jab.
Details of a huge overhaul of how the NHS is run have been revealed in a leaked government document.
The family of Captain Sir Tom Moore have taken part in a national clap this evening in memory of the NHS fundraising hero.
Second World War veteran Captain Sir Tom Moore, who inspired the nation in lockdown by raising tens of millions of pounds for the NHS, has died aged 100, his family says.
Captain Sir Tom Moore, the Second World War veteran who was knighted after raising millions of pounds for the NHS during the UK’s first lockdown, has been admitted to hospital with coronavirus.
A Tory MP who told anti-vaccination campaigners to “persist” in protesting lockdown and that NHS capacity figures were being “manipulated” to exaggerate the scale of the pandemic has refused to apologise for his remarks.
A senior Conservative MP urged anti-vaccination campaigners to keep going with their fight against government restrictions and told them NHS capacity figures were being “manipulated” to exaggerate the scale of coronavirus, Sky News can reveal.
There are now double the number of patients with coronavirus in Welsh hospitals than duringthe first peak, according to the nation’s NHS boss.
Pressure on the NHS will not start to reduce until March, ministers have been warned – amid fears that new infections could be running at more than 250,000 a day.
Peak demand on hospitals might not be reached until “early to mid-February” leading to a “more extended period of pressure” on the NHS than had initially been hoped, MPs have been told.
More than 2.6 million coronavirus vaccine doses have been given to almost 2.3 million people, the health secretary has said, as an NHS boss warned the jab is “not a free pass” to ignore national guidance.
People without COVID-19 symptoms will be targeted for coronavirus testing across England, as the vaccination push ramps up this week.
The NHS is “breaking in front of us” as people fail to obey lockdown rules, and hospitals may soon be too short of staff to keep their patients safe, a leading doctor has warned.
The medicines regulator says it is working “as fast as possible” to approve millions of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine that cannot be delivered to the NHS until they have been declared safe to administer.
The UK’s coronavirus alert level is to be raised from 4 to 5 – the highest level – for the first time.
The son of the oldest NHS frontline doctor to die after contracting COVID-19 says health and care workers should be the first to receive the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.
Vaccine shortages are likely to cause problems for “several months”, England’s chief medical officer has warned, amid fears that emergency healthcare staff at COVID “battle stations” are at risk of burnout.
Intensive care units in three London hospitals were “full” on New Year’s Eve, leaving patients waiting to be transferred to other hospitals for critical care, according to a leaked NHS email obtained by Sky News.
GPs in England are being offered £10 for every care home resident they vaccinate against COVID-19 by the end of January, the NHS has said.
As the rising number of coronavirus cases in England puts more pressure on the NHS, Sky News speaks to a paramedic about the challenges facing the ambulance service.
The country is “back in the eye of the storm”, according to the head of the NHS, with the number of patients being treated for COVID-19 in England’s hospitals overtaking the peak back in April.
Boris Johnson has been warned that a further relaxation of restrictions over Christmas could trigger another wave of coronavirus infections.
Black women are at the highest risk of death during childbirth but the NHS has “no target to end it”, according to a government report.
A £3bn package of new spending to support the NHS in recovering from the pandemic is expected to be announced by the chancellor at next week’s spending review.
The UK’s COVID-19 hotspot should have a tighter lockdown and school closures to reduce spiralling cases, Hull’s NHS boss has said.
The NHS has been asked to be ready to deploy a coronavirus vaccine from the start of December, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told Sky News.