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Coronavirus: GPs prepare for NHS’s ‘biggest crisis’

Image caption “I want the right equipment to protect myself,” says Dr Jane Wheatley As coronavirus spreads widely across the UK, many of those who fall sick may seek treatment at their GP’s surgery. Are family doctors ready to deal with a wave of patients, prevent the spread of the …

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Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health

Image copyright Emma Russell Coronavirus has plunged the world into uncertainty and the constant news about the pandemic can feel relentless. All of this is taking its toll on people’s mental health, particularly those already living with conditions like anxiety and OCD. So how can we protect our mental health? …

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Coronavirus: Europe now epicentre of the pandemic, says WHO

Image copyright AFP Image caption Countries have largely tried to keep public transport operational Europe is now the “epicentre” of the global coronavirus pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization says. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged countries to use aggressive measures, community mobilisation and social distancing to save lives. …

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Routine surgery in Wales cancelled due to coronavirus

Image copyright sudok1/Getty Images Routine surgery is to be cancelled in Wales as the NHS gears up to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. Cutting back on so-called “elective” operations – those waiting for non-urgent treatment – had been put forward as one of the likely options as the pandemic escalates and …

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Coronavirus: Why does the UK have more modest controls?

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Architects of the UK’s “nuanced” approach: Prof Chris Whitty (left) and Sir Patrick Vallance Many countries are taking tough measures to crack down on the spread of coronavirus, including school closures, an end to mass gatherings and severe travel restrictions. But the UK has adopted …

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