Coronavirus testing: What’s going wrong?

Image copyright PA Media Image caption People queue for tests in Southampton People up and down the country have been blocked from getting coronavirus tests in recent days, as appointments were paused with the system struggling to cope. Yet the government says capacity is higher than ever. So what’s going …

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My NHS dentist can fix my son’s teeth – if we go private

By Angie BrownBBC Scotland News Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic image copyrightPA When Sally Armstrong took her 16-year-old son for his first check-up after the lockdown rules began to ease, she was shocked to discover that he needed nine fillings. She was equally stunned when her dentist told her that coronavirus …

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Eye hospital in ‘cataract drive’ to cut Covid backlog

Image caption Brenda Silverman was one of the first patients to be treated as part of Moorfields’ “cataract drive” One of the world’s largest eye hospitals is quadrupling its number of cataract operations, in an attempt to tackle the backlog caused by Covid-19. Moorfields Eye Hospital, in London, is aiming …

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Being a fresher during coronavirus

The start of university life is usually a time to mix and socialise with fellow students and make friends. But with Covid restrictions in place, and social distancing a must, how can first year students make the most of their new surroundings? We visited the University of Hull, and spoke …

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A cold, flu or coronavirus – which one do I have?

A blocked or runny nose, a sore throat and a cough are common, especially in the winter. But how do you know if you have coronavirus? Check your symptoms with us in this video. The BBC’s Kate Forbes explains. Video by Ameer Ahmed, Megan Fisher and Terry Saunders.

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Coronavirus: Trial urges people to call 111 before going to A&E

Image copyright Getty Images People requiring A&E will be urged to book an appointment through NHS 111 under a trial in parts of England. The aim is to direct patients to the most clinically-appropriate service and to help reduce pressure on emergency departments as staff battle winter pressures, such as …

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