Artificial intelligence will be used in an effort to improve the treatment of coronavirus patients.
Department of Health and Social Care
Local councils will be able to boost social care staffing levels through an extra £120 million of funding, the Government has announced.
Health leaders should urgently review the guidance on personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff caring for Covid patients, leading doctors have said.
A new maternity leadership training programme has been launched following a review into baby deaths.
A new insurance card enabling UK travellers to access healthcare in the European Union has been launched.
Boris Johnson has suggested the limiting factor in expanding the UK’s coronavirus vaccine rollout is waiting for batches of the jab to be tested.
The number of people testing positive for Covid-19 in England has reached a new record high.
Members of the armed forces will be drafted in to support coronavirus testing operations for thousands of school and college students in England, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced.
Councils for Tier 2 areas at “significant risk” of moving into England’s toughest coronavirus restrictions will be offered community testing in a bid to cut local transmission rates.
Councils under England’s toughest coronavirus restrictions are to roll out quick result community testing programmes in a bid to cut Covid-19 transmission rates this winter.
More than 1,300 people were wrongly told they had coronavirus due to a lab error with NHS Test and Trace.
The NHS could potentially be saved millions of pounds after the competition watchdog reached a deal to prevent a vital medication for bipolar patients being withdrawn from the market.
Some of the UK’s biggest food and drink companies have criticised proposals to ban online advertising for products high in salt, sugar and fat.
The Health Secretary has formally asked the medicines regulator to assess the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for use in the UK.
People over the age of 50 will be entitled to a free flu vaccine from the beginning of next month as part of an expanded jab rollout in the face of the “twin threats” of flu and coronavirus.
The Government will decide next week how to end the current lockdown as scientists warned a tougher tier system is needed until vaccines can drive back the Covid-19 pandemic.
Matt Hancock was unable to rule out an extension to the lockdown as a health chief warned the tiered system that ministers want England to return to may have to be strengthened.
Vaccines moved a step closer towards helping end the pandemic, after a new jab was shown in early data to be almost 95% effective in protecting against Covid-19.
A “tremendously exciting” US coronavirus vaccine that may offer very high levels of protection against Covid-19 could arrive in the UK as early as next spring, the Government has said.
British scientists have hailed the “tremendously exciting” news that a US coronavirus vaccine may prevent 94.5% of people from getting Covid-19.
Charities supporting the clinically vulnerable have accused the Government of causing “untold amounts of stress”, after new guidance on shielding was published just hours ahead of the start of a new four-week coronavirus lockdown in England.
Coronavirus tests will be offered to everyone across Liverpool in a pilot of mass testing in England.
The NHS Covid-19 contact tracing app for England and Wales has received an update after an issue around unsupported languages left some unable to access it.
A charity fighting for the rights of dementia patients to have family support during the pandemic is taking urgent legal action against the Government over its guidance on care home visits.
Contacts of people infected with coronavirus may have to self-isolate for as little as seven days amid concerns in Whitehall about the levels of public compliance with the Test and Trace system.
North-east residents are urged to be aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.
An app that helps people self-manage lower back pain is among the winners of a government fund designed to help those with health conditions remain in employment.