‘100% accurate’ antibody test could be coronavirus breakthrough

A new test which could help discover if people have developed immunity to coronavirus is 100% accurate, public health leaders have said. Prime Minister Boris...

Dentists to be allowed to reopen from 8th June

The British Dental Association (BDA) has welcomed news the government has given the green light for the restoration of routine care services in England,...

Manchester researchers lead programme to assess instant testing for COVID-19

Researchers from Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) and The University of Manchester (UoM) are to assess the effectiveness of tests that may give...

Greater Manchester children take part in voluntary coronavirus antibody research – ‘What’s the STORY’

A research study evaluating the presence of COVID-19 antibodies in children and young people is taking place at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT). What’s...

North’s Covid measures ‘rash based on data which is not backed up by the...

The imposition of a partial lockdown in parts of the North of England we’re rash’ decision which is not backed up by the data,...

Covid vaccine could begin clinical trials in the UK in late autumn or early...

A Cambridge-developed vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2 could begin clinical trials in the UK in late autumn or early next year, thanks to a £1.9million...

COVID-19 vaccine may not need to be fully effective to benefit public health

Even an imperfect, partially effective vaccine against COVID-19 could have a substantial public health benefit if rolled out in 2021, a report says. Researchers from...

New technology helping parents and carers in Greater Manchester access support during COVID-19 launched

Parents and carers in Bury and Rochdale can now benefit from a new application digitising early years assessments, allowing them to have more control...

Vaccine hesitancy threatens to undermine pandemic response

An 80% take up of a COVID-19 vaccine could be necessary to protect the community but, given the scale and complexity of the task,...

Vallance-No hard evidence that hospitality curfew is effective

The Government's Chief Scientist Sir Patrick Vallance has admitted to a committee of MP's that there was "no hard evidence" that imposing curfews was...