Booster jabs give the best protection against Omicron variant

Research published this afternoon from the UK Health Security Agency suggests that a booster jab will give around 75 per cent protection against the...

Pfizer, BioNTech vaccine neutralises Omicron with three shots

A three-shot course of the Pfizer, BioNTech vaccine COVID-19 vaccine was able to neutralise the new Omicron variant in a laboratory test, the Company...

State-of-the-art Intermediate Care Unit opens in Salford

A new state-of-the-art 60 bed intermediate care unit helping patients regain their independence before they return home has officially opened in Salford. Salford City Council...

New hospital isolation pods at Stepping Hill are enhancing patient safety

Several new isolation rooms in Stepping Hill Hospital’s critical care unit are now in use to enhance patient safety in the area. Patients in the...

Government signs up for an additional 114 million doses of Covid vaccine

The government has signed new contracts to secure the supply of our vaccine stock to future proof the country’s vaccine programme. The new contracts with...

Up to 740,000 potential cancer patients could have been missed during the pandemic

Between 240,000 and 740,000 potential cancer cases have been missed as people stayed away from GPs during lockdown. A new report out this morning from...

Manchester Study-During summer, hazardous mould species more abundant in rooms with windows

Levels of a fungus hazardous to patients with respiratory disease are more abundant in rooms with outside facing windows during the summer months, University...

Over-60s encouraged to consider being part of Manchester research assessing new respiratory virus vaccine...

People taking part in a vaccine study at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) have shared their motivations for taking part – in the...

Report detailing impact of COVID-19 deaths handed to Care Minister

A University of Liverpool report into the impact of COVID-19 related bereavement – backed by the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice group – was...

A new menu of treatment options without antidepressants for those suffering from depression

People with mild depression in England should be offered therapy, exercise, mindfulness or meditation before antidepressants. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is...