Covid-19: Complaints after England booking site reveals vaccine status

A privacy campaign says it is “shocking” the details can be obtained through the website in England. Source link

Alcohol deaths highest for 20 years in England and Wales

Last year, deaths rose from March onwards and were mostly related to long-term drinking problems. Source link

Covid-19 vaccine offered to people aged 40 and over in England

Nine out of every 10 people aged 45 and over have now had a jab in England, NHS officials say. Source link

Covid: Care home isolation rule axed for low-risk trips in England

Leigh Day partner Tessa Gregory, who is representing John’s Campaign, said: “It appears under the threat of legal proceedings, which the John’s Campaign were due to issue next week, the government has finally agreed to drop the blanket requirement that care home residents self-isolate for 14 days following any visit out. Source link

NHS England boss Stevens to step down this summer

After seven years in the job Sir Simon now becomes a life peer, the government says. Source link

Covid-19: Vaccine offered to 42-year-olds in England

Those who are due to turn 42 by 1 July can also book their jabs on the NHS website. Source link

Covid-19: Vaccine rollout in England extends to 44-year-olds

One of the people featured in the advert is 32-year-old Thor Porter, a drummer and graphic designer from Salisbury, in Wiltshire, who said: “I feel the vaccine rollout is key to regaining some form of normality. As a musician, it will hopefully enable venues to reopen and ensure a future in my career.” Source link

Covid: Vaccine uptake among over-50s hits 95% in England

But uptake among care home staff is still around 80% despite attempts to get more to come forward. Source link

Covid: Deaths in England and Wales fall 92% since January peak

“Something like 30 or 40 people drown in the bath every year, something like 1,000 people die falling down the stairs, something like 200 die from choking on their breakfast, and that’s many, many more deaths than we get from these vaccines,” he said. Source link

4.7 million waiting for operations in England

Mr Tim Mitchell, vice-president of the Royal College of Surgeons of England said: “Although the most urgent operations, for cancer and life-threatening conditions went ahead, hundreds of thousands of patients waiting for routine surgery such as hip and knee operations, cochlear implants and vascular operations had their treatment cancelled or postponed. Source link