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Pandemic anxiety mentally aged over-50s by six years

Over-50s who suffered from worsening anxiety and depression during the Covid pandemic mentally aged the equivalent of six years, according to new research. People who said they felt more anxious and depressed in the first year of the pandemic scored the poorest on tests of attention span and memory. A team from the University of Exeter and King’s C...

Patients unable to see GPs face-to-face are piling pressure on A&E departments

GPs’ failure to see patients face-to-face is ramping up the pressure on accident and emergency units, Sajid Javid has told MPs. The Health Secretary said people were turning up at A&E departments “because they’re not able to get through to their primary care services in the usual way”. Mr Javid was being questioned by MPs on the Commons health and ...

NHS 'failing to use private hospitals' to clear backlog despite £10bn scheme

The NHS is sending fewer patients for admission to private hospitals than before the pandemic, despite a £10 billion scheme intended to help reduce the backlog by using independent facilities. Sajid Javid, the Health Secretary, has been warned that vast capacity to treat NHS patients in private hospitals is going “unused” despite his previous annou...