NHS forecasts 230,000 extra cases of PTSD in England due to Covid | Post-traumatic stress disorder

The NHS is forecasting there will be 230,000 new cases of post-traumatic stress disorder in England as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, official figures show.Covid-19 has increased exposure to events that could cause PTSD, an anxiety disorder triggered by very stressful, frightening or distressing events, according to the Royal College of Psychiatrists. It says … Read more

Late diagnosis of breast cancer rises as NHS struggles in Covid crisis | Cancer

Soaring numbers of women are being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, undermining their chances of survival, because of Covid’s disruption of NHS care, a charity has warned.The number of women being diagnosed with the disease at stage 4 is as much as 48% higher in some months than expected, with the pandemic to blame, says … Read more

NHS ready to extend Covid vaccines to children as young as 5 | Coronavirus

NHS England officials said the health service is ready to extend the availability of vaccines quickly when and if expert recommendations for who should receive them change, after a report suggested plans to give the Covid jab to children aged five to 11 could become reality next year.Covid-19 vaccines are licensed in the UK only … Read more