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Health Secretary admits that 100,000 test goal will be a ‘huge amount of work’

The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has admitted that hitting its new target for coronavirus tests has left the Government with ‘a huge amount of work to do’. Speaking as the NHS prepared to open a new temporary hospital, constructed in nine days at London’s ExCel centre, Mr Hancock described the target of 100,000 tests a day as ‘a big task and a big ask’, but claimed that in partnership with industry ‘this national effort’ was achievable

Pregnant women ‘should keep antenatal appointments’ despite COVID-19

Pregnant women should attend antenatal appointments as normal despite warnings that they should be shielded from coronavirus, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health have said in a joint statement

BAME communities’ ‘unequal mental health care’

Black and minority ethnic (BAME) communities are at comparatively higher risk of mental ill health, and disproportionately impacted by social detriments associated with mental illness, a report by the Race and Equality Foundation has found

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