Category: Health Insurance

Wuhan city,China Looking out over a glistening South China Sea makes for an impressive background for your daily Zoom calls. After an illustrious career, including a spell as the deputy Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor John Watson had been…

Obesity is a global and complex public health concern. It is associated with reduced life expectancy and is a risk factor for a range of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, at least 12 kinds of cancer, liver…

Liverpool waterfront seen across the river Mersey. Our fight against COVID-19 continues. We can see the evidence across the country that the lockdown has been successful in bringing down rates of infection. In the North West of England however, we…

We know that schools are a vital environment for children and young people’s wellbeing and mental health, as well as their learning. Schools have remained open to children of key workers and vulnerable children throughout the pandemic, and this has…

It’s been over a year since the first cases of COVID-19 were detected in the UK, and all of us have been living with some form of restrictions for a very long time now.  Along with these restrictions, people have…

On 8 December 2020, the UK became the first country to rollout a COVID-19 vaccination programme, initially using the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Following advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), care home residents and staff, people over the…

The evidence is clear, Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and COVID-19 share common underlying risk factors. People with pre-existing CVD, diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure are not only at greater risk of having a heart attack, stroke or developing some forms…

Madison Exter joined UK Biocentre at the Milton Keynes Lighthouse lab as a temporary lab technician, after studying Human Biology. When testing capacity was rapidly increasing to help halt the spread of COVID-19, she became a Laboratory Supervisor, supporting the…

We are fast approaching February half term (15th – 19th February for most parts of the country). After a very tough winter we are all looking forward to nicer weather and brighter days, but right now we are in a…

Coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of a SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus particle isolated from a UK case of the disease Covid-19. Counting how many people have sadly died with COVID-19 is not straightforward. Public Health England publishes daily figures for deaths in…