Laura Donnelly, The Telegraph

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The Telegraph

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Recent articles by Laura:

Pictured: Doctor shows army of ‘pointless’ forms burying NHS hospitals

Dr Gordon Caldwell says ‘horribly inefficient’ paperwork around patients moving in and out of wards is fuelling record NHS delays → Read More

The reason your constant coughing won't go away

Doctors notice wave of infections is lasting longer than usual as social distancing weakens nation’s immunity → Read More

Statins should be offered to anyone who wants them, says new NHS guidance

Health service to embark on statins free-for-all, in bid to tackle alarming rise in heart deaths and ease pressure on struggling services → Read More

Striking health workers could get pay boost from April in return for radical reforms

Steve Barclay, the Health Secretary, has extended an olive branch to unions ahead of continuing industrial action → Read More

NHS strike dates: When the next nurse walkouts are and which areas are affected

The second round of nurses' strikes will affect 55 trusts across England, up from 44 before Christmas → Read More

Flu admissions worst for a decade, new data reveals

The figures show Britain in the grip of the worst flu season since 2017/18, when 30,000 people died. → Read More

Ambulance workers announce two more strikes in January

Members of Unite union at five ambulance services in England say walkouts will take place on Jan 11 and 23 → Read More

Nearly 10,000 people a year dying from alcohol-related causes

Experts say ONS figures should ring 'alarm bells' in Westminster that trends which began during lockdown show no sign of changing → Read More

Teenage girls should be taught that their ‘ovaries get worn out’

Women’s health ambassador says young people need to have a greater understanding of fertility and calls on TikTok to help deliver messages → Read More

Quarter of teens who lived through lockdowns now have mental health problems

Boys in primary school and those aged 17 to 19 were particularly impacted by Covid restrictions → Read More

NHS should consider robots to plug staffing gaps, says Steve Barclay

Health Secretary says the risk of introducing technology needs to be judged against the impact staff shortages have on the service → Read More

NHS England to fast-track prostate drug which can prolong survival by years

It will be the first health service in Europe to offer it after a post-Brexit partnership between UK, US and Australian medicines regulators → Read More

NHS employs more than 2,000 managers on six-figure salaries

Highest earners in health service paid almost twice as much as Prime Minister at a time when nurses are due to strike over wages → Read More

GPs will fast-track patient scans to speed up cancer diagnoses

NHS ‘Direct Access’ scheme will provide peace of mind and clear backlog by allowing people to go for a scan without visiting a specialist → Read More

Nurses’ pay demands ‘simply not reasonable’ as they plan first national walkout

Half of all hospitals to be affected as No 10 hits out at call for ‘not deliverable’ 17.6pc wage rise → Read More

Patients wait two and a half days for an ambulance as NHS crisis deepens

50,000 extra deaths from heart attacks and strokes since the start of the pandemic while 999 calls take up to 52 minutes to be answered → Read More

Videogames may be prescribed for children’s mental health

Games, videos and quizzes based on cognitive behavioural therapy may help ease anxieties fuelled by lockdown → Read More

Just 20 minutes of walking a day could halve your risk of premature death

Even small amounts of moderate activity cause a significant reduction in mortality, study shows → Read More

NHS could be put under control of Health Secretary in plans being discussed in Whitehall

Policy Exchange report calls for NHS England to be brought back within the department, whilst retaining a separate board and management → Read More

Pregnant women to get free e-cigarettes from council to help them quit smoking

Lambeth in south London unveils scheme despite concerns from campaigners that vapes could harm unborn children → Read More