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Women's health: Female patients to be asked about 'gender health gap'

There is "strong evidence" services for female patients in England need improving, ministers say.

Covid-19: Vaccinated NHS staff numbers vary across England

Nine in 10 have received one dose, but in London it's much lower, figures show.

Covid-19: Mystery UK person with Brazil variant found

Health officials have also traced the contacts of the person, it is understood.

Coronavirus infection levels continue to drop in the UK

R remains below 1, and a survey of community infections suggest around 1-in-230 people has the virus.

Covid: Some asthma patients being told to wait longer for vaccine

Some are not being prioritised if they haven't been to hospital recently for the condition.

Covid: Mental health money for children's services

The £79m forms part of a half-billion-pound pot for all mental health services.

Covid-19: Nurses prepare for strikes over 1% NHS pay rise in England

A union calls the proposed increase in England "pitiful", but ministers say money is tight.

Covid: Fresh air 'key to safer classrooms'

Knowing which windows to open and having shorter lessons could help when children return to school.