Latest Covid-19 vaccine study in the UK launches in London

Latest Covid-19 vaccine study in the UK launches in London

The latest COVID-19 vaccine study in the UK is now open in North West London. Medicago, a biopharmaceutical company based in Canada, and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) are launching the Phase 3 randomised, observer blinded, placebo-controlled study. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)-supported study, which will be run at the London...

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Variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus: do they threaten our hope for a return to ‘normality’, socialising and summer holidays?

Variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus: do they threaten our hope for a return to ‘normality’, socialising and summer holidays?

“It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.” – Isaac Asimov Over the past year, we have all certainly faced a constellation of difficulties as a consequence of Covid-19 in the UK and globally. As the current lockdown measures begin to ease, we all hope...

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Reflections on the pandemic: Dr Raj Chandok, London NHS General Practitioner, discusses his experience.

Reflections on the pandemic: Dr Raj Chandok, London NHS General Practitioner, discusses his experience.

The impact of this pandemic, first and foremost is, of course, the tragic loss of lives and my heart goes out to all those that have lost loved ones to Covid-19, the effect upon them is immeasurable. This pandemic has been the greatest challenge to our health and care system....

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New UNITED charity in Hammersmith and Fulham

New UNITED charity in Hammersmith and Fulham

Food parcels for older people, legal support for those losing jobs or homes, computers for children in poverty, and activities for the learning disabled; these are just a few examples of how new local charity UNITED in Hammersmith in Fulham is using local gifts of money, time and resources to...

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Al Manaar to host Covid-19 information event this weekend

Al Manaar to host Covid-19 information event this weekend

North Kensington’s faith communities have joined forces with public health experts to tackle a spike in Covid-19 cases and misinformation about the vaccine at an online information event. Organised by Al Manaar and the Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre Trust, Sunday’s free Zoom session will see experts from the NHS, Public...

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A quarter of Londoners don’t want coronavirus vaccine

A quarter of Londoners don’t want coronavirus vaccine

A quarter of Londoners don’t want a coronavirus vaccine or are unlikely to get one, according to a new survey.  Almost half of Londoners who might choose to not get a coronavirus vaccine either do not trust Government advice or drug companies, the Assembly found. The online poll of more...

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All I need is the air I breathe

All I need is the air I breathe

It was Tuesday October 27th and I had been taken into the Ben Muir Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for Covid 19, at St George’s Hospital, Tooting. Having taken every possible precaution against exposure to the pandemic, we received a call on the 17th October stating that one of the parties...

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Care in the time of Covid-19

Care in the time of Covid-19

In a world which has been thrown into chaos by the Covid-19 virus, many organisations have struggled with the pace and ferocity of change to their industries. Care provider Draycott Nursing & Care on the other hand, have seemingly vaulted their own considerable Covid-19 hurdles elegantly. The company employs 40...

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New drug could be key treatment for a range of cancers

New drug could be key treatment for a range of cancers

A new drug designed to counter the effects of an important, but very hard to target, cancer mutation could be effective against a range of tumour types including lung and gynaecological cancers, a new clinical trial shows. Researchers used an innovative, intermittent treatment schedule to limit the drug’s toxicity, and...

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