Samedaydoctor has been interviewed on GB News and Talk Radio about ongoing health issues including the possibility of a strike by NHS GP’s.
Furthermore a member of the group of scientists advising the government on coronavirus has stepped down from the role. Sir Jeremy Farrar has been part of the independent Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) since the start of the pandemic. He said he had left at the end of October so he could focus on his work as director of medical charity the Wellcome Trust.
Sir Jeremy also said Sage scientists had often had to work “under huge pressure” to provide “vital evidence, and independent, expert, transparent advice”. In his statement confirming he had left Sage, he said: “The Covid-19 crisis is a long way from over, with the global situation deeply troubling.
“The high levels of transmission seen in the UK remain concerning, but I stepped down as a participant of Sage knowing ministers had been provided with most of the key science advice needed over the winter months.”
The UK recorded 33,865 Covid cases on Tuesday, with the total number of cases in the past seven days down 10.4% on the previous week.
Deaths are still rising, with 293 deaths within 28 days of a positive test reported.