Public health doctors don't dash around hospitals wearing white coats brandishing stethoscopes. The work of this medical specialty is mainly outside of hospitals and it has a very long history. It has a local, national and global reach, an international skeleton charged with the care of populations. And in this pandemic, it is public health which is doing the heavy lifting. In this special edition of Inside Health Dr Margaret McCartney investigates the serious questions being raised about the UK's public health response to trying to stop the spread of the virus, and how tension, over the performance of the …
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Covid-19 and ethnicity in medicine and medical devices safety review.
James Gallagher investigates the impact on cancer care of the pandemic
Millions are 'shielding' from the virus. Tanya on the reality of long-term lockdown.
Claudia Hammond on the longest stay COVID-19 case; Health Inequalities; Agoraphobia.
Acute Kidney Injury & Covid-19; passive immunisation; online GPs; face mask interactions.
Why do people with diabetes get so sick with Covid-19 and how can they protect themselves?
Claudia Hammond on smoking and Covid-19, lockdown loneliness surveys, and clinical law.
Southampton update, health anxiety, death certifications and fast-track drug screening.
Claudia Hammond reports on the first drug trials for the treatment of Covid-19.
Claudia Hammond on moral injury, asthma, a Southampton update, and mental health services.
Claudia Hammond reports on the unfolding coronavirus pandemic.
Margaret McCartney on COVID-19; Pneumonia; Viral Load; Trauma Care in Fort William.
Dr Saleyha Ahsan investigates the struggle to increase capacity in intensive care.
Saleyha Ahsan reports from her own emergency department about preparations for Coronavirus
Chris van Tulleken investigates hard sell in the private cataract business
Chris van Tulleken examines cigarette filters and how the media report sepsis.
Keen cyclist and GP, Dr Farrah Jarral investigates the health effects of air pollution.
Coronavirus; Breakfast; Women and Heart Attacks; Personal digital assistants.
James Gallagher on the virus almost nobody's heard of, Respiratory Syncytial Virus or RSV.