Leading Health Department officials, including the chief medical officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, have written to hospital managers six times in the last five weeks to stress the urgent need to vaccinate doctors and nurses against swine flu.
Hospitals expect only a faction of staff to volunteer to receive the vaccine Photo: REUTERS
There are signs that many health staff will decide against being immunised because of doubts about the vaccine’s effectiveness, fear of side-effects and a view that swine flu is not...
President Barack Obama's plans to overhaul the American health care system received a boost on Wednesday when a second Republican senator indicated that she may support the legislation.
President Obama speaks at a rally on health care reform at the University of Maryland Photo: AP
Susan Collins joined fellow moderate Republican senator Olympia Snowe, in endorsing the goal of far-reaching changes in the US health care system.
The proposals to overhaul of the $2.6 trillion (£1.6 trillion) system were passed by the Senate Finance Committee, setting...