Press release: NHS patients to receive life-saving COVID-19 treatments that could cut hospital time by 10 days

Patients in intensive care units across the UK are to receive potentially life-saving treatments for COVID-19 Government ensures life-saving drugs will be available in NHS healthcare settings with immediate effectPatients across the UK who are admitted to intensive care units due to COVID-19 are set to receive new life-saving treatments which can reduce the time spent in hospital by up to 10 days, the government has announced today (Thursday 7 January).Results from the government-funded REMAP-CAP clinical trial published today showed tocilizumab and sarilumab reduced the relative risk of death by 24%, when administered to patients within 24 hours of entering intensive care.Most of the data came from when…

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Press release: Royal Mail to collect COVID-19 test kits 7 days a week

Collections will now be made from over 15,000 priority postboxes on a Sunday Royal Mail has been a key partner for the governments national testing programme for the distribution of coronavirus (COVID-19) test kits since the start of the pandemic The majority of the tens of millions of home, regional test centre and care provider tests have moved through Royal Mail for some or all of their delivery and return journeys since April 2020Royal Mail is introducing a weekend extension for over 15,000 existing priority postboxes from 21 November. Collections will now be made from these priority postboxes on a Sunday.Royal Mail has also increased its number of…

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