Two new Lighthouse Labs have been announced in Newcastle and Bracknell to help scale up testing capacity ahead of winter.
More than one million people have downloaded the Protect Scotland contact tracing app since its launch last week.
The Royal College of Nursing is calling for urgent action to address the shortage of nursing staff across the health and care system.
A new offer to patients is being piloted in trusts across England, with NHS 111 being the first point of contact for accessing urgent medical care.
Matt Hancock has announced that A&Es in 25 hospitals across England will receive an additional £150 million to expand and upgrade.
The health service’s most senior leaders have urged their frontline colleagues to get their annual flu jab as soon as possible.
Restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus has driven stress, anxiety and depression far above normal levels, with warnings that they may rise again.
The BMA has called on the government to act now to address health inequalities and racism in the NHS and across the UK.
The Labour Party has written to Matt Hancock setting out five key areas where action is needed to protect care homes this winter.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists has warned that addiction services must receive a multi-million-pound funding boost in the upcoming Spending Review.
The government needs to develop a public information campaign on the NHS backlog and likely timescale for returning to normal services.
The MoJ has announced that the maximum penalty for assaulting frontline health workers is to be doubled from one to two years.
Dr Chaand Nagpaul has warned of the impact of the non-coronavirus backlog, the ongoing risk of a second spike and winter pressures.
Trust leaders are concerned that current testing shortages are starting to impact on NHS service recovery and winter preparations.
Macmillan Cancer Support says that cancer care across the NHS was already at ‘crisis level’ before the emergence of coronavirus.
NHS England is writing to all GP practices to make sure they are communicating the fact doctors can be seen in person, as well as virtually.
A major survey of doctors shows that a second peak of coronavirus in England this winter is the number one concern among the medical profession.
NHS England is providing a £10 million funding boost for a number of community initiatives, including mental health first aid training for barbers.
The NHS COVID-19 app will launch on 24 September in England and Wales, including measures including QR check-in at venues.
Eight new research projects on coronavirus transmission have been awarded funding by the NIHR and UKRI.