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Popular pharmacist's prescription service suspended

Popular pharmacist's prescription service suspended

03 December 2020

A popular pharmacist has been suspended from issuing his own prescriptions after faults posing "a serious risk to patient safety" were found.

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How Kent MPs are planning to vote on tier system

How Kent MPs are planning to vote on tier system

01 December 2020

A crunch vote on the latest tier-based coronavirus restrictions is due to take place later and could see a number of Kent MPs rebel against the plans.

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Where in Kent Covid-19 rates are still rising

Where in Kent Covid-19 rates are still rising

30 November 2020

The vast majority of England has seen a decrease in the rate of coronavirus infections - but it is still going up in six parts of Kent.

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Hospital shuts down children and adolescent wards after damning inspection

Hospital shuts down children and adolescent wards after damning inspection

30 November 2020

A hospital has stopped running mental health services for children and adolescents following an unannounced inspection.

Online petition calls for Swexit

Online petition calls for Swexit

28 November 2020

A petition has called for Swale to be divorced from Kent after the county was plunged into Tier 3 restrictions following high regional Covid rates.

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Fears over care home workers 'mixing during Christmas'

Fears over care home workers 'mixing during Christmas'

27 November 2020

A Kent care home boss says her staff will be "sensible" over the Christmas holidays as they seek to protect vulnerable residents from coronavirus.

Should schools shut a week early to 'save Christmas'?

Should schools shut a week early to 'save Christmas'?

27 November 2020

Head teachers have had their say on whether schools will stay open until the end of term - amid parents' fears of children isolating over Christmas.

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Local test and trace system set to launch

Local test and trace system set to launch

26 November 2020

A Kent test and trace scheme is being launched tomorrow to help locate people who have tested positive for Covid-19.

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Class bubble isolated after positive Covid-19 case

Class bubble isolated after positive Covid-19 case

26 November 2020

An academy has sent a Year 5 class home after someone tested positive for coronavirus.

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'Predatory' nurse struck off for groping vulnerable patient

'Predatory' nurse struck off for groping vulnerable patient

24 November 2020

A nurse who touched a patient's breasts and sent half-naked pictures to another has been struck off.

Outcome of Kent's emergency Covid meeting

Outcome of Kent's emergency Covid meeting

23 November 2020

An emergency meeting called after a rise in Covid-19 cases has revealed only 12% of them from the worst hit borough come from prisons and care homes.

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Just why is this England's worst place for infections?

Just why is this England's worst place for infections?

23 November 2020

People living in a borough which tops the England league table for infection rates speak out on why they think the place earned its dubious honour.

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The Covid-19 hotspots in every district in Kent

The Covid-19 hotspots in every district in Kent

22 November 2020

Figures reveal the places with the highest infection rates in every area across the county ahead of a crucial government decision on new restrictions.

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Health boss says Army won't be called in

Health boss says Army won't be called in

21 November 2020

The county's director of public health says the military is too stretched to help with the Covid vaccine roll out in Kent.

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‘Covid left me in 23-day coma and with PTSD - but I won't be beaten'

‘Covid left me in 23-day coma and with PTSD - but I won't be beaten'

21 November 2020

A dad left battling coronavirus in hospital for 95 days has spoken about its effects - as the phenomenon of Long Covid spreads across Kent.

Medway's coronavirus infection rate highest ever

Medway's coronavirus infection rate highest ever

20 November 2020

Medway’s Covid-19 seven-day rate of infection is at an all time high, it has been revealed.

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Public's £250k donations for hospital 'humbling'

Public's £250k donations for hospital 'humbling'

20 November 2020

Donations worth £250,000 to a hospital charity to support frontline workers and patients during the coronavirus pandemic have left staff humbled.

Kent ward records highest Covid cases in England

Kent ward records highest Covid cases in England

19 November 2020

An area in the county has had the highest amount of Covid-19 cases in the county, government figures have revealed.

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'Covid hit towns are most deprived'

'Covid hit towns are most deprived'

19 November 2020

A Kent MP has said the county's most hard hit areas by Covid-19 are also some of its most depraved areas.

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Mass vaccination sites to be set up in Kent

Mass vaccination sites to be set up in Kent

19 November 2020

The organisation in charge of healthcare in the county has met to discuss setting up three sites where coronavirus vaccine jabs can be given en masse.

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