NHS faces 'significant' staff absences as COVID-19 cases hit new record

The NHS could struggle to cope this winter as Omicron drives a huge spike in staff absences, England's chief medical officer has warned, as the UK saw a record 88,376 COVID-19 cases on 16 December.

by Luke Haynes

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