Victoria Macdonald is Health and Social Care Editor at Channel 4 News.
Victoria Macdonald is an award-winning journalist, who has been covering health and social care issues for Channel 4 News since 1999.
She reports on changes in the NHS - the reforms and the politics - whether it is in hospitals or in the community or, indeed in Westminster.
She closely follows the care system and how it impacts on the elderly and those with disabilities as well as investigating issues, including mental health, HIV/Aids and TB, and child health.
Victoria is originally from New Zealand and worked for the Sunday Telegraph before joining Channel 4 News.
With the focus on getting the economy up and running, there has been a warning that medical research could be “devastated” by the pandemic’s economic effects.
The 2.2 million people in England most vulnerable to coronavirus, who have been shielding in their homes for three months, have been told they can start to come outside.
Latest figures from what Boris Johnson has called a “world beating” NHS Test and Trace system also came out today.
China has raised its emergency warning to its second-highest level – cancelling more than 60 percent of flights into Beijing in an effort to control a worrying spike in new Covid cases.
A UK drug trial has announced that a common steroid called dexamethasone, that costs just £5 for an entire course of treatment, has been shown to cut the risk of death by a third for Covid patients on ventilators.
Their parents were told that from their birth, the boys were unlikely to survive. Twin boys from Turkey, joined at the head.
We have seen a report from a top scientist from 9 March, warning that the UK’s then “mitigation” approach could lead to 1.7 million deaths.
The Government is pressing ahead with some of its plans to ease lockdown, confirming that non-essential shops will be allowed to open from next Monday.
Deaths from coronavirus in the UK are continuing to fall with the daily number of deaths rising by 55 today.
Fines could be imposed for anyone failing to comply.
The NHS test and trace chief, Baroness Dido Harding, has been giving evidence to MPs on the Commons Health Select Committee today.
this programme has exclusively seen a leaked copy of data showing how Test and Trace was operating in its first few days.
Matt Hancock has described the NHS test and trace system as “successful”, but has not provided figures on the number of people contacted.
People in England and Wales who have been forced to shield themselves from any social contact because of medical conditions were told they could go outdoors again today.
This programme has seen a leaked Public Health England (PHE) document showing the findings of a study into the spread of Covid-19 in care homes.