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.
NHS leaders in England have warned that services are under “enormous strain”, due to a combination of high demand, staff shortages and high levels of Covid. It’s already prompted a number of trusts to declare critical incidents.
Authorities in China have imposed indefinite lockdown restrictions in Shanghai – home to 26 million people – as they battle to control a surge in Covid cases.
With Covid rates in England at a record level, another nine symptoms have been added to the official list, including shortness of breath, tiredness and a sore throat.
“A catalogue of tragedies” – that’s how the senior midwife Donna Ockenden described her review into maternity services at the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust.
We can exclusively reveal that a review into the trust at the centre of the largest maternity scandal in the history of the NHS will be ordered to make 60 immediate changes to their practices.
The number of Covid infections is rising again across the UK.
Hong Kong is struggling with a massive surge in coronavirus cases, compounded by low vaccination rates among the elderly.
On the same day Russia bombed another hospital, the WHO warned of an emerging health crisis triggered by this war.
NHS leaders in England have warned that scrapping free Covid tests for medical staff puts both them and their patients at risk.
Our Health and Social Care Editor Victoria Macdonald explains the potential health implications of the government lifting all Covid restrictions in England – despite scepticism from many medics and scientists.
There is “overwhelming” evidence of inequality for ethnic minorities in healthcare and within the health NHS workforce, according to a review of a decade’s worth of research published today by the NHS Race and Health Observatory.
The latest government figures show 68, 214 people tested positive for Covid in the last 24 hours, 13,545 are in hospital, and a further 276 people have died within 28 days of a positive test. So what’s been the reaction to the government’s plan to end isolation in England within weeks?
Around 6 million people are on waiting lists for treatment in England and Sajid Javid admitted that would carry on going up for at least another two years.
Plans to clear England’s NHS waiting list backlog have been delayed.
A new drug approved for use in the NHS could see as many as a third of the 15,000 sickle cell patients in this country getting a treatment that reduces that pain.