Draft NICE guidance on self-harm drawn up

26 January 2022

A draft National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline has been drawn up, which updates GP guidance regarding regular reviews for self-harm patients.

England to fully return to Plan A on 27 January

26 January 2022

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that England will fully return to Plan A on 27 January 2022, and that people are no longer be required to work from home and masks are no longer compulsory in secondary school classrooms with immediate effect.

UKHSA updates IPC guidance

26 January 2022

Updated infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance from the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has said that GPs treating patients with a “suspected or confirmed” Covid-19 infection must wear an FFP3 mask.

Minister calls for return to office-based working

26 January 2022

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Steve Barclay, has told departments across government that they should ensure that their offices can return quickly to full occupancy following the lifting of work from home restrictions in England.

Government opens West Africa to exporters

26 January 2022

UK Export Finance (UKEF) has released new data showing that it provided over £500 million worth of support for projects in West Africa during 2021, the most in over two decades.

Company sentenced after fatal fall through fragile roof

26 January 2022

AJM Services (Midlands) Ltd has been sentenced after an employee of the Powys construction company was fatally injured in Liverpool when he fell six metres through a roof whilst working on a replacement roof project.

Fire risk appraisal of external wall construction and cladding

26 January 2022

The British Standards Institution (BSI), in its role as the UK National Standards Body, has published a code of practice for the fire risk appraisal of external wall construction and cladding of existing multi-storey and multi-occupied residential buildings.

National regulation of construction products

26 January 2022

In January 2021, the Government announced that the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) would take on responsibility for the national regulation of construction products.