Government launches its Covid-19 inquiry

26 July 2022

The Government has launched the first investigation into how well prepared the UK was for a pandemic, officially launched by former Court of Appeal Judge and inquiry Chair Baroness Heather Hallett.

Over 50s to be offered Covid-19 autumn booster

19 July 2022

Those aged 50 and over will now be eligible to receive both a Covid-19 booster vaccine and a flu jab this autumn as part of plans to increase protection against respiratory viruses ahead of the winter season.

Special Covid-19 leave for NHS staff in England ends

5 July 2022

As part of learning to live with Covid-19, the Government has announced that, from 7 July, NHS staff in England will revert to normal contractual sick pay arrangements as special paid leave for Covid-related sickness and isolation will end.

Preliminary plans for Autumn Covid-19 boosters announced

29 June 2022

New NHS England (NHSE) guidance has set out further details on the upcoming autumn Covid-19 booster programme, following the publication of interim advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) for the autumn, and how it intends to develop a future vaccination and immunisation strategy.

Looking After You Too scheme helped GPs manage pandemic stress

27 April 2022

A study by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) has found that NHS England's Looking After You Too specialised coaching scheme, introduced at the height of the pandemic, improved the wellbeing and capabilities of GPs and their teams.