All appointments made for patients aged under 30 to have their first Oxford/AstraZeneca (AZ) Covid-19 vaccine have been cancelled by NHS England; patients have been advised to discuss their vaccination with their GP.
The British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) has issued specific advice recommending the Covid-19 vaccine and saying it is fine to have during the holy month of Ramadan, which started on the evening of 12 April 2021, as it is not nutritional and does not contain any animal or foetal products.
Supported by vaccine progress, the UK Government’s plan to ease lockdown measures and return to more normal business operations in the months ahead led to a marked improvement in recruitment activity in March.
Prospects for a quick recovery in world trade have improved as merchandise trade expanded more rapidly than expected in the second half of last year, according to new estimates from the World Trade Organization (WTO).
On 1 April the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) announced that access to the National Booking Service, which has become the most direct route to Covid-19 vaccines for care staff, will be restricted.
Updated guidance has been published that sets out how open day care centres providing essential care in England can order weekly polymarase chain reaction (PCR) testing for their staff. There is also separate guidance that sets out how personal assistants (PAs) working in adult social care in England can access twice-weekly Covid-19 lateral flow tests (LFTs).
Responding to the news that Greater Manchester will take its buses back into public control, the TUC’s Better Buses for Yorkshire campaigner, Gareth Forest, has suggested that this should be the signal for similar moves on the other side of the Pennines.
After anonymous testimonials were published on the website ‘Everyone’s Invited’, Ofsted has announced a review into safeguarding policies and practices relating to sexual abuse in state and independent schools and colleges.