Have your say on ending vaccination as condition of deployment

11 February 2022

We reported earlier this month that Health Secretary Sajid Javid had delayed a requirement that frontline NHS workers in England should have a first jab by 3 February in order to consult further on the implications of the legislation (see Government will consult on ending vaccination as condition of deployment).

Guidance updated on Covid-19 testing in adult care homes

8 February 2022

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has updated its guidance on care home testing of staff and residents to reflect changes in the Government’s Covid-19 infection prevention and control (IPC) policy, and should be implemented by 16 February 2022.

Charities warn energy price hike will see worsening fuel poverty

8 February 2022

Following an announcement from Ofgem that millions of households will be paying an extra £693 a year on their energy bills from next April, disabled charity Revitalise said the rising costs will “hit disabled people and carers the hardest”.

Start a conversation about mental health

4 February 2022

Time to Talk Day 2022 which took place on Thursday 3 February, focused on the key message of creating supportive communities by having conversations with family, friends or colleagues about mental health.