Ten-year dementia plan announced

24 May 2022

Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that a ten-year plan to tackle dementia is to be published later this year, as he announced plans to work across the Government to boost the £375 million already committed for research into neurodegenerative diseases.

Unusual outbreak sees cases of rare monkeypox infection in UK

23 May 2022

Mainly spread by wild animals in parts of west or central Africa, and first identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1970, monkeypox has suddenly appeared in 14 countries with, for the first time, the virus being found in people with no clear connection to the usual countries of origin.