New Health Minister for Brexit and workforce announced

17 September 2019

In Prime Minister Boris Johnson's latest cabinet reshuffle, Chris Skidmore replaces Jo Johnson as Universities Minister, with Edward Argar becoming a Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).

National Eye Health Week coming up

17 September 2019

National Eye Health Week is scheduled for 23–29 September 2019, with the aim of encouraging more people to have regular sight tests and make lifestyle choices that benefit their vision and general wellbeing.

Government moves towards points-based migration system

13 September 2019

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has been asked by Home Secretary Priti Patel to look, as a matter of urgency, into how an Australian-style points-based (PBS) immigration system could be introduced in Britain.

Home Office immigration plans for no deal Brexit

10 September 2019

In July we reported that the increasing chance of a no-deal Brexit was causing concern with regard to firms losing access to the EU workers that many have taken on in recent years (see Employers Worried About Immigration Proposals).

Pharmacies to offer heart checkups in new scheme

3 September 2019

A new NHS England scheme, which aims to prevent heart attacks and strokes, will see 320 high street pharmacies offering heart checkups, blood pressure and cholesterol tests.

PM orders action to stop measles spread

28 August 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is calling for urgent action to ensure that children and young people in Britain are protected against measles.