Calls to fight patient racism against GPs and staff

8 June 2021

Local Medical Committee (LMC) leaders have called on the Government to step up the fight against racism experienced by GPs and their staff, saying daily examples of this form of racism should be identified and publicised by Government ministers.

HEE Mandate 2021 to 2022 published

8 June 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has published the Government's strategic objectives for Health Education England (HEE) in providing healthcare workforce planning, education and training for April 2021 to March 2022.

Go-ahead given for young teens to get Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

4 June 2021

Following a rigorous review of the safety, quality and effectiveness of the vaccine in this age group, an extension has been authorised to the current UK approval of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to allow its use in 12 to 15 year-olds.

Cash boost for apprenticeships

4 June 2021

With effect from 1 June, employers of all sizes in England can apply for extra funding to help them take on new apprentices, in what the Department for Education (DfE) has called the latest drive to revolutionise the skills and training offer.

Joint statement on tackling racism in health and social care

1 June 2021

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has issued an open statement, together with the NHS Race and Health Observatory, Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and General Medical Council (GMC), calling on healthcare leaders to ensure that health and care staff across the country are protected from racism or any other form of discrimination.