NLW will rise to £9.50 in April 2022

26 October 2021

The Treasury has announced that the National Living Wage will increase next April to £9.50 per hour. This represents a 6.6% increase. These new rates will be effective from 1 April 2022.

GP diabetes health checks fewer due to pandemic

19 October 2021

Recent research has highlighted a fall in the number of GP diabetes health checks during the Covid-19 pandemic, with older people from deprived areas experiencing the greatest reductions.

NHS England announces emergency funding and GPs access plan

18 October 2021

NHE England has published Our Plan for Improving Access for Patients and Supporting General Practice, together with announcing funding of £250 million for general practice to “increase the proportion of appointments delivered face to face”.

Covid-19 vaccine clinical trial participants to be offered top-up doses

13 October 2021

People who have participated in vaccine clinical trials in England are being offered the option to get additional vaccine doses to ensure they can travel abroad to countries which currently only accept vaccination records with approved for deployment Covid-19 vaccinations.