Government to reduce overprescribing of medicines

28 September 2021

The Government has accepted all recommendations of a review that has highlighted the impact of overprescribing of medicines and will take action to prevent medicines being prescribed unnecessarily in England.

CEV shielding programme formally closed

21 September 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has agreed to end the requirement for Covid-19 shielding guidance for people previously considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV).