Vaccination of eligible children including 16- to 17-year-olds to begin

10 August 2021

NHS England (NHSE) has instructed practices to begin vaccinating eligible 12- to 15-year-olds against Covid-19, while the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommended on 4 August that all 16- to 17-year-olds should now be invited for a first dose of the vaccine.

Covid-19 vaccinations to be offered to younger teens

5 August 2021

Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid has accepted updated advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on the Covid-19 vaccination of children and young people aged 12 to 17 years old.

Covid-19 app updated to notify fewer contacts to isolate

3 August 2021

Amid reports that people were deleting the app to avoid being notified to self-isolate, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that changes have been made so that fewer contacts will be advised to self-isolate following a close contact with a positive case.

New NHS England Chief announced

3 August 2021

NHS England (NHSE) has announced that Amanda Pritchard has now replaced Sir Simon Stevens as NHSE Chief Executive.