Vulnerable to receive Covid-19 treatments in the community

14 December 2021

A national study for life-saving antiviral and antibody treatments to take at home has been launched for the over 50s and those with underlying health conditions, meaning those at highest risk from Covid-19 can receive direct treatment.

New law addresses use of force in mental health settings

14 December 2021

New regulations of the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018 commenced on 7 December 2021, together with the publication of new statutory guidance to better protect patients in mental health settings from inappropriate use of force.

Government to accelerate booster programme

13 December 2021

After the UK’s Chief Medical Officers decided to raise the Covid Alert Level from Level 3 to Level 4, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has issued a personal appeal calling for people to “get jabbed”.

Government finalises firearms process guidance for GPs

7 December 2021

The Home Office has finalised new guidance confirming that police officers, and not GPs, will be legally liable for judging whether someone is able to possess a firearm and for checking medical records of applicants.