Health and Education

social care sector
The Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Committee has said that the adult social care sector urgently needs a long-term plan and additional funding. The cross-party committee compiled a report to outline the needs of the sector and found that, although the government had a vision, it had failed to address the many unmet needs. The pandemic exacerbated issues...
NHS privatisation

NHS privatisation ‘has led to decline in quality of patient...

A landmark review published in The Lancet Public Health Journal suggests that 'for-profit health care might be damaging population health'. Co-author of the Oxford study into NHS privatisation, Benjamin Goodair said: "The results suggest privatisation of healthcare is corresponding with...

Women left suicidal by HRT shortage, says MP

The UK’s shortage of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is leaving women suicidal, the chair of the parliamentary group that specialises in menopause has warned. Labour MP Carolyn Harris said the...

Nadhim Zahawi rejects calls to ban slapping in England

The Education Minister, Nadhim Zahawi, has dismissed last night's calls by England's Children's Commissioner to outlaw slapping and smacking, saying parents must be trusted to know how to discipline...

Antiviral Covid drugs hailed as ‘cutting-edge’ by NHS in short supply

With daily coronavirus infection rates as high as ever, the positive tones uttered by the NHS on the effectiveness of antiviral treatments should indeed be good news. Patients have...
Ockenden Report

Ockenden report -maternity failures lead to more than 200 baby deaths

The Ockenden report on maternity services at the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust is damning. Nearly 300 babies died or were born brain-damaged and over a dozen mothers died due to poor care. The...
reforms to studen loan scheme

Proposed reforms to student loan scheme criticised

The government has announced its response to last year's Augur review. The review proposes 53 measures and changes to the UK's current post-18 education and funding system. The government publicised its reforms to the...
Self-isolation to be scrapped

Self-isolation to come to an end in England Downing Street has announced

From the end of next week in England, people who test positive for coronavirus will no longer have to self-isolate, Downing Street has said. Next week, the Prime Minister will unveil his "living with...

Javid tells NHS to ‘urgently secure’ private care for patients and strikes deal with...

The NHS has been instructed to “urgently secure” private resources for patients whose treatment has been delayed by the pandemic. Staff shortages and rising numbers of Covid patients has seen a growing number of hospital...

Rayner accuses Johnson of ‘corruption, plain and simple’ over Downing Street flat refurb

Angela Rayner has accused the prime minister of “corruption, plain and simple” and said Boris Johnson has “questions to answer” over allegations of cash-for-access to ministers relating to the Downing Street flat refurbishment. The latest...