NHS in Wales under highest pressure ever, says chief exec

Dr Andrew Goodall says Covid, waiting lists and staff shortages have left NHS Wales under pressure. Source link

Chief Medical Officer Was Silenced in Canada's Residential Schools

Content warning : This story deals with the neglect and abuse suffered by children at Canada’s Indian residential schools. People affected by the schools can call the Canadian Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419 for support. Sept. 30, 2021 — The discovery in recent months of more than 1,300 unmarked… Continue reading Chief Medical Officer Was Silenced in Canada's Residential Schools

Covid vaccine: No suggestion booster would be needed twice a year – chief medics

There is no suggestion the booster jab programme will have to reoccur every six months, the chair of the vaccines advisory body (JCVI) has said. Speaking at a briefing, the UK’s chief medical officers read out their latest advice about coronavirus vaccinations and the plan to offer over-50s a booster jab. Prof Wei Shen Lim… Continue reading Covid vaccine: No suggestion booster would be needed twice a year – chief medics

Oxford-jab chief criticises UK's Covid booster plan

Health Secretary Sajid Javid says he plans to begin the third jab rollout in a matter of weeks. Source link

NHS England appoints first female chief executive

Amanda Pritchard to take over from Sir Simon Stevens on 1 August, describing it as a great honour. Source link

Medical chief on what he thinks Sajid Javid's priorities should be

Former chancellor Sajid Javid is returning to the cabinet as the new health secretary, replacing Matt Hancock. BBC Breakfast spoke to Dr Chaand Nagpaul, chair of the British Medical Association to ask him what he thought Mr Javid’s priorities should be. Source link

Pay rise was set to be 2.1% – NHS England chief Simon Stevens

The head of NHS England says he supports the government’s approach to resolving the pay dispute. Source link