MPs to vote on health and social care tax rise

Chairman of the Independent Care Group, Mike Padgham, said it was a “huge opportunity missed for radical, once-in-a-generation reform of the social care system”, adding it would not address the staffing crisis which was “sending the sector into meltdown on a daily basis as care providers struggle to cover shifts”. Source link

Flu jab delay: Doctors call for MPs to take action

Flu jabs in England and Wales are delayed due to an HGV driver shortage, a supplier says. Source link

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One of the first tasks of a prime minister is to choose a cabinet, the people who will be part of their inner circle, in charge of the various government departments, … source

Sport is 'marking its own homework' on athletes' brain injuries, say MPs

There has been little effort to protect athletes or track concussion problems, an MPs’ inquiry says. Source link

Non-surgical beauty treatment industry like Wild West – MPs

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Beauty, Aesthetics and Wellbeing, says that while demand for non-surgical procedures has “exploded” in recent years, the UK government has failed to keep up – with aesthetic training courses almost entirely unregulated. Source link

Compulsory vaccinations for care home staff in England backed by MPs

At the time, it said 47% of English care homes for older people had more than a fifth of staff yet to take up the vaccine, despite staff at all eligible care homes having been offered vaccines, with the vast majority of homes having had repeat visits by vaccine teams. Source link

Five things Health Secretary Matt Hancock told MPs

The health secretary has been answering questions about his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Source link

Dominic Cummings: Five things he told MPs about Covid response

Dominic Cummings has been speaking to MPs about the UK government’s handling of Covid-19. The former chief aide said Boris Johnson had initially dismissed Covid as a “scare story” and the UK had been too slow to lock down. Mr Johnson hit back at some of his allegations, insisting that the government’s priority had always… Continue reading Dominic Cummings: Five things he told MPs about Covid response

Covid: MPs want law to protect care home visiting rights

“We recognise that every care home has a unique layout, physical environment and facilities, and residents have their own individual health and wellbeing needs, which is why care homes themselves are best placed to decide how to enable visiting safely,” she said. Source link

Families need cannabis prescriptions support, say MPs and peers

Politicians complain that only three NHS scripts have been issued since the law changed in 2018. Source link