The health secretary says told MPs that vaccinations have been moving at a “blistering pace” with 17 million booster doses given. Sajid Javid said the UK was entering winter in a “strong position” with falling numbers of hospital admissions and deaths. But he said the Omicron variant “spreads very rapidly” and he expected figures to… Continue reading Covid: Sajid Javid on rising cases of Omicron in UK
The PM has already announced a tightening-up on mask-wearing and PCR tests for all arrivals in the UK. Source link
A review into whether medical devices are equally effective regardless of the patient’s ethnicity has been ordered by Health Secretary Sajid Javid. Research suggests oximeters, which are clipped to a person’s finger, can overstate the level of oxygen in the blood of people from ethnic minorities. Ministers want to know whether bias could have prevented… Continue reading Sajid Javid: 'Medical device racial bias not acceptable'
Health Secretary Sajid Javid has said the extra £5.6bn, which will be allocated to the NHS in this week’s Budget, will be “new money” to help tackle waiting lists and make sure patients get seen more quickly. Mr Javid said Chancellor Rishi Sunak would set out where the money was coming from in Wednesday’s Budget… Continue reading Sajid Javid says £5.9bn for NHS is 'new money'
Health Secretary Sajid Javid has encouraged those eligible for a Covid booster to take the jab, as part of a “national mission” to stop the return of social distancing restrictions ahead of Christmas. Read more: Get jabbed or face new restrictions, Javid says Source link
There will be “no single trigger” for reimposing some coronavirus restrictions during winter, the health secretary says. Sajid Javid told BBC Breakfast: “We don’t want to get to the position ever again where there’s unsustainable pressure on the NHS so it’s not able to see people in the usual way when it needs to, particularly… Continue reading Sajid Javid: 'We need to avoid unsustainable pressure on the NHS'
A vaccine passport scheme for nightclubs and large events in England will not go ahead, minister says. Source link
The health secretary has urged people to come forward and “know that the NHS is there for them”. Speaking after June’s figures for England showed more people waiting two years for an appointment, Sajid Javid said he expected a “huge increase in demand” for NHS services as people sought care in the wake of coronavirus… Continue reading Sajid Javid says NHS waiting lists will rise
“It’s gone up from 3.5 million to 5.3 million as of today, and I said to the officials so what do you mean ‘a lot worse’, thinking maybe it goes from 5.3 million to six million, seven million. They said no, it’s going to go up by millions… it could go as high as 13… Continue reading Covid: NHS backlog in England could reach 13 million, says Sajid Javid
The new health secretary must deal with massive waiting lists and exhausted health staff. Source link