Posts tagged “Matt Hancock”

DIY Covid-19 test set to be trialled in UK pilot

June 24th, 2020
DIY Covid-19 test set to be trialled in UK pilot

A DIY, no-swab Covid-19 test is set to be piloted in the UK. Researchers based at Southampton University are overseeing a four-week trial of the DIY test, which will involve more than 14,000 participants. The test is a no-swab saliva test, which enables individuals to spit into a tube. The aim is to determine whether […]

Health Secretary considers compulsory vaccinations for children, as uptake falls-3933-2282-5470

October 1st, 2019

The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, is considering introducing compulsory vaccination for children in England, as recent statistics confirm uptake rates have fallen.  Speaking at the Tory Party conference in Manchester, Mr Hancock suggested that he is thinking about the measure in a bid to tackle falling rates of immunisation and protect children from preventable illnesses. […]

Twenty hospitals in England to receive funding boost worth £850 million-5596-7036-5603-8272

August 6th, 2019

Twenty hospitals across England are set to benefit from a funding boost worth £850 million. Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined plans for a cash injection of £1.8 billion at a hospital in Lincolnshire on Monday 5th August. The money will be split between hospital trusts all over the country. The funding pledge is part of […]

NHS reveals plans to open first gambling addiction centre for young people-0482

June 25th, 2019
NHS reveals plans to open first gambling addiction centre for young people-0482

The NHS has revealed plans to open its first gambling addiction centre for children and young adults. The National Problem Gambling Clinic will provide support and treatment for teenagers and adults aged between 13 and 25 years old. The move is part of an initiative designed to tackle problem gambling in the NHS’ long-term plan. […]

medicEngland’s chief medical officer considers new tax on unhealthy foods to encourage healthier eating habits-9619

June 4th, 2019
medicEngland’s chief medical officer considers new tax on unhealthy foods to encourage healthier eating habits-9619

England’s chief medical officer, Prof Dame Sally Davies, is considering a new tax on unhealthy foods in a bid to encourage people to adopt healthier eating habits. Prof Dame Davies confirmed that she is thinking about recommending a tax on foods that are high in sugar and saturated fats as part of a drive to […]

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