Department of Health


Coronavirus advice for employers

Boris Johnson has said that Plan B COVID-19 restrictions will end on Thursday 27 January, meaning businesses are to start to prepare to welcome people back into workplaces Read More

Court rules government’s PPE ‘VIP lane’ unlawful

The government’s VIP fast-track lane, used for awarding PPE contracts to those with political connections, has been ruled as unlawful by the High Court. Read More

Health and Care Bill introduced to Parliament

New proposals to build a modern health and care system that delivers better care for our communities have been introduced in Parliament. Read More

Mind Matters: Talking mental health with your boss

Heather Beach and Mark Glover discuss the relationship between employee and employer when it comes to opening up and talking about mental ill health. Read More

Mental health in the NHS: Health Secretary announces more support for NHS staff

Speaking at an event in London to unveil the new plans, Matt Hancock said the mental and physical wellbeing of NHS staff “must be our utmost priority”. Read More

Paramedics lose 50,000 working days to stress, figures reveal

According to information recently released by NHS Data, stress-related sickness absence accounted for one in five (20.8%) of all the working days lost for all reasons among all ambulance trusts in England between July 2017 and June 2018. Read More

Royal Opera House signs mental health pledge

The Royal Opera House has signed the Time to Change pledge to help people to open up about mental health problems. Read More

Paramedics to get body cameras

Paramedics are to be issued with body cameras as part of a new government drive to tackle abuse and violence against NHS staff. Read More

New fund to train school staff in Mental Health First Aid

A new £5m fund to train primary school staff in Mental Health First Aid has been announced by the Department of Health. Read More

‘World first’ for patient safety with CQC-rated abortion clinics

The Department for Health has announced an extension of the Care Quality Commission's current ratings programme with what it claims is a 'world first' for patient safety. Read More



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