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The Sunak Government: Key Changes for BIVDA

As you will have no doubt noticed, this week saw the arrival of Rishi Sunak as the new Prime Minister. Mr Sunak is now the first British Asian and Hindu UK Prime Minister which, no matter where your political allegiances lie, is a definite cause for celebration in a landmark moment in UK history. Liz Truss’ fleeting stint as Prime…
October 28, 2022
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Government rejects MPs’ warning on early cancer diagnosis

The Government have rebuked the Health and Social Care Committee’s warnings from their report into cancer services. The Committee’s report, which was published in April, claimed that progress on cancer targets would be negated if additional efforts were not made. They also stated their belief that the NHS would not currently meet the 75% early cancer diagnosis target by 2028.…
Natalie Creaney
June 17, 2022
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Government rejects call for integrated recovery plan to tackle backlog caused by pandemic

A report which called for an integrated recovery plan to help clear the backlog caused by the pandemic has been rejected by the Government. The report, published in December, urged the Government to formulate a broad plan which encompassed elements such as emergency health, primary care, and mental health. A source of further criticism stems from the Government’s refusal to…
May 20, 2022
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Government plans to scrap free COVID tests imminently

It is expected that next week ministers will announce plans to phase out free COVID tests. The “living with COVID strategy”, to be released on Monday, will reportedly signal the end of free COVID testing and the tracing system. However, it is not known whether these plans will apply solely to England or the UK entirely. The plan, which is…
Ben Kemp
February 18, 2022