Opinion

What will the government’s COVID-19 mental health and wellbeing recovery action plan mean for mental health services in the UK?

By Sonya Cullington, Account Director at ZPB The government published its COVID-19 mental health and wellbeing recovery action plan on 27 March 2021, which describes how departments across government will consider mental health within new and existing programmes, and the action that will be taken to improve population mental health and address health inequalities. It…

Friday Five

AstraZeneca next steps, Covid mental health concerns and new breast cancer treatment – this week’s Friday Five

Alternative to AstraZeneca for under-30s Under-30s in the UK will be offered an alternative to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine where available, says UK government vaccine advisory group JCVI. A review by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) found a “reasonably plausible” link to the vaccine and rare blood clots, with the risk of developing…

Friday Five

Assisted dying debate, and Covid-19 latest – this week’s Friday Five

Moderna vaccine to be rolled out in the UK this month The Moderna Covid vaccine will be available in the UK from April, it was announced this week. The jab was approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MRHA) in January, and has been found to be 95% effective. Like the BioNTech/Pfizer and…