Friday Five

Children’s mental health, ‘discriminatory’ vaccine rule, overprescription of medicine and Pfizer trial in primary school – this week’s Friday Five

Mental health referrals for children double during pandemic The toll of the pandemic on children’s mental health has been revealed in a new analysis which shows record numbers of children and young people are seeking access to NHS mental health services. The Royal College of Psychiatrists found that between April and June this year, 190,271…

Friday Five

Prime Minister announces Covid ‘Plan B’, life expectancy drops and call for investigation of changes to menstruation following vaccination – this week’s Friday Five

Prime Minister announces Covid ‘Plan B’ The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, announced his plans for tackling Covid during autumn and winter in England. In a press conference on Tuesday, he outlined ‘Plan A’, designed to prevent the NHS from being overwhelmed, and promote vaccines and testing but also set out ‘Plan B’, a series of…

Friday Five

Redeployment of unvaccinated healthcare workers, ‘superhuman’ immunity, fall in STI levels and rise in young covid deaths – this week’s Friday Five

Unvaccinated health and care sector workers in England could be redeployed A UK government minister has suggested that unvaccinated health and care sector workers in England could be moved to back-office roles. This comes as part of a six-week consultation process on plans to mandate Covid-19 and flu vaccinations which will take views on whether…