Tag: national-health-service-nhs

UK children under the age of 16 can now take puberty-blocking drugs without parental consent.
Children Can Now Use Trans Drugs Without Parental Permission, UK Court Overrules Earlier Decision
On Sept. 17, Britain’s Court of Appeal overturned a High Court decision to limit the use of puberty-blocking drugs for children. Kids under the age of 16 will now be allowed to take the drugs...
UK government is looking at whether to mandate vaccinations for NHS staff members.
UK Government Launches Consultation on Making Vaccination Compulsory for NHS Workforce
The UK government is considering making full COVID-19 vaccination a requirement for employment at the National Health Service (NHS). Last week, the government launched a consultation on the issue, exploring mandatory vaccination for all frontline...
The UK is planning to raise the National Insurance tax to meet the demands of social care.
For Sustaining Social Security, UK Plans to Raise Taxes, Low Income Groups Most Affected
The British government is planning to raise individual taxes to fund the National Health Service (NHS) and social care reforms. If the plans materialize, the Tory Party’s 2019 election manifesto promising not to raise taxes...
An illustration picture shows a smartphone screen displaying a COVID-19 vaccine record on the National Health Service (NHS) app in London on May 18, 2021.
10 Downing Street Party Asked for Vaccine Passports, Tory MPs Displeased
Boris Johnson reportedly asked Tory Members of Parliament (MPs) to bring their Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) passports or provide a recent negative test result to attend a party at his residence on 10 Downing Street....
Children have been facing increased stress during the pandemic, especially with lockdowns.
Loneliness and Lockdowns: UK Sees Record Rise in Antidepressant Prescriptions to Children
A record number of youngsters in the UK are being prescribed antidepressants by the National Health Service (NHS). There has been a steep rise in mental health issues, especially among children and youngsters over the...