Department of Health

This page shows items from the Department of Health’s social care news feed.

News story: Health and Social Care Secretary bans pagers from the NHS

Matt Hancock has ordered the removal of pagers for non-emergency communications by the end of 2021.
23 February 2019, 12:15 am

News story: RAF Typhoons use Brimstone capability for the first time

The Royal Air Force’s Brimstone missile capability has been deployed from a Typhoon jet for the first time, in the fight against Daesh.
22 February 2019, 8:20 pm

News story: Fashion industry unites to tackle slavery and trafficking in supply chains

Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability Minister Victoria Atkins has urged businesses and governments to come together to tackle the “global and complex” scourge of modern slavery and human trafficking.
22 February 2019, 4:06 pm

News story: Update: air strikes against Daesh

The RAF are continuing to take the fight to Daesh in Syria.
22 February 2019, 3:31 pm

Press release: First look at HS2’s Washwood Heath depot site

Ahead of HS2 Ltd beginning construction of a train maintenance depot in Washwood Heath, demolition of a former railway works in Birmingham is now well underway.
22 February 2019, 12:54 pm

News story: UK military flight training heads towards new heights

The first flight of the Texan T1 state-of-the-art training aircraft has been completed at RAF Valley.
22 February 2019, 12:17 pm

Press release: £9.8 million fund to confront knife crime and gang culture

Community-backed projects in 21 areas will receive funding to help families who are vulnerable to the effects of knife crime and gang culture.
22 February 2019, 12:17 pm

News story: Opportunities in the Civil Service

More details on apprenticeship opportunities within the Civil Service.
22 February 2019, 11:14 am

News story: No Fast Track application window in 2019

The Civil Service Fast Track is currently under review.
22 February 2019, 11:07 am

Press release: Company conned small businesses to sponsor sham drug campaigns

Courts shut down a Stockport-based company that targeted small businesses to sponsor sham drug awareness campaigns for schools
22 February 2019, 10:30 am

Press release: New Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner announced

Sara Thornton to take up role to help combat modern slavery.
22 February 2019, 10:22 am

Press release: Children’s vaccine 87% effective against circulating flu strain

Mid-season flu vaccine effectiveness data – published in Eurosurveillance – shows good protection against the circulating strain.
22 February 2019, 9:33 am

Press release: Bankrupt nightclub boss sentenced for acting as company director

Bankrupt nightclub boss from Bristol has been sentenced after he continued to manage companies despite being banned from doing so.
22 February 2019, 9:30 am

Press release: Gove unveils new covenants to protect nature

A consultation on conservation covenants, voluntary agreements to protect nature, has been launched by the government.
22 February 2019, 12:30 am

Press release: Anglers ordered to pay nearly £8,000 by magistrates

Fines and costs handed out for illegal fishing
21 February 2019, 4:14 pm

News story: Veterinary Medicines Directorate’s EU Exit Information Hub

This is the hub for all the Veterinary Medicines Directorate’s communications on EU Exit which includes guidance on how you can prepare if the UK leaves the UK without a deal.
21 February 2019, 4:07 pm

Press release: Leicestershire man nets £600 fine for fishing without a licence

A 26-year-old man has been successfully prosecuted by the Environment Agency after being found guilty of fishing without a licence in August 2018.
21 February 2019, 3:30 pm

Press release: Ilkeston man fined over £600 for fishing without a licence

A 29-year-old man from Ilkeston, Derbyshire, has been found guilty of fishing without a licence at Osbourne’s Pond, Heanor on 18 August 2018.
21 February 2019, 3:27 pm

Government response: Joint statement following the first meeting of the Swindon Taskforce

Business Secretary Greg Clark co-chaired the Taskforce which was set up following Honda’s announcement to close their Swindon plant in 2021.
21 February 2019, 3:13 pm

News story: UK flu levels according to PHE statistics: 2018 to 2019

Regular updates on seasonal flu levels during the winter season 2018 to 2019.
21 February 2019, 2:57 pm