Coronavirus ‘Plan C’ that would BAN households from mixing ‘are being discussed’

Ministers are already considering a potential coronavirus ‘Plan C’ which would see mixing between households banned as well as mandatory facemasks, orders to work from home and vaccine passports if booster jabs don’t bring the virus under control, it has been claimed. At a Downing Street press conference yesterday, Health Secretary Sajid Javid warned that … Read more

Government accused of being ‘wilfully negligent’ after ruling out Covid Plan B

D octors have accused ministers of being “wilfully negligent” after the Health Secretary ruled out immediately implementing the Government’s coronavirus “Plan B”. Sajid Javid said people must get their Covid-19 vaccines and any booster shots, as well as doing things like wearing masks in crowded places as he repeated a warning that cases could reach … Read more

UK’s Covid cases spike by another 15% in a week to brink of 50,000

Sajid Javid today left the door open for No10 to adopt its ‘Plan B’ in the fight against amid growing fears about the situation heading into winter.  The Department of Health’s daily update showed there were 49,139 positive tests across the country in the last 24 hours, up by 15 per cent on the previous … Read more

Laughing GPs mock ‘frit’ Sajid Javid as Health Secretary pulls out of union’s conference

GPs have mocked Sajid Javid after he pulled out of a union’s annual conference following a bitter row over a lack of face-to-face appointments.  The Health Secretary had been due to address the Royal College of GPs in Liverpool this morning but pulled out last minute after his plans to name and shame practices not doing … Read more

Javid ‘sorry’ for those who suffered during Covid-19 crisis

H ealth Secretary Sajid Javid has said he is “sorry” for the losses and suffering which have occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic. Following a highly critical report by MPs into the Government’s response to the outbreak, Mr Javid – who took up the post in June – said it is important that lessons are learned. … Read more

UK health secretary says he’s ‘sorry’ for losses and suffering during Covid-19 pandemic

UK HEALTH SECRETARY Sajid Javid has said he is “sorry” for the losses and suffering which have occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic. Following a highly critical report by MPs into the UK Government’s response to the outbreak, Javid – who took up the post in June – said it is important that lessons are learned. … Read more

GPs ‘named and shamed’ if they fail to see patients face to face

But Dr John Hughes, chairman of grassroots campaign group GP Survival, said: “There’s never any money without major strings attached”, calling the plan to publish GP surgery level data “inappropriate” and saying it could “name and shame practices”. Steve Brine, a former Tory health minister,  welcomed the push for greater transparency, as a “good thing” … Read more

Scrap social distancing and see more patients, GPs will be told

GPs will be told to scrap the two-metre social distancing rule in surgeries to allow them to see more patients. The Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, is expected to announce a package of measures in the coming days to cut NHS bureaucracy and free up family doctors’ time to carry out more face-to-face appointments. Part of … Read more