Entries by Simon Curtis

Staff Shortages

The shortage of workers that is currently effecting supply chains across the country could go on for a number of years warns the CBI. It said that the Government should adopt a more flexible policy on immigration to tackle the problem. McDonalds, Wetherspoons, Ikea and Iceland have reported that they are falling short of some […]

UK approves Pfizer jab for 12 to 15-year-olds

The UK regulator has approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in children aged 12-15, saying it is safe and effective in this age group and the benefits outweigh any risks. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have approved the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for children aged 12 to 15-years-old in the UK. Dr […]


Frontline agency staff must be included in vaccination plans of NHS Trusts in England from Monday, following instructions from NHS England. The move follows successful lobbying by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). The REC is now urging the minister for Covid vaccine deployment Nadhim Zahawi MP to think more broadly about who should be […]

A coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine has been approved for use in the UK.

The vaccine met strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness set out by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Other vaccines are being developed. They will only be available on the NHS once they have been thoroughly tested to make sure they are safe and effective. Vaccine safety Any coronavirus vaccine that is […]

Sleep pods give health care workers some much-needed rest

Sleep pods are showing up in an increasing number of British hospitals as a way to help exhausted staff grab a few minutes of much-needed shut-eye. The health care sector is well known for its long, demanding hours, and while the sleep pods are far from a miracle fix, they can certainly go some way […]