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Covid-19 vaccines - Frequently asked questions

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Frequently asked questions answered by Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam Professor Jonathan Van-Tam (‘JVT’) was appointed Deputy Chief Medical Officer in October 2017. He leads on health protection. What vaccines are available? Effective vaccines are the best way …

Government launches landmark review into prescription drug addiction

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The growing problem of dependence and addiction to prescription drugs is set to form the basis of an independent review announced today by the Government, as stark figures show one patient in eleven was prescribed a potentially addictive drug last …

Health Secretary calls for public to put aside the taboo of organ donation to save thousands of lives

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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has called on people to overcome a “fatal reluctance” to talk about organ donation with relatives, as he launches a major public consultation on plans to introduce a new opt-out system. Figures from NHS Blood and …

UK Zika, Ebola and MERS research amongst winners of multimillion vaccine funding boost

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The Department of Health backs the 22 new vaccines and diagnostic devices with the potential to eliminate the world’s deadliest diseases. UK scientists to benefit from £25 million funding pot. Hunt: This investment will make it more likely the next …