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Health Secretary has Genome Sequenced for Project Tackling Health Disparities

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Nightlife Industry Joins Covid-19 Vaccine Push for Young People

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Theme Park Joins NHS Covid Vaccine Drive

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Fully Vaccinated Critical Workers to be Able to Leave Self-isolation in Exceptional Circumstances

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UK to Roll Out Biggest Flu Programme in History for Winter 2021

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Almost 100% of People Have Antibodies After Second Vaccine

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Eight New Hospitals to be Built in England

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New Mega Laboratory Opens to Bolster Fight Against COVID-19

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PHE to Provide Genomic Sequencing Support to Partners Across the World

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UK Exceeds 600,000 COVID-19 Tests Genomically Sequenced

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The UK has today (Friday 2 July) surpassed another important milestone in the fight against […]

MHRA Puts Delivering for Patients at the Heart of its Delivery Plan 2021-2023

July 5 2021

A new and ambitious Delivery Plan centred on putting patients first, has been published today […]

New Services Launched to Help People Achieve a Healthier Weight and Improve Wellbeing

July 1 2021

Thousands of adults and children will benefit from new services launched across England to help […]

Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP Appointed Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

June 28 2021

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of the Rt Hon Sajid Javid […]

£64 Million Funding to Back UK-wide Plan to Strengthen Clinical Research Delivery

June 24 2021

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Leading Social Media Platforms Unite to Support COVID-19 Vaccine Drive

June 21 2021

Collaboration comes as all adults aged 18 and over invited to get a jab Filters […]

More than 30 Million People Vaccinated with Second Dose

June 16 2021

More than 30 million people in the UK have been vaccinated with a second dose […]

London’s First Dedicated Detox Unit for Homeless People Set to Open

June 9 2021

London’s first dedicated detox unit for homeless people is set to open on 14 June […]

Government and Life Science Industry Join Forces on 100 Days Mission for Future Pandemics

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Life science industry leaders are joining forces with governments to step up collective efforts to […]

The MHRA Concludes Positive Safety Profile for Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine in 12- to 15-year-olds

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New UK Strategy Sets out Ambition to Be World Leaders in Organ Donation and Transplantation

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Eddie Gray Appointed Chair of Antivirals Taskforce

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The UK government has appointed Eddie Gray as the new chair of the Antivirals Taskforce. […]

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Janssen single dose Covid-19 vaccine authorised by UK medicines regulator

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60 Million Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine Administered in UK

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World-first Covid-19 Vaccine Booster Study Launches in UK

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UK Medicines Regulator Issues its First Authorisation Under Project Orbis

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Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock, will today call for urgent global action in […]

Government Launches Covid-19 Antivirals Taskforce to Roll out Innovative Home Treatments This Autumn

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Next Phase of Vaccine Roll-Out

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