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Sajid Javid ‘leaning towards’ mandatory Covid jab for NHS staff

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NHS staff have been warned they could face a mandatory requirement to be vaccinated against Covid, with the health secretary saying he is “leaning towards” making the jabs compulsory for staff in England. Sajid Javid ...

Coronavirus news live: Javid ‘leaning towards’ compulsory vaccines for NHS staff; Poland sees 90% week-on-week case rise

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Health secretary says move will boost NHS staff vaccine uptake; Poland in grip of fourth Covid wave says health minister

UK Covid live: Sajid Javid holds press conference as 49,139 more people test positive

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Latest updates: health secretary gives press briefing amid growing calls for extra measures to deal with rising Covid cases

Javid sorry for Covid losses but says he has not read Commons report in detail

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The health secretary has said he is sorry for the losses that have occurred due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but fell short of apologising for the government’s decision to delay lockdown last March. Sajid Javid’s comment...

Sajid Javid working on radical plan to merge social care with health in England

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Radical plans for a new national care service under which health and social care would be delivered by the same organisation are being actively considered by the government for inclusion in a white paper next month, a...

If Javid expects families to do all the work, social care is not being ‘fixed’

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“We shouldn’t always go first to the state. What kind of society would that be,” health secretary Sajid Javid asked the Conservative party conference this week. “Health and social care begins at home. It should be fam...

Sajid Javid: patients on waiting lists need not go private as ‘NHS can manage’

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Sajid Javid has urged patients stuck on lengthy waiting lists not to go private, insisting “the NHS can manage it,” as he pledged to use his position as the first minority ethnic health secretary to tackle racial disp...

Unvaccinated care workers should get another job, says Javid

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Care workers in England should “get out and get another job” if they don’t want to get vaccinated, the health secretary, Sajiv Javid, has said. Senior figures in the care industry have begun to raise concerns that the...

Javid accuses Starmer of denying ‘scientific fact’ in trans rights row

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Labour and the Conservatives have clashed on the issue of trans rights, as Sir Keir Starmer said it was wrong to say “only women have a cervix” and the health secretary, Sajid Javid, said this was a “total denial of s...

Health ‘levelling up’ will flop if cuts are not reversed, Javid told

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Sajid Javid’s vow to “level up health” will fail unless the government reverses a decade of cuts to public health, one of the world’s leading experts will warn on Monday. The health secretary has announced the creatio...

Sajid Javid promises health shake-up to fight ‘disease of disparity’

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Sajid Javid has pledged a new approach to public health to tackle the “disease of disparity”, after he admitted the coronavirus pandemic had laid bare the UK’s underlying health inequalities. The health secretary said...

Javid: Covid curbs will return in England if cases get out of control

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Covid restrictions will return if the virus gets “out of control” again this year, the UK health secretary has said, with a dangerous new variant or the NHS at risk of being overwhelmed identified as the moment “plan ...

Mandatory masks could return this winter, says Sajid Javid

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The health secretary has said the government may need to reintroduce mandatory face masks and advise the public to work from home, as he set out the government’s plans for coping with Covid in England through the autu...

Sajid Javid updates parliament on Covid-19 pandemic winter plans – watch live

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Health secretary updates parliament on pandemic winter plans, including proposals for booster jabs for over-50s and the option for 12- to 15-year-olds to get the jab

Plans for Covid vaccine passports in England ditched, Javid confirms

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Plans to make vaccine passports mandatory across England in nightclubs and other crowded spaces later this month have been dropped, the health secretary has announced. In a major climbdown branded “shambolic” by Labou...

Who is the real Sajid Javid? Politics Weekly podcast

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In the first episode of our special summer series, Jessica Elgot asks her guests: who is the new Health Secretary, Sajid Javid? How did he rise to the top? What makes him tick? And is he as funny as some claim he is? ...

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