Ravi Reacts

Ravi reacts to the UK’s Autumn Budget 2021

This week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, detailed the Government’s Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, outlining the state of the economy and the Government’s future financial policy plans. Over the last 18 months, health and social care workers have been the backbone of our nation’s effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, going …

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Ravi reacts to Government White Paper on NHS reforms

This week the UK Government released a White Paper setting out legislative proposals for a Health and Care Bill to modernise legal frameworks and improve integration between health and care. The proposals also outline that Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) will be set up across England and put on a statutory footing. ICSs will bring together …

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Ravi Reacts – health and social care workers must reapply for visas

Earlier this year, the Government automatically extended NHS and social care visas due to expire by October 1st for 12 months. However, now that this date has passed all health and social care workers who require a visa will have to reapply when their current visa expires. In the face of the uncertainty of Brexit …

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Ravi Reacts to new research highlighting health and financial inequalities for older BAME people

Earlier this week, the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), University College London (UCL) and the Centre for Ageing Better released a study indicating that people from BAME communities who are over 50 years old are likely to be among the poorest 20% in Britain. Their research found that BAME people in this age group …

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Ravi Reacts to the Government’s post-Brexit health and care visa announcement

Earlier this week Home Secretary, Priti Patel MP, announced details of what the UK’s points-based immigration system will look like once it comes into effect on January 1st, 2021. Whilst the system will include a health and care visa allowing key health professionals the right to work in the UK, the Government has revealed that …

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Ravi Reacts to the Public Health England Report on Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19

Earlier this week, Public Health England published a report which revealed that the risk of dying among those diagnosed with Covid-19 is higher in those in BAME groups than in white ethnic groups. This report confirms many people’s fears that Covid-19 has disproportionately impacted people of colour. It pointed to some of the factors that …

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