Minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol comes into force today across Wales. It is designed to reduce the availability of very cheap, strong alcohol. Those in most need of help for alcohol problems are more likely to buy this very cheap alcohol and MUP aims to reduce the harm to this group.
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has joined the BMA and other medical bodies in signing a letter to the Chancellor, urging him to use the budget to provide a long-term solution to the pension taxation crisis.
The government must put patient safety at the heart of the continued Brexit negotiations and invest in the health and care workforce, public health and prevention, a capital programme and social care provision.