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12th April 2021

Does ‘social distancing’ fall under the rubric of informed consent? (Last update: 12.04.21)

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

In thinking about this question, it’s important to remember that everyone has the right to make their own decisions, about everything, as long as they have the mental capacity to do so. The best interests framework does of course include consent in medical contexts, but all decisions about keeping ourselves and others safe fit that […]

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25th March 2021

COVID-19: Why Continuing to Follow The Guidance After Being Vaccinated is so Important (Last update: 25.03.21)

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It has been over a year since the first cases of COVID-19 were detected in the UK, and all of us have been living with some form of restrictions for a very long time now. Along with these restrictions, we have been asked to take many extra steps to protect ourselves and other people. Our […]

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11th March 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines for Unpaid Carers – Update (Last update: 11.03.21)

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In our January article, we highlighted the need to care for carers during the pandemic. We explained that carers who are in receipt of Carer’s Allowance, or are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer contracted COVID, are included in Priority 6 alongside people with […]

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11th March 2021

Employees’ failure to follow COVID-19 guidelines and measures (Last update: 11.03.21)

Napthens LLP Employment Law Specialists

We are beginning to see a rise in the number of Tribunal claims brought against employers in relation to disciplinaries and dismissals following employees’ failures to following COVID-19 measures and guidelines. We highlight below two of the most recent cases which provide a helpful insight on the considerations that Tribunals will take when approaching such […]

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05th March 2021

Chancellors Budget 2021 – what you need to know

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The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, made various announcements at the budget this week. Here is a round up of those that may affect or impact you. Furlough This is now being extended until 30 September 2021. Up to 30 June 2021 The 80% government contribution will be in place up to a maximum of £2,500 per […]

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23rd February 2021

Dental mythbuster 32: Wellbeing of dentists & the dental team (Including free Staff COVID-19 Document Checklist)

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See below for some wellbeing guidance for dentists & the practice team.  And don’t forget to download the free Staff COVID-19 Document Checklist at the end to evidence your management of risk! Wellbeing and support for dental practitioners Dental practitioners often have to balance: Their clinical and professional duties Being an employer Maintaining a business, […]

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12th February 2021

Visitor Access – Using QCS Covid-19 tracker

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Do you know that we have a COVID-19 Visitor Tracker within the QCS System? Today, virtual check-in systems have taken on a new role in safety and at QCS we know how important it is for healthcare providers to track, monitor and record visitors to their Practice during the pandemic, so we now have an […]

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09th February 2021

How to obtain evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination (Last update: 09.02.21)

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Find out now how you can obtain evidence of your Covid-19 vaccination here Download Now Alternatively, you can read the tips from our team of experts here: Incredible progress is being made with COVID-19 vaccinations being administered to millions of people. This is great news and means that we may soon be thinking ahead to […]

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01st February 2021

Vaccinating your staff: encourage or enforce? (Primary Care)

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Download the free factsheet for Primary Care providers on vaccinating your staff here by our Law Specialist Contributor, Royds Withy King here.  DOWNLOAD NOW Alternatively, you can read the article here: Whilst the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccine has started to gain some momentum there have been reports that some staff have refused to […]

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22nd January 2021

Managing the Effects of Post COVID (Long COVID) Syndrome (Last update: 22.01.21)

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Download our summary below highlighting the effects of Long COVID & what you should do if you’ve had covid Download Now Alternatively, you can read the summary here:  We’re finding out more and more about the long term effects of COVID-19, also known as ‘Long COVID’, as the pandemic goes on, and the Office for […]

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