Coronavirus Updates

Latest updates on Coronavirus. As the situation is quickly evolving, it is important to be provided with up-to-date information. We’ll be updating and adding to our information. So keep checking back.

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07th May 2021

GP Weekly Roundup (Last update: 07.05.21)

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Download this week’s GP Weekly Update here which features the following updates:   COVID-19: Vaccination Programme General Vaccine Update Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Bulletin NICE 5 Year Strategy Integrated Care Systems (ICS) Guides You can download a pdf version here DOWNLOAD NOW You can also read the update here: COVID-19: Vaccination Programme People aged 40 and […]

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04th May 2021

Vaccination of Staff – The Human Side

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Dried Up Shifts I’m reading an article about a care worker whose shifts dried up when they declined the COVID-19 vaccine. I’m overwhelmed by the human element to this story. The sense they lost friends and work – even after being there throughout the pandemic. Dignity and Respect I start to think of the policies […]

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23rd April 2021

GP Weekly Update (Last update: 23.04.21)

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Download this week’s GP Weekly Update here which features the following updates:   COVID-19: New Advice for Pregnant Women COVID-19: Vaccine Animations to Help Tackle Disinformation COVID-19: Green Book Update COVID-19: Coronavirus Restrictions: What You Can and Can’t Do NMC Consultation on the Future of Community and Public Health Nursing GP Career Support Hub Mental Health […]

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15th April 2021

GP Weekly Update (Last update: 15.04.21)

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Download this week’s GP Weekly Update here which features the following updates:   Free COVID-19 PPE Scheme Extended Healthwatch – Review of Access to GPs Extension of Temporary Changes to the GP Contract Friends and Family Test (FFT) return NHS 111 direct booking Patients signing prescriptions DSP Toolkit Vaccine Update The EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) […]

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13th April 2021

Vaccine Update & Ramadan (Last update: 13.04.21)

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Great news that people over 45 can now book their COVID-19 vaccination online meaning that we have moved into phase 2 of the COVID-19 delivery plan. Until now, the NHS in England had been focusing on phase 1, offering vaccines to those at highest risk including people over the age of 50 and people deemed […]

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13th April 2021

Ramadan during Covid-19

Waqas Maroof

To mark the start of Ramadan, our team has put together some top tips for Employers and Managers, talks through different ways you can support your team during the holiest month of the Islamic year. You can download a pdf version below and share it with your team.  Download Now Alternatively, you can read the […]

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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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08th April 2021

AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Update (Last update: 08.04.21)

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Following the remarkable COVID-19 vaccination programme, which has so far resulted in over 30 million people receiving their first dose of the vaccine, there have been some reports of an extremely rare adverse event of concurrent thrombosis (blood clots) and thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) following vaccination of the first dose of AstraZeneca ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine […]

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31st March 2021

GP Weekly Update (Last update: 31.03.21)

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Download this week’s GP Weekly Update here which features the following:  COVID-19: Supporting People with SMI COVID-19: Supporting Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) Staff NICE: Single Guideline for Managing COVID-19 Flu Vaccine Ordering for 2021-22 Registered Nursing Associates (RNAs) Training in Cervical Screening Publishing GP Net Earnings Prescription Charges from 1 April 2021 Prefer to download […]

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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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