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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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22nd March 2021

GP Weekly Update (Last update: 19.03.21)

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Download this week’s GP Weekly Update here which features the following:  Reminder to Place an Order of Lateral Flow Devices Routine Immunisations and Vaccinations Updates to QOF National Workforce Reporting System GP Websites and Online Presence Partnership Payment Scheme Reviewing Coding of Down’s Syndrome Patients DNACPR and People with a Learning Disability and/or Autism New […]

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18th March 2021

GP Update: COVID-19 Vaccination (Last update: 18.03.21)

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The Government’s Vaccines Task Force has announced that there will be a significant reduction in the weekly vaccine supplies available from manufacturers from the week commencing 29 March, which means the volumes for first doses will be significantly limited. They currently predict this will continue for a four-week period, as a result of reductions in national inbound […]

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16th March 2021

GP Weekly Update (Last update: 16.03.21)

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Download this week’s GP Weekly Update here which features the following:  COVID-19 Vaccine Programme Update: Second Dose Supply and Vaccinations Priority Cohorts Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Lateral Flow Test Reporting PCR Testing Post-COVID SNOMED CT Codes Post-COVID Return to Work Guidance School Absence Note Requests Prefer to download a PDF of the […]

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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

COVID-19 NHS Guidance and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

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The GP SOP (in the context of coronavirus COVID-19) has just been updated to version 4.1 (3 March 2021). Here’s an overview of the changes since the last version (v4.0) on 24 December 2020: Staff Testing Lateral flow antigen testing is available in primary care for asymptomatic staff delivering NHS services in England. More information on the roll-out […]

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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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05th March 2021

GP Weekly Update (Last update: 05.03.21)

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Download this week’s GP Weekly Update here which features the following:  There have been a few updated CQC Mythbusters over the last couple of months, so here is an overview of those that are linked to the COVID-19 pandemic and the vaccination programme. Nigel’s Surgery 17: Vaccine storage and fridges in GP practices Nigel’s Surgery 100: Online […]

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01st March 2021

Latest GP Monthly Content Highlights (February – March 2021)

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During February, our GP experts continue to produce the most up-to-date resources to help you and thousands of excellent people to deliver excellent care. Some of our updates this month have included; GPA13 Compassionate leave, GCR12 Parental leave and GAC02 Admin communication policy. Highlights of the month can now be found in our monthly video […]

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26th February 2021

GP Weekly Update (Last update: 26.02.21)

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Download this week’s GP Weekly Update here which features the following:  How COVID-19 Vaccinations are Recorded COVID-19 Vaccination in People with Learning Disabilities The COVID-19 Shielded Patient List Medicines and Appliances Home Delivery Service Post COVID-19 Vaccine Waiting Room Animation CQC Consultation on Changes for Flexible Regulation Applying for the 2019/20 Pension Annual Allowance Charge […]

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