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20th September 2021

Q&A: Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination

Napthens LLP Employment Law Specialists

Care home staff will need to have the Covid-19 vaccine by November 1, unless exempt. Below, our partner, Napthens LLP  has answered several employment law questions from workers concerning Covid-19 vaccines. You can also download the Q&A Factsheet here to share with your team Download Now Question 1: I am going to lose a registered […]

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17th September 2021

Social Care In Vision (Last Update: 17.09.21)

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Companies House Webinars – Updated September 2021 Take a look at a selection of webinars on quick and useful guidance from Companies House. For more information click here. Skills for care: Building Resilience – Published 2nd September A number of guidance documents have been issued by Skills for Care around building resilience and supporting wellbeing. […]

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16th September 2021

Temporary medical exemptions for COVID-19 vaccination of people working or deployed in care homes

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People working or volunteering in care homes who have a medical reason why they are unable to have a COVID-19 vaccine will be able to self-certify that they meet the medical exemption criteria. The details revealed today, state that care home workers who are exempt will need to sign the form and give it to […]

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14th September 2021

Social Care In Vision – Wales (Last Update: 13.09.2021)

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COVID-19: Changes to international travel on 26th August – Published 26th August The Welsh Government confirmed that international travel arrangements continue to be in line with the rest of the UK, with updates to the red, amber and green lists. For more information click here. COVID-19: No changes to COVID rules in Wales – Published […]

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10th September 2021

Consultation launched on mandatory vaccinations for health and care staff

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Yesterday, the UK government launched a consultation to determine whether vaccination for COVID-19 should be “a condition of deployment” across all health and care settings in England. The consultation will also now seek the views of health and care professionals as to whether the flu vaccine should also be made compulsory for frontline workers. Prior […]

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06th September 2021

Mandatory COVID-19 Regulations: Your questions answered

Napthens LLP Employment Law Specialists

From 11 November, anyone working or volunteering in a care home will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless exempt. Our legal expert, Napthens, answers some frequently asked questions. Download the Q&A sheet below for free and share it with your team. Download here Alternative you can read the Q&A below. Question 1: Are […]

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06th September 2021

FREE WEBINAR: Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination: What It Means For You

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We are excited to bring you a FREE Webinar on ”Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination and What It Means For You” on Tuesday, 14th September (14:00 -15:00). Chris King, Employment & HR Associate Solicitor from Napthens, will discuss in detail the new regulations for care homes in England. The new regulations require all CQC-registered care home workers to be […]

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03rd September 2021

Are the differences in England and Scotland’s IPC frameworks enough to prevent a marked rise in COVID cases this winter?

Senga Currie Head of Care Development (Scotland)

Britain could face a new wave of COVID-19 Infections. The reason? Professor Neil Ferguson, a leading epidemiologist, who issued the warning earlier this month[i], said that workers returning to offices and pupils to school in the coming weeks could lead to a significant spike in hospital cases. If scientists are proven to be correct, Scotland, […]

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03rd September 2021

Social Care In Vision (Last Update: 03.09.2021)

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National Data Guardian publishes new guidance about the appointment of Caldicott Guardians – Press Release 27th August The National Data Guardian has published guidance about the appointment, role and responsibilies of a caldicott guardian. For more information click here. COVID-19: Right to Work Checks – Press Release 27th August The end of the temporary right […]

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01st September 2021

Recruitment Guidance on Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine 

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The recruitment process can be broken down into the following:  Identifying the vacancy, preparing a job description Advertising the vacancy  The application process  Shortlisting and interviewing  Making an offer of employment  Identifying the vacancy and preparing a job description  When a vacancy has been identified, employers will need to determine whether the role will be captured by the Health and Social Care […]

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