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23rd June 2021

Waste Management and PPE During COVID-19

Victoria Lal

The impact of waste management during COVID-19 As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into the summer months it is as important as ever that businesses continue to play their part in ensuring that any waste generated from a possible or a confirmed case of coronavirus is disposed of correctly to help to protect people, health, and […]

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21st June 2021

Weekly Update Ireland (Last Update: 21.06.2021)

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HSE Cyber Attack  Paul Reid, Chief Executive at the HSE has said that a “very significant number” of systems were back up and running after last month’s ransomware attack, but warned that hospitals are still operating with “one hand tied behind their back” as health service IT systems could take several months to fully fix. […]

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21st June 2021

GP Weekly Roundup (Last Update: 18.06.2021)

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In this bulletin: COVID-19 Vaccination Update 21-year-olds and 18-year-olds Vaccinations and Surge Response to the Delta Variant Acceleration of second doses for cohort 10 (40 to 49-year-olds) Shielded Patient List Update to GP Contract Arrangements for 2021/22 Further funding will be provided for PCN Clinical Director support New Weight Management Enhanced Service New Long COVID […]

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18th June 2021

Social Care in Vision (Last update: 18.06.2021)

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COVID-19: Overview of adult social care guidance on coronavirus – Updated 8th June Guidance has been updated to include new information on funding in social care, defining and reporting outbreaks in social care. References to shielding have also been removed. For more information click here. COVID-19: EU Settlement Scheme – guidance for applicants – Updated […]

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18th June 2021

Social Care In Vision – Wales (Last update: 18.06.2021)

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COVID-19: Social distancing guidance for everyone in Wales – Updated 7th June The guidance is for everyone in Wales, including children, and supports with social and physical distancing. For more information click here. COVID-19: Get rapid lateral flow tests if you do not have symptoms – Updated 8th June The guidance has been updated, for […]

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16th June 2021

CQC Data Release Anxiety

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CQC have recently announced that they intend to release data showing notifications received from individual care homes relating to deaths of people with COVID-19. The data will be published at its 21st July public board meeting. CQC already report weekly data to the ONS of the total number of care home residents who have died from […]

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16th June 2021

Breaking: COVID-19 Jab for Care Home Staff Reportedly to be Mandatory

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Out of bed and onto breaking news I have woken up and blearily looked at my phone to the Headline from all major news outlets that COVID-19 jabs will be mandatory for all care home staff. My first thought…how did I miss this in the DHSC circular? I didn’t, it isn’t there. You missed this too So […]

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11th June 2021

GP Weekly Roundup (Last update: 11.06.21)

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This week’s GP roundup is here! It features the Covid-19 vaccination programme update, the latest guidance on children under five with respiratory symptoms and more. You can download the update in PDF here: Download Now You can also read the update below: In this bulletin: COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Update Cohort 12 (25 – 29 year […]

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11th June 2021

Social Care In Vision (Last update: 11.06.21)

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The Social Care Weekly Update is now available!  It includes updated guidance for people living in areas with variants of concern, latest information on taking rapid lateral flow test at home and more. Download here: DOWNLOAD NOW Alternatively, you can read the update here: COVID-19: Coronavirus restrictions – what you can and cannot do – […]

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10th June 2021

COVID Funding to End for Nursing Homes (Last update: 10.06.21)

Sheena Cunnington

Private nursing homes in Ireland have accused the Government of undermining the residential care sector, as there are plans to withdraw funding at the end of June. The purpose of the funding has been to assist with the costs of enhanced infection controls, PPE and staffing in nursing homes, in the light of the COVID-19 […]

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