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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16th April 2021

Social Care In Vision (Last update: 16.04.21)

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Social care weekly update from our team of care specialists. It includes updates on getting regular rapid tests, consultation on mandatory vaccination in care homes and so much more. Download here! DOWNLOAD NOW Alternatively, you can read the update here: COVID-19: Understanding lateral flow antigen testing for people without symptoms – Updated 8th April The […]

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15th April 2021

Free webinar on ‘No Jab, No Job?’

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You can now catch up on our latest webinar with Napthens on ‘No Jab, No Job?’ One of the UK’s largest care home operators has instituted a no jab, no job policy back in February for new staff amid ongoing concern about vaccine take-up among care workers. There is still a lot of uncertainty around […]

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15th April 2021

Mandatory Vaccination Consultation in Care Homes (Last update: 15.04.21)

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A five-week consultation has been launched on 14 April to seek views on whether staff working in care homes must have the covid vaccine to be able to work in the home. It will only apply to care homes for people aged over 65 The consultation is intending to change the law very quickly. The […]

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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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09th April 2021

Social Care In Vision (Last update: 09.04.21)

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Social care weekly update from our team of care specialists. It includes updates on the latest overview of adult social care guidance on coronavirus, PCR home test kit instructions and so much more. Download here! DOWNLOAD NOW Alternatively, you can read the update here: COVID-19: Supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults  – Updated 31st March […]

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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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06th April 2021

Adult Social Care Infection Control & Testing Fund – Summary (Last update: 06.04.21)

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The Adult Social Care Infection Control and Testing Fund’s main purpose is to support adult social care providers, including those who do not have a contract with the local authority, to reduce the rate of COVID-19 transmissions within and between care settings. In particular, this is by helping to reduce the need for staff movements […]

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