GPs to administer Covid-19 vaccine in care homes

10 November 2020

A new directed enhanced service (DES) announced this week for general practice to lead the delivery of the Covid-19 vaccination programme has specified that groups of practices will have to administer the Covid-19 vaccine to care home residents and staff, as well as to housebound patients through home visits.

Covid-19 adult social care winter plan 2020 to 2021 published

22 September 2020

The Government has published its Adult Social Care: our COVID-19 Winter Plan 2020 to 2021, setting out the key elements of national support available for the social care sector for winter 2020 to 2021 as well as main actions for local authorities, NHS organisations and social care providers to take.

The rule of six and the workplace

16 September 2020

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has reminded employers that the Government’s new rule of six does not apply to the workplace.