Self-testing of care home staff for Covid-19 authorised by MHRA

2 February 2021

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has authorised self-testing for Covid-19 of care home staff, with rapid lateral flow devices (LFDs), which means care staff can receive two rapid tests as well as the PCR swab test every week.

New guidance on vitamin D and care homes

19 January 2021

As a free, one-off four-month supply of daily vitamin D supplements is being delivered directly to residential and nursing care homes from January 2021, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued new guidance for care providers on its use.