The General Medical Council (GMC) has published guidance and high level principles for good practice in remote consultations and prescribing for all healthcare professionals, at a time when social distancing due to the Coronavirus pandemic may require GPs to conduct more consultations over the phone, via video link or online.
The Government has published the proposed statutory rates for Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP), Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) and Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP), which come into effect on 5 April 2020, the first Sunday in April. The rate is set to increase from £148.68 to £151.20 per week.
The Government's call for NHS recruits to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic is being undermined by a lack of essential supplies, according to the Doctors' Association UK, a non-profit organisation run by volunteers advocating on behalf of the medical profession and the NHS, and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).
New guidance for healthcare professionals on Coronavirus infection in pregnancy has been published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), Royal College of Midwives (RCM), Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Public Health England (PHE) and Health Protection Scotland.