Consent to Covid-19 vaccination for care home residents with dementia

3 December 2020

The Alzheimer’s Society has raised the importance of consent when considering the vaccination of people with dementia, following news that the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine has been approved for use in the UK, and older care home residents and staff have been prioritised for immunisation.

Covid-19 vaccination programme and changes to CQC registration

1 December 2020

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has updated its guidance for primary care providers to clarify where delivering services to support the Covid-19 vaccination programme, some in a different way to their usual winter vaccination delivery model, requires a change in registration.