CCT solutions announced for GP trainees

13 May 2020

In a joint statement from Health Education England (HEE), the British Medical Association (BMA), the General Medical Council (GMC) and the four nations' health education bodies, it has been confirmed that GP trainees are going to be able to complete their training via a "recorded assessment" that will temporarily replace the clinical skills assessment (CSA) exam.

Government puts cash behind getting people to bike to work

12 May 2020

When the Prime Minister addressed the nation on the way out of the current lockdown, he left a lot of detail to be explained later but was clear on one aspect — the use of public transport in the near future must be severely curtailed.

Government publishes its COVID-19 recovery strategy

12 May 2020

When Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to the nation on Sunday evening (see “Prime Minister sets out cautious and conditional plan”) there was some criticism that his description of the way out of lockdown lacked clarity and detail.

Government issues guides to working safely during COVID-19

12 May 2020

In its plan for gradually moving the country out of lockdown (see “Government publishes its COVID-19 recovery strategy”), the Government mentioned that it would be producing guides to help employers, employees and the self-employed to work safely during the pandemic.

Employers’ guide to furlough for apprentices

12 May 2020

On 20 March, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a package of “temporary, timely and targeted measures” to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Prime Minister sets out cautious and conditional plan

11 May 2020

If employers were reading the newspapers at the beginning of last week, they could have been forgiven for expecting a major shift in the Government’s approach to dealing with the coronavirus, if not quite a return to “normal”.

PHE publishes a consensus on healthy ageing

6 May 2020

Public Health England (PHE) has published A Consensus on Healthy Ageing to set out its shared commitments on healthy ageing, and to demonstrate leadership on entering the World Health Organisation’s Decade of Healthy Ageing, 2020 to 2030.