Get ready to report gender pay gap data

17 January 2022

The Government Equalities Office (GEO) has reminded employers of the next deadlines for reporting their gender pay gap data if their organisation has 250 or more employees.

GP numbers continue to decline

12 January 2022

Latest GP workforce data have shown the number of fully-qualified, full-time equivalent (FTE) GPs in England is continuing to drop.

Patient Safety Commissioner to be appointed

12 January 2022

The Government has announced that it intends to proceed with the proposals to recruit a Patient Safety Commissioner, following a public consultation between June and August 2021 regarding the appointment and operation of the new role.

Confirmatory PCR tests suspended for positive LFD test results

11 January 2022

The UK Health Security Agency’s (UKHSA) advice for health and social care staff who have a positive lateral flow device (LFD) test result has changed as they are no longer required to have a follow-up PCR test and should, with some exceptions, stay at home and self-isolate immediately.

GPs asked to step up support for Covid patients at home

4 January 2022

A letter from NHS England has said all integrated care systems (ICSs) are being asked to put in place comprehensive coverage of Covid Oximetry @home (CO@h) and Covid Virtual Ward (CVW) pathways to meet potential demand.