Gemma Nicholas

New guidance on visiting arrangements in Care Homes

The Department of Health and Social Care has published new guidance on visiting arrangements in care homes. The guidance sets out: the principles of a local approach and dynamic risk assessment advice for providers when establishing their visiting policy advice for providers when taking visiting decisions for particular residents or groups of residents infection control precautions …

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Public Health England updates PPE Guidance

Public Health England guidance “COVID-19 How to work safely in care homes” renamed COVID-19 Personal protective equipment (PPE) – resource for care workers working in care homes during sustained COVID-19 transmission in England and “COVID19 How to work safely in domiciliary care in England” renamed COVID-19 Personal protective equipment (PPE) – resource for care workers …

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New Immigration Bill will negatively affect the Social Care Sector

The Government’s proposed post-Brexit immigration bill is currently going through its stages in the House of Commons, having passed its first hurdle with support of a majority of MPs. The bill repeals EU freedom of movement and introduces a new framework for who can come to live and work in the UK. It is not …

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Rapid increase in health and social care innovation in the wake of COVID-19

Over the past few years the health and social care sector has witnessed increasing innovation and use of new technologies.  This has skyrocketed in the recent months due to Providers finding new ways to continue to meet the demands of service users during the COVID-19 pandemic. Out of necessity and being in emergency mode, Providers …

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