COVID-19

Living in a Post COVID-19 Society – What Restrictions Remain?

As we move into a less restrictive post-COVID-19 world, providers will want to be vigilant about infection, prevention and control (“IPC”) measures. The Government has announced numerous changes in the last year which greatly reduced the burden on providers when it came to IPC measures, including removing regular mandatory COVID-19 testing and facemask requirements in …

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The CQC And Its Move Towards Imposing Conditions On Registration

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the CQC introduced a risk-based inspection model and focused its inspection activity where service users were deemed to be at risk of harm. Since the introduction of this risk-based system, we have seen an overall increase in the CQC’s enforcement action. This has also been confirmed by the CQC’s Chief Executive Ian …

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Is time running out to protect the vulnerable against COVID-19 this winter?

Campaigners backed by charities such as Kidney Care UK and the MS Society and more than 120 medical experts have a collective message to the UK Government on 18 October 2022. They have stated that time is now running out, ahead of another winter during which the most vulnerable will yet again have to shield …

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NHS and care homes in England to pause routine COVID-19 testing

Most hospital patients and care home residents in England will now no longer be required to undertake regular asymptomatic testing for COVID-19 unless they develop symptoms. This is in accordance with updated guidance from the Department of Health and Social Care (“DHSC”) published on 24 August 2022 (“The Guidance”). The Guidance takes effect from 31 …

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