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How will your PCN work with others?

One of the requirements of the Network Contract DES Specification for 2020/21 is for PCNs to agree how to work with local community services providers, mental health providers and community pharmacy providers.

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Advance care planning – a difficult path to tread?

Advance care planning which is patient specific will not only ensure it acts as a protector of patients’ rights and wishes, but will also be a shield for clinicians against complaint or claim and is an essential tool for providers in ensuring a comprehensive service.

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Newsflash: GOC Guidance

Hempsons' Regulatory and Crime Team have put together a comprehensive summary of the guidance provided by the General Optical Council in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Hospice and Care Benchmarking Survey Report

The Hospice and Care Benchmarking Survey Report is the third study compiled by Haysmacintyre LLP (haysmacintyre) and Hempsons with the aim of sharing best practice in the sector and enabling management and trustees to assess their own structure, governance and monitoring procedures against other comparable charities.

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DNACPR Orders and COVID-19

In this article, Sophie Barbour explores what the law says about the way that DNACPR orders should be made in more detail and consider some practical solutions to difficulties being faced by clinicians in view of COVID-19.

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Updates to Furlough Guidance

In the last week the government has released two further versions of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme guidance. The scheme is due to go live on Monday 20 April. We know some practices have been considering furloughing staff, although it is not entirely clear whether they are eligible.   

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