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The Government has passed emergency legislation to relax UK competition law to help the economy and the NHS to meet the challenges of the Covid-19 outbreak. This note looks at the provisions which have been passed in relation to England only.
NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) has just published the Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service (DES) for 2020/21 alongside associated guidance.
Ventilators and the number of critical care beds are a regular feature of the Government’s daily briefings and the questions posed by the media. This newsflash explores the guidance currently available and which of the current legal provisions will be held to apply.
Updated government guidance released at the end of last week indicates that GP practices may not be eligible for the new job retention scheme. Read more here..
Coronavirus employee retention scheme guidance is now out. This describes the circumstances where employer applications for the furlough payments can be made. Not all questions are answered and we do not know if there will be legislation to back this up. Here’s our summary:
We are in unprecedented and challenging times with advice and guidance being issued and updated on a daily basis. What is the impact of Covid-19 on dental practices? Faisal Dhalla and Kirsty Odell outline some of the key issues for dental practices here:
The Charity Commission has published guidance for the charity sector in respect of difficulties they may be facing due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For some charities, this may be an increase in demand for others a stark financial picture.
Justin Cumberlege, a partner in the healthcare law firm Hempsons, suggests how Primary Care Networks should prepare to work with other providers
NHS England is taking on powers that are usually held by the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to commission services in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Can we cancel booked annual leave? Can we make staff carry forward annual leave into the next leave year? Can we force staff to take holiday?
Hempsons, as a member of the Primary Care Premises Forum, has been asked to assist with the urgent collection of data on vacant and to let primary care accommodation for potential use during the current Covid-19 emergency.
The Government issues the first Procurement Policy Note of 2020 on the impact of COVID-19 on procurement
The Government has today issued the first Procurement Policy Note of 2020 on the impact of COVID-19 on procurement.
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At the special conference of LMCs on 11th March an overwhelming majority (3 to 2) voted in favour of resolutions. Could this be the end of PCNs?