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If you have identified a need to invest in your surgery premises, whether it be for general improvements, extension plans to accommodate a growing local community or a move into newly built fit-for-purpose premises, the next step is to weigh up the potential funding options available to you.
We now have new legislation requiring care home staff to be vaccinated and there’s a consultation due on mandatory vaccination in the wider NHS and social care sector.
The government has released its response to the consultation on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, promising to further protections to employees who are victims of sexual harassment, whilst giving employers support to put measures in place to respond to the needs of their organisation, and provide explicit protections from third-party harassment.
Foundation Trusts and NHS England will need to apply a lower procurement threshold from 16 August 2021
The Public Procurement (Agreement on Government Procurement) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (the “Amendment Regulations”) have been published.
Kirsty Odell sets out some of the key stages to buying or selling a practice, which will keep you on the right track for a smooth transition from buyer to practice owner.
The Covid 19 pandemic has seen the way many services operate change, with many face to face services going on-line and digital in a way never seen before. One of those changes is seen with the new CQC approach to inspection.
CQC have confirmed 21st July 2021 as the date when they will release data showing notifications received from individual care homes relating to deaths of people with Covid-19 between 10 April 2020 and 31 March 2021.
The government has published its COVID-19 Response: Summer 2021 (Roadmap) setting out the details of step 4 of the roadmap out of restrictions for England. The restriction are scheduled to be lifted on 19 July 2021. Hempsons' employment law team discuss the guidance.
What type of surgery lease do you have and what is the extent of your repair liability? You need to know, or you could end up with a bill of destabilising proportions.
The last 12 months has seen practices working much more closely together to respond to the pandemic and to deliver the network contract DES in PCNs. Many practices, having seen the benefits of closer working, are now considering merging. In this article, Alison Oliver outlines some of the key issues to consider if you are thinking about merging with one or more other practices.
In the latest in our series of articles on the CQC Fundamental Standards of Care, Philippa Doyle looks at Regulation 18 – Staffing.
In this edition in our series of Fundamental Standards articles, we explore the Health and Social Act 2008 (Regulated Activates) 2014 regulation 13 – 'Safeguarding service users from abuse and improper treatment'.
New PPN’s Published; National Procurement Policy Statement & Taking account of Carbon Reduction Plans
The fifth and sixth Procurement Policy Notes of 2021 have been published.
Doctor employers face ongoing staff management challenges as lockdown restrictions ease. Lucy Miles and Isobel Davis highlight some areas needing consideration.