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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.
How will the easing of the face covering requirement on 19 July 2021 in England affect our health and social care services?
So called “Freedom Day” today brings with it the end to many coronavirus restrictions, some of which have been in place for well over a year.
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.
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.
As part of our series of articles addressing the Fundamental Standards and how you need to ensure your service meets those standards, here we consider Regulation 12 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014: Safe Care & Treatment (“the Regulation”). It is important to note that the Fundamental Standards are a set of regulations. Each regulation is not entirely divisible from the other. For example, if you are not compliant with Regulation 18 (Staffing) and 19 (Fit and proper persons employed) it is unlikely you will be able to demonstrate compliance with Regulation 12(c).
Liz Hackett has joined the healthcare advisory team in our Harrogate office this month.
In an unprecedented decision a Judge in the Court of Protection proceedings P (Discharge of Party), Re, has discharged the mother of the person who is the subject of these proceedings.
March has seen a big focus on the Fundamental Standards of Care for our Social Care team and we wanted to share the information with you to help you navigate your way through the standards.
In this, the third reported Covid-19 vaccination case, Hempsons represented the applicant CCG.
The Supreme Court has this morning ruled in Mencap v Tomlinson-Blake that calculation of national minimum wage (NMW) for sleep-in care workers only needs to include time when they are awake for the purpose of working. Where the employer provides suitable facilities for sleeping, time spent sleeping is not included in the calculation.