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DHSC publishes COVID-19 Winter Plan news

September 15, 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) published its autumn and winter COVID-19 plan this week. Prior to the latest Government announcements, Stephen Chandler, ADASS President, said, ‘Adult social care must be central to the Winter Plan and not an afterthought. We hope that the plan incorporates the recommendations Read the full article…

Mandatory vaccines for health staff considered news

September 9, 2021

The Government is seeking views on plans for staff in health and care settings in England to be required to have COVID-19 and flu vaccines to protect vulnerable people. A six-week consultation will be launched today, looking at whether requirements should apply for health and wider social care workers: those Read the full article…

Remembrance campaign launches news

September 7, 2021

Social care organisations across England have joined together today to launch #RememberSocialCare ― a campaign to honour the work of the adult social care workforce during the pandemic, and those we sadly lost. A total of 21 organisations, supported by the Department of Health and Social Care and Minister of Read the full article…

JCVI issues advice on third dose vaccination news

September 2, 2021

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is advising that people with severely weakened immune systems should have a third vaccine dose as part of their primary COVID-19 vaccination schedule. According to the JCVI, this third dose should be offered to people over 12 years who were severely immunosuppressed at Read the full article…

Social care managers call for Government inquiry news

August 20, 2021

The Outstanding Manager Network, which represents more than 5,700 care managers, sent a letter to the Health and Social Care Committee this week expressing concern about the current state of the social care sector. Key areas highlighted in the letter included concerns over the safety and sustainability of services, the Read the full article…

Self-isolation to be removed for double jabbed news

August 13, 2021

From Monday 16th August, most double vaccinated health and social care staff who are close contacts of cases will be able to routinely return to work, provided they have had a negative PCR test. Daily LFD tests will need to be taken for 10 days as a precaution. Staff working Read the full article…

CQC publishes care homes COVID-19 data news

July 22, 2021

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) published new data yesterday, outlining death notifications involving COVID-19 received from individual care homes between 10th April 2020 and 31st March 2021. More than 39,000 care home deaths were recorded over the period. The highest number of care home deaths over the period were registered Read the full article…

Updated guidance for visits out of care homes news

July 16, 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) updated guidance last night, relating to visits out of care homes. The guidance applies from 19th July 2021. It accompanies the Government roadmap to ease restrictions across England and replaces all previous guidance on visits outside of the care home. The Government Read the full article…

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