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VCOD operational guidance for DCA coming soon

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Operational guidance is coming soon for domiciliary care providers to implement VCOD. DHSC has accepted that the process of creating similar care home guidance was less than perfect, but with understandable mitigating circumstances of just three... Read more

SCAS clarify arrangements for care home patient transport

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Following on from the letter dated 28 October from South Central Ambulance Service, which caused some confusion on whether SCAS staff were allowed in and what care home staff responsibilities should be, SCAS has issued an update on their... Read more

Vaccination as a condition of deployment

As of 11 November 2021, CQC-regulated care homes are required to ensure all staff and visitors to their premises are double-vaccinated against covid-19.  This policy is known as vaccination as a condition of deployment or VCOD. The legislation... Read more