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Guidance changes to management of staff

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If you're feeling bemused by changes to management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings, you aren't alone. This guidance has changed seven times from 15 December. The latest change on Monday reflects the... Read more

Voting is now open!

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Elections are now underway for the OACP Board of Directors. Each Member is entitled to one vote and voting is open until 5 pm on 31 January. Vote... Read more

ADASS report national emergency for adult social care

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More than half of councils in England are resorting to exceptional measures to ration care and support in a worsening national emergency for social care an ADASS survey has found. Despite a record increase in the hours of homecare being delivered... Read more

Confirmatory PCR paused to ease workforce absence

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Following a positive LFD, there will be no need for a confirmatory PCR apart from specific circumstances. However, anyone who has symptoms should continue to take a PCR test and follow the self-isolation guidance. This applies to social care... Read more

New starter deployment in care homes

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As from today (Thursday 6 January 2022), an unvaccinated new starter can be deployed in a care home 21 days after receiving one dose of an authorised COVID-19 vaccine as long as that dose was received less than 10 weeks ago. Clinical trial... Read more