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Insights: GPs and Primary Care

Healthcare Newsletter – Case law update – Autumn 2023

Even though it is some time since the lockdown came to an end, Tribunals have dealt with a number of cases relating to the way in which Covid is dealt with in the workplace. Two cases this year illustrate the Tribunals’ approach.

What happens next with mandatory vaccinations for healthcare and social care workers?

After a weekend of speculation, on Monday the Government confirmed that its policy on making vaccination as a condition of deployment (VCOD) for healthcare workers to be permitted to undertake CQC regulated activities (or those who support such activities and have patient contact), was going to be reviewed and is now subject to further consultation.

Mandatory Covid vaccines for employees – what if they say “no”?

Every year NHS organisations encourage their staff to take the flu vaccine, and with the unprecedented situation of the Covid pandemic many organisations in health and social care will be considering what steps they can take to ensure that their staff and patients are protected.

Procurement in a Nutshell – Introduction of Find a Tender

'Find a Tender' (FTS) is the new UK e-notification service. This will replace the current requirement for notices of new procurements to be published in the Official Journal of the European Union's Tenders Electronic Daily (OJEU/TED).