Press release: Social care sector to receive £269 million to boost staffing levels and testing

New 120 million fund for local authorities to boost staffing levels 149 million grant system to support increased testing in care homesThe impact of the new variant is being felt across the country, with staff absence rates rising sharply both in care homes and among home care staff, due to testing positive or having to self-isolate.The funding announced today will protect and support the social care sector, including care homes and domiciliary care providers, by increasing workforce capacity and increasing testing.The vital infection prevention and control guidance on staff movement in care homes is also being reinforced, with a reminder to providers to continue following the rules and…

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Press release: Social care sector to receive £269 million to boost staffing levels and testing

New 120million fund for local authorities to boost staffing levels 149million grant system to support increased testing in care homesThe impact of the new variant is being felt across the country, with staff absence rates rising sharply both in care homes and among home care staff, due to testing positive or having to self-isolate.The funding announced today will protect and support the social care sector, including care homes and domiciliary care providers, by increasing workforce capacity and increasing testing.The vital infection prevention and control guidance on staff movement in care homes is also being reinforced, with a reminder to providers to continue following the rules and keep staff…

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Correspondence: Letter to the health and care sector about the UK–EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement

This letter is written by Health Minister Edward Argar MP, on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care.It tells industry and the health and social care sector what the UKEU Trade and Co-operation Agreement means for health and social care. It reinforces that this does not remove any of the requirements to act now to prepare for new customs and border arrangements when the UK leaves the single market and customs union. Source link

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Detailed guide: Self-declare as a private sector COVID-19 testing provider

The government has published this guidance on the minimum standards for private sector providers of COVID-19 testing.To request to be added to the indicative list of providers on GOV.UK, providers must declare that they meet these minimum standards by completing the form, as well as providing some additional information to support our due diligence checks.The government envisages that UKAS (UK Accreditation Service) accreditation will become a minimum standard for all private sector providers of COVID-19 testing at a future stage and is planned to be established by September 2021.Further information on the UKAS accreditation process is available on the UKAS website.RequirementsThe current minimum standards are summarised as follows…

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Detailed guide: Self-declare as a private sector COVID-19 testing provider

The government has published this guidance on the minimum standards for private sector providers of COVID-19 testing.To request to be added to the indicative list of providers on GOV.UK, providers must declare that they meet these minimum standards by completing the form, as well as providing some additional information to support our due diligence checks.The government envisages that UKAS (UK Accreditation Service) accreditation will become a minimum standard for all private sector providers of COVID-19 testing at a future stage and is planned to be established by September 2021.Further information on the UKAS accreditation process is expected to be available by March 2021.RequirementsThe current minimum standards are summarised…

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Official Statistics: Bioscience and health technology sector statistics 2019

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