Guidance: Private providers of coronavirus testing

Department Of Health Details The Department of Health and Social Care is aware of the private sector (non-NHS) providers published on this page who have declared that they meet the governments minimum standards for: Test to Release for international travel domestic COVID-19 testingBoth lists of providers are updated daily, from Monday to Friday. Published 14 December 2020 Last updated 22 January 2021 +show all updates 22 January 2021 Updated both lists of providers. 21 January 2021 Updated both lists of providers. 20 January 2021 Updated both lists of providers. 19 January 2021 Updated both lists of private providers. 18 January 2021 Updated both lists of providers. 15 January…

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Detailed guide: The R number and growth rate in the UK

Latest R number and growth rateLatest R number range for the UK 0.8 to 1.0Latest growth rate range for the UK -4% to -1% per dayAn R number between 0.8 and 1.0 means that, on average, every 10 people infected will infect between 8 and 10 other people.A growth rate of between -4% and -1% means that the number of new infections is shrinking by between 1% and 4% every day.The UK estimates of R and growth rate are averages over different epidemiological situations and should be regarded as a guide to the general trend rather than a description of the epidemic state. Given the increasingly localised approach…

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing home care

Department Of Health Details The document brings together guidance for social care staff, registered providers, local authorities and commissioners who support and deliver care to people in their own homes in England.It covers: personal protective equipment clinically extremely vulnerable people and care groups hospital discharge and testing government support for social care information collection and governance Published 22 May 2020 Last updated 22 January 2021 +show all updates 22 January 2021 Added a new document: 'Working with people in their own homes this winter'. 11 January 2021 Updated 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): provision of home care' to reflect the extension of free PPE until the end of June 2021. 6…

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for care homes

Department Of Health Details The government has announced a new care homes support package backed by a 600 million adult social care infection control fund. This has been introduced to tackle the spread of COVID-19 in care homes. This guidance provides information on the support package.The government has written to councils and care providers outlining the details of the support package and has provided additional advice and resources to help stop the spread of infection. Published 15 May 2020 Last updated 22 January 2021 +show all updates 22 January 2021 Added a new document: 'Your care home during winter'. 11 January 2021 Updated 'Coronavirus (COVID-19): care home support…

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Guidance: Supported living services during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Department Of Health Details This guidance has been amended to reference the new national lockdown and updated advice on required isolation periods.This guidance sets out: key messages to assist with planning and preparation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic so that local procedures can be put in place to minimise risk and provide the best possible support to people in supported living settings safe systems of working including, social distancing, respiratory and hand hygiene and enhanced cleaning how infection prevention and control (IPC) and personal protective equipment (PPE) applies to supported living settingsThe easy read version is under review. Refer to the main guidance for the latest…

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Guidance: PPE reimbursement for non-hospital providers

Department Of Health Details GPs, dental practices and pharmacies can claim for the additional costs of COVID-19 related PPE bought between 27 February and 31 December 2020 and used by 31 March 2021. Published 16 December 2020 Last updated 22 January 2021 +show all updates 22 January 2021 Updated guidance on the reimbursement process for pharmacies in the document 'PPE reimbursement for non-hospital providers'. 16 December 2020 First published. Source link

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Guidance: DHSC non-executive appointments | GovWire News

Department Of Health Details Details about appointments made to the departments public bodies and expert committees.For further information on non-executive appointments please contact the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) at: appointments.team@dh.gsi.gov.ukDHSCs Public Bodies include: Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards British Pharmacopoeia Commission Care Quality Commission Commission on Human Medicines Committee on Mutagenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment Food Standards Agency Health Education England Health Research Authority Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Human Tissue Authority Independent Reconfiguration Panel Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency National Institute for Health and Care Excellence NHS Blood and Transplant NHS…

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Guidance: COVID-19: guidance for arranging or attending a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19: guidance for arranging or attending a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic HTML COVID-19 guidance for arranging or attending a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic (Arabic) PDF, 232KB, 9 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk.Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. COVID-19 guidance for arranging or attending a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic (Bengali) PDF, 218KB, 8 pages This file may…

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Guidance: COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 HTML Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (large print) PDF, 117KB, 14 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk.Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Arabic) PDF, 220KB, 8…

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing: privacy information

Published 17 April 2020 Last updated 22 January 2021 +show all updates 22 January 2021 In 'Testing for coronavirus: privacy information', added Office of National Statistics (ONS) to the list of data processors. 20 January 2021 In 'Testing for coronavirus: privacy information quick read' and 'Testing for coronavirus: privacy information', under 'What personal data we collect', added: 'recent travel history (for example, whether you travelled overseas in the last 14 days and the country you spent most time in)'. Added new laboratories (5 to 12) and Royal Mail to 'Annex 6: list of data processors' of 'Testing for coronavirus: privacy information'. 11 January 2021 Updated 'Testing for coronavirus:…

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