COVID-19: Workforce FAQs
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose significant workforce issues for healthcare organisations regarding the services they provide and the risks to staff. Here we share our FAQs in relation to these policies and communications with staff generally.
Procurement reform – Full steam ahead
The Queen’s speech last week has confirmed that it is full steam ahead with procurement reform, with the new Procurement Bill expected in September 2021. We outline the next steps in our insight.
CQC report finds “a worrying picture” of DNACPR decision-making
The Care Quality Commission has published its final report on their special review into ‘Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation’ (DNACPR) decisions taken during the COVID-19 pandemic. We summarise the findings and what they mean for providers.
Updated guidance on meeting the duty of candour
The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 imposes a duty of candour on health and social care providers. The CQC has updated its guidance, making clear the requirements and circumstances in which it must be applied.