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15 September 2021 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

DHSC releases guidance on temporary vaccine exemptions

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Vaccination exemptions

Partner and head of Health & Social Care James Sage explains the latest guidance from the Department of Health and Social Care on vaccine exemptions.

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24 August 2021 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Mandatory vaccination: What the DHSC Guidance DOESN’T tell you

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The Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) Guidance on mandatory vaccination provides some useful guidance for providers but leaves a number of key questions unanswered. We consider these below and call on the DHSC to urgently provide further guidance to support providers.

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4 August 2021 0 Comments Posted in Events

Mandatory vaccination for care staff: Essential update

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Mandatory vaccine

In this must attend webinar, James Sage of Royds Withy King, Neil Eastwood and Amanda Marques of Cohesion Recruitment will analyse the current legal and recruitment implications of mandatory vaccination and provide practical guidance on how to tackle them.

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28 July 2021 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, Opinion

Clock ticking on mandatory vaccination: key steps to take now

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Mandatory vaccine

On 22 July 2021, the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (the “Regulations”) became law, introducing a requirement for all care home staff to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

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Limited exemptions for mandatory Covid vaccination

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Draft Regulations have been published requiring care home staff to be vaccinated. The Regulations will need to be approved by Parliament before becoming law, which is expected to happen in July, followed by a 16 week grace period for staff to be vaccinated after the law comes into effect.

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Care providers facing impending staffing crisis following ‘no jab, no job’ decision

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The Department of Health and Social Care has given social care providers 16 weeks to vaccinate all staff. All unvaccinated staff will have to be redeployed from frontline roles or face losing their job.

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Care providers facing impending staffing crisis following ‘no jab, no job’ decision

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Is Long Covid a disability under the Equality Act 2010?

The Department of Health and Social Care is set to give social care providers just 16 weeks to vaccinate all staff. If confirmed, all unvaccinated staff will have to be redeployed from frontline roles or face losing their job.

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Equality and Human Rights Commission gives green light to mandatory vaccines in care homes

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published its response to the Government consultation on making vaccines mandatory in care homes.

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2 June 2021 0 Comments Posted in Events

Social care webinar | HR & employment law update: Covid and beyond

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Soc care covid & beyond webinar

In our latest social care webinar we will be providing information on managing Covid-related changes in the workplace, including vaccinations and disability discrimination, and the post-Covid effects on staff’s mental health.

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17 May 2021 0 Comments Posted in Corporate, Employment

Post-Merger Integration: Employment and HR – marrying up the terms

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Mergers and acquisitions are often described as a marriage, bringing two companies together. However, the post-merger integration process is often an afterthought, which can cause a derailment in the integration process leading to a failure to deliver the true deal.

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16 March 2021 0 Comments Posted in Events, Health & Social Care

Webinar: the sleep-in case judgment

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Sleep-in case judgment

Royds Withy King’s Health & Social Care team will be running a webinar on Friday 19th March dedicated to the Supreme Court judgment in the highly publicised Mencap sleep-in case.

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12 March 2021 0 Comments Posted in Health & Social Care, News

The sleep-in pay judgment that could leave care providers with £400m bill

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In one of the most eagerly awaited judgments for the care sector, the Supreme Court has confirmed that it will hand down its decision in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake (the “Mencap case”) on Friday 19 March 2021.

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