Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Coronavirus: High-risk workers with no symptoms to be tested

Coronavirus: High-risk workers with no symptoms to be tested. Employees at firms including Addison Lee, BT and Boots and a series of councils will be part of the pilot. Thousands of workers whose jobs put them at higher risk of catching coronavirus will be tested even if they have no symptoms. Taxi drivers, cleaners and retail assistants will be part of the pilot. The Department of Health said it was to see if there is demand for testing among these kinds of workers, [...]

Relief for campaigners as review demands compensation

Primodos scandal: Relief for campaigners as review demands compensation for victims of hormone pregnancy test. The report, decades after children started showing birth defects, says the government and the manufacturer should pay out. Marie Lyon says campaigners have finally got what they have waited so long for Campaigner Marie Lyon broke down in tears as she read the report. "At last!" she exclaimed. After four decades of campaigning, she has achieved something extraordinary - recognition, finally, that she and hundreds of other families [...]

NHS launches online recovery service for Covid-19 patients

NHS launches online recovery service for Covid-19 patients. An online recovery service for those who are suffering from long-term effects of coronavirus has been launched by the NHS. Nurses and physiotherapists will be able to reply to patients’ needs either online or over the phone as part of the ‘Your Covid Recovery’ service. Patients who have been in hospital or suffered at home with the virus will have access to a face-to-face consultation with their local rehabilitation team, usually comprising of physiotherapists, nurses [...]

Coronavirus: Plan shelved for all primary pupils to be back in school before summer holidays

Coronavirus: Plan shelved for all primary pupils to be back in school before summer holidays. The National Association of Head Teachers says if confirmed, "we're pleased to see the government will not force the impossible". Tests will initially be carried out in up to 100 schools across England, including 15 in London Plans for all pupils in England to return to primary school this term before the summer holidays are to be shelved by the government. Education Secretary Gavin Williamson is due to [...]

Fears SEND children ‘left behind’ as inspection report set to be released

Fears SEND children ‘left behind’ as inspection report set to be released. A watchdogs first inspection of services which look after some of Norfolks most vulnerable children is set to be made public. Photo: Getty A watchdog’s first inspection of services which look after some of Norfolk’s most vulnerable children is set to be made public, amid warnings that support has seemed “close to breaking point”. Ed Maxfield, Liberal Democrat councillor for Mundesley. Pic: Liberal Democrats. Norfolk County Council’s special educational needs and [...]