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16th March 2022

Mandatory Covid vaccinations for healthcare staff revoked

Mandatory vaccinations for healthcare staff to be revoked

On 31 January 2022, the government announced its intention to revoke the regulations making coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination a condition of deployment in health and social care, subject to consultation and parliamentary process.  

Government subsequently held a consultation between 9 and 16 February 2022 to seek views on the government’s intention to revoke the vaccination as a condition of deployment policy in health and social care.

16th March 2022

NHSPS service charges dispute update - trial dates

The BMA is supporting five test claimant GP practices who have received demands from NHS Property Services (NHSPS) to pay inflated service charges based on its “full cost recovery” approach, outlined in NHSPS’ Consolidated Charging Policy (‘the Policy’). These court proceedings were brought against NHSPS for a declaration that the Policy does not form part of their tenancy and therefore NHSPS cannot base their charges on it.

The trial will begin on 17 March 2022 and will be concluded no later than 5 April 2022.

14th March 2022

Safe working in general practice

The BMA’s England GP committee (GPCE) has generated a  guide to enable practices to prioritise safe patient care, within the present bounds of the GMS contract.

The guide includes advice on:


3rd March 2022

Changes in Procedures for the Certification and Registration of Death

The Coronavirus Act 2020, which introduced easements to death certification processes and cremation forms, expires at midnight on 24 March 2022.

Some changes have been retained on a permanent basis through other measures, and other processes revert to previous practice.

1st March 2022

GP contract changes England 2022/23

NHSE have today published a letter  which sets out the GP contract arrangements for 2022/23 including changes to the core GP Contract and the Network Contract DES.  

The letter also describes the arrangements for the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) in 2022/23 along with minor changes to Vaccinations and Immunisations.



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