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5th August 2021

Greater Manchester August Workforce update

The Workforce team at GMHSP circulate a monthly update containing useful information on training events and all things GM Workforce related. 

The August edition which can be found here contains information on:


2nd August 2021

General Practice Enhanced Service Specifications for the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme 2021/22

Today, NHSE have published the two Enhanced Service Specifications for the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme 2021/22. This follows the publication of the Annual Flu letter on 17 July 2021.

The service specifications for 2021/22 are largely based on the 2020/21 flu service specifications, with the exception that the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme specification (covering adults and at-risk groups) will be commissioned as an Enhanced Service this year to enable greater responsiveness to any subsequent JCVI advice or Government policy.

15th July 2021

NHS Patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings

Published by NHSE 15 July 2021

England’s Chief Nurse has today reminded the public that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules.

Covid restrictions will end in many settings in England from Monday.

However, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are set to remain in place for all staff and visitors.

That means NHS visitor guidance will stay in place across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.

Staff, patients and visitors will also be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting any care setting as well as using face coverings, mask and other personal protection equipment.


12th July 2021

Thousands of UK doctors say face coverings and social distancing should remain mandatory, BMA survey reveals

BMA press release:  Monday 12th July 2021 Thousands of doctors in the UK say they want to see face coverings remain mandatory, with 90% of those taking part in a survey telling the BMA that masks should continue to be worn on public transport.  The results of the Association’s latest Viewpoint survey come ahead of the Government’s scheduled announcement this evening, where the Prime Minister is expected to confirm that all Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted on July 19, including the compulsory wearing of face coverings. 

29th April 2021

GP appointment data shows practices are busier than they’ve ever been, says BMA

 Responding to today’s NHS Appointments in General Practice data1, which shows that practices in England delivered 4.8 million more appointments in March than they did in February, BMA GP committee chair Dr Richard Vautrey, said: 

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