New circulars, legislation etc. affecting the NHS in Scotland

EMPLOYMENT

DL(2020)05 Coronavirus (COVID-19): national arrangements for NHS Scotland staff 13/03/2020
DL(2020)04 NHSScotland consultants – distinction awards and discretionary points schemes 19/03/2020
DL(2020)02 Everyone matters: our workforce strategy 04/02/2020
PCS(DD)2020/01 Terms and conditions of service: consultants (Scotland) (2004); specialty doctor (Scotland) (2008); associate specialist (Scotland) (2008); NHS hospital medical and dental staff and doctors and dentists in public health medicine and the community health service (Scotland); leave and pay for new parents; child bereavement leave 12/03/2020
PCS(SDIA)2020/01 Scottish Distant Islands Allowance 04/03/2020
PCS(AFC)2020/01 Pay and conditions for NHS staff covered by the Agenda for Change agreement 04/03/2020

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

Community Care (Personal Care and Nursing Care) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/83)

Abstract

These Regulations are made under the Community Care and Health (Scotland) Act 2002, which, together with the Community Care (Personal Care and Nursing Care) (Scotland) Regulations 2002, provides that local authorities are not to charge for certain types of social care provided or secured by them. Reg.2 of the 2002 Regulations modifies, for the purpose of charging, the meaning of accommodation provided under the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 or the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 s.25. These Regulations amend reg.2 of the 2002 Regulations to increase the thresholds below which certain care is not to be charged for (reg.2). In respect of personal care, personal support and care of a kind mentioned in Sch.1 of the 2002 Act, the first £180 is not to be charged for (up from £177). For these purposes, “personal care” and “personal support” have the same meaning as in the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 Sch.12 para.20. In respect of nursing care, the first £81 is not to be charged for (up from £80).

In Force

1 April 2020

Full text

Community Care (Personal Care and Nursing Care) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020  

HUMAN TISSUE

Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Specified Type A Procedures) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 (SSI 2020/80)

Abstract

These Regulations specify medical procedures which may be carried out on a person for the purpose of increasing the likelihood of successful transplantation of a part of the person’s body after the person’s death and which are not for the primary purpose of safeguarding or promoting the physical or mental health of the person, known under the Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006 as “pre-death procedures “ (see s.16A, inserted by the Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Scotland) Act 2019 s.23). These Regulations specify the “Type A procedures”. Type A procedures are those pre-death procedures which Ministers consider are appropriate to be carried out in accordance with s.16E of the Act without the need for further conditions or restrictions on their performance, such as only in specified circumstances or following further authorisation. A pre-death procedure may only be carried out on a person if it has been specified as either a Type A procedure or Type B procedure (see s.16D of the Act). 

In Force

In accordance with reg.1 

Full text

Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Specified Type A Procedures) (Scotland) Regulations 2020  

MENTAL HEALTH

DL(2020)03 Notifications to the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland: review of arrangements for investigating deaths where persons were subject to orders for mental health care and treatment (deaths in detention reviews); homicide reviews 21/02/2020

NHS

DL(2020)05 Coronavirus (COVID-19): national arrangements for NHS Scotland staff 13/03/2020
PCS(SDIA)2020/01 Scottish Distant Islands Allowance 04/03/2020
DL(2020)01 Healthcare associated infection (HAI): guidance for staff screening during healthcare associated infection incidents and outbreaks 31/01/2020
PCA(D)(2020)06 COVID-19 guidance: NHS general dental services 17/03/2020
PCA(M)(2020)04 Suspension of online booking systems 13/03/2020
PCA(M)(2020)03 Near Me Guidance for GP contractors 12/03/2020
PCA(M)(2020)02 Covid-19: guidance on planning and responding to primary care GP practice capacity Challenges 05/03/2020
PCA(O)(2020)02 General Ophthalmic Services (GOS): information and resources regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19) for all community optometry practices and practice staff in Scotland 05/03/2020

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