Can you help? Cross posting from Lockdown Sceptics, as nobody seems to know, and I've spent two days googling and I can't work it out either.
Does anyone know, or can they point me at, the specific up to date legislation for GP practices and the NHS, as per the Corona Virus Act? I can find this, but I want to know what’s recommendation and what’s law? https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/ ... tion-a.pdf
I’ve also read this, but am unsure how it applies to GP practices? http://www.laworfiction.com/2020/07/ris ... wn-armour/
Given our overlords are talking about locking up the elderly again, https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/20 ... -lockdown/
My dad’s dementia has gone off a ski jump under lockdown, he’s gone from a fit, active, social 85 year old, to incredibly forgetful, anxious and lacking in confidence. His Gp was already disinterested, and so I got him an apt with a Harley St specialist who did a phone conference with me and my dad, he was fantastic and wrote to his GP to ask with help getting some tests and drugs organised. The GP won’t see him, only talk to him by phone.
I want to know what risk assessments, equality impact assessments and what bits of PSED GPs are still obliged to adhere to, as I’m going to send a letter asking them to tell me precisely on what basis they have withdrawn care from all their patients (I’d imagine if you are learning disabled, mentally ill, or very old, or showing funny symptoms that only a GP would spot in person, rather than relying on the patient to self report verbally then accessing care by Zoom might be a bit tricky, lots must be missed by phone).
I’m in a rural market town, where cases are incredibly low, as are deaths, it seems a bit heavy handed that they’ve mothballed an entire 20 GP practice, and nobody can see a doctor?
This is the original corona virus act: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/20 ... ts/enacted
This was revoked in almost its entirety, with no fanfare, announcement or anything on 4th July http://www.laworfiction.com/2020/07/loc ... n-revoked/
This is the new act https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/202 ... ion/1/made
That looks to me that they revoked almost everything relating to healthcare provision? My suspicion is this pronouncement by Hancock that care must be remote, isn't in fact law? The reason I say all that, is I think with some legally accurate, fact checked template letters we could start pushing back by asking to see risk assessments, PSED equality impact assessments etc and just force them to do their jobs. I've had success with this in another area relating something else to do with equality law, child safe guarding, risk assessments, and usually one letter is all it takes.