A webinar to discuss the new rules coming in from 1 April 2022, that health care providers must only deploy those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 to patient facing roles.
From 1 April 2022, all providers of CQC-regulated activities must ensure that they only deploy those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 to roles requiring interaction with patients and service users.
Suzanne Nulty and Matt Smith from the healthcare employment team at Weightmans LLP will discuss what the new rules mean for health care providers, what you should be doing to get ready for 1 April 2021, and what will happen when employees are not vaccinated, including any national guidance about possible dismissals.
This event will be held on Wednesday 2nd February 2022 starting at 9.30am and will last for approximately 90 minutes and will include the opportunity to ask questions. Delegates can submit questions in advance or add them during the webinar. If you would like to submit a question in advance, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Speaker Biography: Suzanne Nulty, Weightmans LLP. In March 2020, Suzanne returned to Weightmans, where she trained, after 17 years elsewhere, practicing employment law predominantly for the Health sector. Upon returning, she assumed editorial responsibility for Weightmans’ NHS client Covid-19 employment / HR bulletins, which provided free advice to the firm’s NHS clients throughout the pandemic on the critical issues faced by NHS Trust’s in respect of their workforce; she also spoke on these matters at client webinar events. Suzanne has specialist experience in advising on complex and contentious internal processes, for all levels of staff including medics (from trainees to consultants) and executives. Accordingly, she is well versed in the governance aspects of senior-level public sector employment issues, NHS guidance and the national MHPS national framework. Suzanne also continues to provide advice and representation in litigious and non-contentious matters throughout the employment law field. Her reputation is for a detailed and forensic, yet practical approach, delivered in a straightforward and supportive way. Suzanne delivers bespoke training for clients on subjects such as MHPS, whistleblowing, redundancy and TUPE consultation particularly in the context of public sector reorganisations, disciplinary and grievance investigations, and capability/performance and absence management.
Speaker Biography: Matt Smith, Weightmans LLP. Matt is a Solicitor-Advocate specialising in healthcare employment law with over 14 years of experience. He regularly represents predominantly NHS and other public sector clients in employment tribunals around the country, as well as advising them on internal matters. Matt can advise on the full range of employment issues including TUPE, redundancies and reorganisations, discrimination, whistleblowing and unfair dismissal. Matt is in his second spell with Weightmans’ health care employment team, having recently returned to the firm after spending four years at the Equality and Human Rights Commission where he undertook a varied range of litigation, enforcement and legal policy work, predominantly focussing on issues such as covid-19, sexual harassment and race discrimination, bringing a unique perspective to his work. Matt has significant experience of providing bespoke training for client, seminars and speaking at conferences.