During the current pandemic, health and social care professionals will be required to make many difficult and far reaching decisions. The Coronavirus Act 2020 provides a new legal framework which health and social care professionals must be compliant with.

In order to assist practitioners to make decisions lawfully and ethically and to feel more confident in their decision-making, we have created an intensive short course focusing on the practical application of the Act - Acting lawfully and ethically under Coronavirus Act 2020.

Acting lawfully and ethically under Coronavirus Act 2020 - Course Overview
(2 hrs Virtual Classroom)

During a practical Virtual Classroom, delegates will acquire a better understanding of the Act, and if the emergency measures contained within the Act are triggered, how they layer on top of existing legislation, reviewing which parts of pre-existing legislation will or will NOT be suspended. The need for good record keeping to defend the difficult decisions made will also be considered.

The training session will cover:

  • Current Legal and Ethical Framework
  • A summary of the Coronavirus Act 2020
  • The Human Rights implications
  • Impact on Children and Adults
  • Where Safeguarding sits
  • Record keeping and defendable decision making

If you operate in England, please visit the Acting lawfully and ethically under Coronavirus Act 2020 (England) course webpage

If you operate in Wales, please visit the Acting lawfully and ethically under Coronavirus Act 2020 (Wales) course webpage

If you operate in Northern Ireland, please visit the Acting lawfully and ethically under Coronavirus Act 2020 (Northern Ireland) course webpage

You might also be interested in: Record Keeping

Records are essential for health and social care professionals to ensure patient safety, continuity of care and better outcomes for the child and/or adult and to demonstrate that best practice has been followed. They are also essential for professionals to be able to justify and defend any decisions made.

We have designed a highly practical Virtual Classroom to ensure that health and social care professionals adopt a defensible, rather than defensive approach to their records by giving them the skills to create and manage records to best practice standards.

More information about this course can be found here