The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented period of change and rapid adjustment in UK healthcare provision. The work of frontline nurses often goes beyond pure treatment, providing care, support and regular human contact with patients. How is the tension between social distancing and nurses’ obligations to look after patients to be resolved?
The COVID-19 outbreak is new territory, not only for care providers working on the frontline, but also for regulatory bodies. Those that are responsible for caring for vulnerable service users must now do so in an increasingly challenging environment, whilst ensuring that they comply with their professional obligations.
The outbreak of COVD-19 has caused unprecedented disruption and uncertainty in all reaches of our professional and personal lives. The legal profession is not immune to that uncertainty- particularly as measures have been put in place to ensure that both justice continues to be delivered and businesses can continue to provide services to their clients in these extraordinary times.
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) announced on Thursday in a joint statement that it is taking a series of actions, along with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), to ensure investor knowledge and the continued operation of the UK’s capital markets.
According to RICS, the effects of the COVID-19 Virus will affect the work carried out by RICS members in a variety of ways with varying impacts. For example, the Government’s latest restrictions on the freedom of individuals to move around, may in turn lead to an unwillingness of occupants to allow surveyors access to properties in order to conduct a valuation.