Find the latest COVID-19 links and updates here – Guidance on COVID-19 for GP Practices

COVID-19

Latest updates and guidance on COVID-19

COVID-19 Guidance

Our Guidance section is updated on a daily basis. Below is a number of links to key websites and specific folders located in the LMCs guidance section of the website for members to access information easily:


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AFTER CARE NEEDS 

After care needs of inpatients recovering from Covid-19

ALL COMMS FROM DIFFERENT ORGANISATIONS

Eg CCGs, GMCA, GPC, RCGP can be found here:

LMC Folder: All Communications

GMHSP Blog: Dr Jaweeda Idoo - Response to Covid-19 will pave the way for a more person and community centred approach to primary care

GMHSP Blog: Dr Tom Tasker – The quiet revolution in general practice: how disruption can be a positive force during a pandemic

ANTIBODY TESTING/ TEST AND TRACE

Antibody Testing & Test and Trace

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BAME INFORMATION

NHSE: Second phase response BAME ref pg3

NHS Employers: CV19 risk assessments for staff

HSE.GOV.UK: Managing risks and risk assessment at work

fom.ac.uk: Risk Reduction Framework for NHS staff at risk of CV19 12-05-20

LMC Folder: Team Prevent Demographic Responsive Staff Risk Assessment in Response to Covid-19 Target

medRxiv.org:CV19 related death in Doctors and risk stratification

BANK HOLIDAYS

LMC Folder: Easter Bank Holiday Arrangements

BUSINESS CONTINUITY

LMC FOLDER: Business Continuity

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CANCER  - 2 WEEK WAIT REFERRALS

GMSHP: CV19 GM CANCER REFERRALS

CERVICAL SCREENING

NHSE: Cervical Screening Programme Initial Guidance

CONCERNS LOG

Concerns Log

COVID URGENT EYECARE SERVICE (CUES)

Covid Urgent Eyecare Service (CUES)

CPR

BMA: CPR & PPE

RCUK: CV19 Resources: Healthcare Settings

RCUK: Statement on PHE PPE Guidance

CQC

CQC: How we are responding to COVID19

CQC: COVID19 CQC Registrations

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DATA PROVISION NOTICES

Data NHS Digital: Provision Notice for Covid -19 at risk patients data collection

DBS CHECKS

GOV.UK: DBS Checks - free of charge

DEATH RELATED

GOV UK: CV19 verification of death in times of emergency 050520

LMC folder: Death related documents

NHSE: COVID19 Act Excess death provisions info and guidance 31-03-20.pdf

GMHSP: Enabling safe death certification in the Community

General Registers Office Guidance 270320

DIGITAL ISOLATION AND FIT NOTES

NHS111: Isolation Notes

LMC: Issuing fit notes

DVLA

DVLA: COVID19 Update

GOV.UK: Applications for renewing lorry and bus driving licences at age 45 and over during CV19

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EMERGENCY ACCESS TO GP CONNECT CAPABILITIES

NHS DIGITAL: Request emergency access to GP Connect capabilities

ETHICAL GUIDANCE ON COVID19

BMA: FAQs about Ethics

BMA/RCGP: joint statement on advance care planning

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FIT NOTES

Fit notes

Isolation notes through 111

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GUIDANCE

BMA: CV19 toolkit for GPs and GP practices

GOV.UK:COVID19 Guidance for Health Professionals

GOV UK: Guidance on shielding and protecting extremely vulnerable persons from covid19 NOV20

NHSE: COVID19 Guidance for General Practice

NHSE: CV19 Letters

NHSE: Primary care daily bulletin

NHSE: Primary care webinars

NHSE: Guidance and updates for GPs at risk patients

NHSE: Preparedness update and other letters

NICE: Covid19 rapid guidelines

RCGP: latest covid 19 guidance

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HR

LMC Folder: LMC LAW HR FAQ's

BMA: terms and conditions: sessional GPs

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INDEMNITY

NHS Resolution: COVID-19 Guidance for general practice

Clinical Negligence Scheme for Coronavirus FAQs

INFECTION CONTROL

GOV.UK: COVID19: infection prevention and control

NHSE: COVID19 Infection Control

INFORMATION GOVERNANCE

NHSX: Information Governance Guidance

NHSE: COVID-19: Increased patient information for health and care professionals 23/04/20

INFORMATION STANDARDS

NHS Digital: COVID-19 Information Standards

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MEDICINES MANAGEMENT

LMC folder: Trafford CCG Medicines Optimisation Team: COVID19 – links to useful medicines information 29th April 2020

GOV UK:CV19 reuse of medicines in a care home or hospice

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NHS REFORM POST-COVID19

BMA: Ten principles for how the NHS should approach restarting ‘non-Covid care’

NHS Confederation: NHS Reset

NHSE: Second phase of nhs response to covid 19 letter from Simon Stevens and Amanda Pritchard 29 July 2020

NHSE: Third phase of NHS response to COVID-19 31 July 2020

 

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OTHER USEFUL GUIDANCE

CV19 resources collated by @drstephcoughlin

LMC Folder: Medical Specialities/Professional Bodies Medication advice during COVID-19 pandemic 230320

LMC Folder: selection of clinical guidelines

Wigan Borough CCG: COVID19 FAQs

Primarycarepathways.co.uk/covid19

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PROTECTING CLINICALLY EXTREMELY VULNERABLE PATIENTS (FORMERLY SHIELDING)

NEW: BMA: (Nov 20)Protecting clinically extremely vulnerable (cev) patients (formerly shielding)

BMA: Identifying patients at highest risk from CV19 - advice for GPs 16/04/20

GOV UK: Guidance on shielding and protecting extremely vulnerable persons from covid 19

NHSE: Guidance and updates for GPs at risk patients

RCGP: 23/03/20 Vulnerable Patients - The role of general practice during COVID19

PCN (Amendments due to CV19)

BMA: PCN DES 2021 Guidance

BMA: CV19 practical guidance for PCNs

NHSE: 310320 PCNs: Revised PCN DES FOR 2020/21

PPE

BMA: PPE for Doctors

GOV UK: COVID19 PPE

GOV.UK: Managing shortages in PPE

GOV.UK: Recommended PPE for primary, outpatients, community and social care by setting poster

NHSE: Accessing supplies of PPE

PREGNANCY

RCOG: COVID19 and Pregnancy

PRIVACY NOTICES

LMC Folder: LMC LAW CV19 Privacy Notice

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QOF

BMA: CV19 QOF position

BMA: QOF 20/21

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REFERRALS TO SECONDARY CARE

NHSEI: view on secondary care referrals

REGULATION

HOUSE OF COMMONS: Coronavirus Bill

REMOTE CONSULTATIONS, TOTAL TRIAGE AND HOME WORKING

BMJ: Covid-19: a remote assessment in primary care

BMJ: Covid 19 a remote assessment in Primary Care INFOGRAPHIC ONLY

BMA remote consultations and homeworking

NHSE: Remote total triage model in General Practice 27 March 2020.pdf

RESOURCES

BMA: Guidance Directory

BMA: COVID19 Online Training

BMA: COVID-19: toolkit for GPs and GP practices

GMC: Coronavirus: Your frequently asked questions

PHE: COVID19 Campaign Resources

PHE: NHS 'Open for business' campaign resources released 24/04/20

RCGP Learning: CV19 Resource Hub

RCGP Learning: Shielding vulnerable patients from Covid-19

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SHIELDING

Please see 'PROTECTING CLINICALLY EXTREMELY VULNERABLE PATIENTS' for further updates

GOV.UK: 22/06/20 Press release - Plans to ease guidance for over 2 million shielding

NHSE: Shielding letter to NHS 22/06/20

NHSE: Guidance and updates for GPs at risk patients

PHE: Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

RCPCH: CV19 Shielding guidance children young people

SOCIAL DISTANCING

GOV UK: Guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people

STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES

NHSE: CV19 GP Standard Operating Procedure updated 24th June

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TESTING

NHSE: Covid19 testing and staff retention letters

TRANSLATION

CV19 information in 60 languages

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VACCINATIONS

JCVI: updated interim advice on priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination

CV19 VACCINE ENHANCED SERVICE

NHSE (9 Nov) letter re Urgent preparing for General Practice to contribute to a potential CV19 vacc programme

NHSE (9 Nov) ANNEX A: Indicative Enhanced Service Specification: COVID-19 Vaccination Programme 2020/21

NHSE (9 Nov) ANNEX B: General practice site designation process

NHSE (20 Nov) CV19 vacc deployment strategy and operational readiness letter

NHSE (24 Nov) CV19 vacc prog outcome of GP site designation process and next steps letter

VOLUNTEERS (NHS)

NHSE: NHS Volunteer Responders Information for Primary Care Professionals 31-March-2020.pdf

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WELLBEING

BMA: COVID19 and your wellbeing

BMA: Wellbeing covid19poster.pdf

PHE: Now more than ever-every mind matters

WORKFORCE

BMA: Covid19 model terms for GPs

GMC: Granting temporary registration

BMA: GP returners

NHSE: GP Returners

WORKLOAD PRIORITISATION

NEW:RCGP/BMA: Workload prioritisation Nov 20

RCGP: Workload Prioritisation Apr 20

BMA: Letter to Practices 190320

Londonwide LMC: Guidance for practices

WORKING SAFELY

HSE: Working safely during coronavirus outbreak

HSE: Working safely during the coronavirus outbreak – a short guide

NHS Employers: Risk assessments for staff

NHS Employers: Supporting our most vulnerable workforce

NHS Trade union principles on health and safety risk assessment and vulnerable workers

 

 

COVID-19 Resources


For further information and access to the latest resources on COVID-19, please click the following link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Cb5pqjt8untDk8FvzaNzwbCIGPRWooFi