Latest updates from your local medical community
During these unprecedented times, we know everyone is working hard to deliver care to their patients and ensure their workforces are protected too. In order to support our members we have created a dedicated COVID19 link and resources to keep you up-to-date on the fast moving and ever changing COVID-19 guidelines and advice. We're updating the page on a daily basis as soon as we source new information, to ensure our members have easy access to the information needed. All the latest guidance and links can be found here:
The following link is an extremely useful set of explanatory notes on the effect of the new Act. The purpose of the Coronavirus Bill is to enable the Government to respond to an emergency situation and manage the effects of a Covid-19 pandemic.
Reminder: Weekly updates from the GPC can be found under the Resources section of this website under Members Only which is available to all levy paying members. Please check this area regularly for future GPC updates as these will no longer be sent out as a pdf document each week.
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Once registered, or using your existing account, contact us with your gmail address via the Contact Us page to request access to the Members Only area.
Two pieces of guidance have been developed and circulated today (23 March 2020) which the BMA have agreed with RCGP and NHSEI. This is for clinicians working in general practice in the UK, and can be found here:
They should be read alongside guidance from the BMA on workload prioritisation dated 19 March 20. During the development of this guidance consideration was given to work that is essential to maintain public health and that which is unlikely to cause harm if delayed for approximately a short number of months.
Online isolation notes via NHS111 online, for patients that are self isolating, have now been launched. An isolation note can be obtained without contacting a doctor, this will reduce the pressure on GP surgeries and prevent people needing to leave their homes. The notes can be accessed through the NHS website here:
Incidentally, our LMC office is manned Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm. Even if we are closed, we undertake to respond to all urgent enquiries within 24 hours and in the first instance, please use our Contact Us page. We hope you enjoy the new Salford & Trafford LMC website. We are happy to receive feedback and if there is anything specific you would like us to include, please let us know.