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27th March 2020

COVID-19 LATEST GUIDANCE - UPDATED 28/3/2020

INCL DEATH CERTIFICATION


Please find below, links to the latest COVID 19 Guidance. Our Guidance section on this website is updated daily. Please ensure you are using the latest version of any documents you access. Below are a number of links to key websites and specific folders for Members to access information easily. All communication from different organisations Eg CCGs, GMCA, GPC, RCGP can be found here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1dgRibX1eIR-zvRGfGY-qtvx0xeGClTVT

26th March 2020

HOUSE OF LORDS - CORONAVIRUS BILL

EXPLANATORY NOTES


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. 

https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/lbill/58-01/110/5801110en02.htm

26th March 2020

OFFICIAL GPC INFO

FOR ALL SALFORD & TRAFFORD GPs AND PMs


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.

Please note, you will need a Google account to access. If you do not have a Google account, please register here: https://bit.ly/2GKwrxN

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. 

23rd March 2020

RCGP Guidance on Workload Prioritisation

Developed for clinicians working in general practice


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:

https://www.rcgp.org.uk/-/media/Files/Policy/A-Z-policy/2020/covid19/RCGP%20guidance/20200323-RCGP-Guidance-on-the-prioritisation-routine-work-during-Covid

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. 

23rd March 2020

ONLINE ISOLATION NOTES

PROVIDING PROOF OF CORONAVIRUS ABSENCE FROM WORK


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:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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