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GPC Chair's News: 27 March 2020

The update is here

Including

  • Vulnerable patients and social distancing

  • PPE update 

  • Workload prioritisation

  • Retired doctors returning to performers list

  • Remote consultations and home working

  • Digital isolation note

  • Emergency access to GP connect capabilities

  • Amendments to NHS regulations in pandemic (England)

  • Death certification and cremation (UK) - attached

  • Scottish guidance on death certification (Scotland) - attached

  • COVID-19 community hub arrangements (Scotland) - attached

  • RCOG advice pregnant women working in the NHS 

  • Engagement of locum GPs

  • Guidance for employers on COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme

  • QOF calculations in England 2019/20 and 2020/21 

  • Social Prescribing Link Workers COVID-19 guidance 

  • Preparedness letter for pharmacy 

  • Medication and specialist advice during the COVID-19 pandemic – attached

  • BMA ethical guidance on COVID-19 

  • BMA COVID-19 webpage and guidance

  • Wellbeing 

  • Letter of thanks for supermarkets 

  • ARM 2020 adjourned until September 2020 

  • NHSE/I daily primary care bulletins on COVID-19

Also, update from NHSEI on Category 4 high risk patients as part of their newsletter on Saturday - attached

In addition, please see link to a letter that NHSEI has sent to general practice about the COVID-19 situation and advice on how to establish a remote ‘total triage’ model in general practice using online consultations.

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