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Message for patients: the information on this page is aimed at health professionals. Information and advice about coronavirus for patients can be found at  www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme: visit our COVID-19 Vaccination Programme guidance page for the latest information for general practice about the programme. 

 

 

Updates for General Practice:

NHS England and NHS Improvement Primary Care bulletin

View the latest NHSE/I bulletin and sign up to receive it. 

 

 

Resources and Documents:

Clinical

Notifiable diseases - how to report

COVID 19 is still a notifiable disease and that there is a statutory requirement for GPs to report cases. 

Death Certification

COVID-19: death certification and cremation  BMA guidance page on verification and certification of death and cremation.
Coronavirus Act expiry: Death certification and registration easements from 25 March 2022 This document summarises arrangements for death certification and registration after the Coronavirus Act expires on 24 March 2022.
Completing a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death: process from 25 March 2022 Flowchart from the Royal College of Pathologists on completion of the medical certificate cause of death.

Face Masks

Face Masks Poster Poster to download and display in practices. Updated February 2022. 

Fit Notes

Fit note: guidance for GPs Information for GPs about how to complete each section of the fit note, with case studies to show different situations.

Indemnity

Clinical Negligence Scheme for Coronavirus  NHS Resolution information on the scheme to meet liabilities arising from the special healthcare arrangements being put in place in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Includes FAQs. 

   Infection Prevention Control (IPC)

Next steps on infection prevention and control (IPC) NHSE/I letter of 01 June 2022 summarising new guidance for use of IPC. 

Long COVID

Support for NHS staff with Long COVID A package for health and wellbeing has been put in place to support NHS staff as part of NHS recovery planning – please see the attached for more information.

Medical Exemption Certification: proving you are unable to get vaccinated

COVID-19 medical exemptions: proving you are unable to get vaccinated How to apply for official proof that, for medical reasons, you're unable to be vaccinated or unable to be vaccinated and tested for COVID-19.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

PPE Portal  The PPE Portal can be used by social care, primary care and public sector providers to get critical COVID-19 PPE. This new portal replaced the old portal which closed on 26/04/2022. 

Testing

Living with COVID-19 - testing update

Update on patient and staff testing post-April 1 2022 (30 March 2022). 

Treatments

New patient cohorts eligible for COVID-19 treatments Letter to clinicians advising them to contact their patients about new COVID-19 treatments (08 June 2022)

Vaccinations

Visit our COVID-19 Vaccination Programme guidance page or the latest information for general practice about the programme. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advice and guidance:

 

 

Gov.UK: Guidance for Health Professionals Information on COVID-19, including guidance on the assessment and management of suspected UK cases.
Public Health England: Coronavirus Resources   Advice for the public on how to protect themselves and others, and how to stop the spread of the virus. 
Advice for the Public Advice for the public on what to do if they have symptoms, how to stop it spreading, travel advice, and information on how the government is responding. 
Your Covid Recovery NHS website for patients to help them understand how COVID-19 may have affected them and what they might expect as part of their recovery. 
BMA - Covid-19: Toolkit for GPs and GP Practices Comprehensive guidance for GPs, partners and practice managers to manage employment and contractual issues and service provision during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Royal College of General Practitioners - Covid-19 Guidance Resources from the RCGP include FAQS and a resource hub. 
Doctors of the World - Coronavirus Information Latest NHS guidelines translated into 60 languages, produced in partnership with the British Red Cross.  

  

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