Practices to work through Easter bank holidays in coronavirus outbreak

Practices to work through Easter bank holidays in coronavirus outbreak

GP practices will be expected to remain open during the Easter bank holidays in response to the coronavirus outbreak, NHS England and the Scottish government have confirmed.

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NHS England sets out new process for how NHS 111 will work with practices

NHS England sets out new process for how NHS 111 will work with practices

NHS England has set out the general principles for how NHS 111 will work with primary care to manage patients with COVID-19 in the community, in its latest preparedness letter.

Coronavirus checklist for practice managers - updated

Coronavirus checklist for practice managers - updated

Checklists for practice managers to ensure that practice is taking necessary precautions to minimise the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19). Updated on 19 March to reflect latest guidance and to include HR tips.

Guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) for GP practices

Guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) for GP practices

Medeconomics highlights the latest guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) for GP practices. Last updated 1 April 13:35.

Supporting staff through the COVID-19 outbreak

Supporting staff through the COVID-19 outbreak

NHS Employers has produced a range of information to help NHS organisations to support their staff during this unprecedented time. Medeconomics highlights key points for GP practices.

Guidance for pregnant healthcare staff in coronavirus outbreak updated

Guidance for pregnant healthcare staff in coronavirus outbreak updated

All frontline healthcare staff who are pregnant should have the choice to stop work in patient-facing roles during the COVID-19 pandemic, updated advice warns.

RCGP guidance on workload prioritisation during COVID-19 outbreak

RCGP guidance on workload prioritisation during COVID-19 outbreak

The RCGP has produced guidance on workload prioritisation for practices during the COVID-19 outbreak, which spells out the work that practices can stop for the time being.

Coronavirus: Resources to help practices manage high-risk and vulnerable patients

Coronavirus: Resources to help practices manage high-risk and vulnerable patients

Medeconomics highlights information for different groups of patients and those with specific clinical conditions about the risks associated with COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Employment law advice for GP practices

Coronavirus: Employment law advice for GP practices

MDDUS employment law adviser Janice Sibbald answers some key employment law questions about managing the coronavirus risk.


Business continuity

Business continuity checklist

Business continuity checklist

Practices should ideally check and update their business continuity plan annually. This checklist can help ensure you've covered the key issues.

Business continuity: Risk assessments and impact analysis

Business continuity: Risk assessments and impact analysis

All practices should have a disaster recovery or business continuity plan. Medeconomics explains how to prioritise services and assess risks for inclusion in your plan and highlights useful resources.

Downloadable policy: Business continuity plan

Downloadable policy: Business continuity plan

This business continuity plan can be downloaded and adapted for use in your practice.

PCNs: Collaborating with other practices on policies and processes

PCNs: Collaborating with other practices on policies and processes

Advice on how practice managers within a primary care network could collaborate on practice policies and processes, including business continuity, data protection, safeguarding, complaints and IT systems.


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