Fionnuala O'Donnell highlights the infection control issues practices may need to consider as they plan for increasing numbers of patients attending the surgery.
Medeconomics summarises the latest coronavirus guidance changes for general practice. This week: learning disabilities health checks, routine work, domestic abuse, COVID-19 testing and support for key worker families.
Practices will be able to claim funding for any additional staff needed to deal with an increase in workload due to the coronavirus pandemic, and to cover staff absence as a result of COVID-19, NHS England has said.
GPs in Herefordshire have opened a 'super green' site to ensure high-risk patients can receive face-to-face medical care in a safe environment during the coronavirus pandemic.
GP practices do not have to make available the full amount of appointment slots required for NHS 111 referrals during the COVID-19 outbreak if they find only a small number are being used, NHS England has said.
Specialist accountant Laurence Slavin highlights the financial issues that practices should consider during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Medeconomics summarises the contractual changes that have been introduced in England as a result of the current pandemic.
Checklists for practice managers to ensure that practice is on top of key issues relating to the COVID-19 outbreak. Updated on 20 April to reflect latest guidance.
A range of information and resources are available to help NHS organisations to support their staff during this unprecedented time. Medeconomics highlights key points for GP practices.
Practices should ideally check and update their business continuity plan annually. This checklist can help ensure you've covered the key issues.
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.
This business continuity plan can be downloaded and adapted for use in your practice.
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.