The RCGP guidance uses a traffic light system to set out what practices should continue regardless of the scale of the outbreak (green), what they should continue if capacity allows (amber) and what they can postpone and revisit when the outbreak ends (red).
What work can practices stop?
- Mild sef-limiting illness and worried well - they should be advised to use NHS Choices or local pharmacies
- Coil checks/changes - consider starting the progesteron only pill as an interim measure
- Ring pessaries
- Minor surgery
- Travel vaccinations, insurance reports, medicals, non-urgent paperwork, DVLA examinations
- Ear syringing