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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 6 April 16:35.

Top tips for supporting staff working from home

Top tips for supporting staff working from home

Practice manager Fionnuala O'Donnell offers some advice for practices now many staff are working at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, including a checklist of advice to provide your team.

How practices should support vulnerable patients during COVID-19 outbreak - updated

How practices should support vulnerable patients during COVID-19 outbreak - updated

GP practices have a key role to play in supporting patients most at-risk during the coronavirus outbreak. This has been updated with the latest advice published on 3 and 5 April.

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.

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.

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.

Updated standard operating procedure encourages practices to work together

Updated standard operating procedure encourages practices to work together

The latest standard operating procedure for general practice during the coronavirus pandemic has asked practices to work together to 'maximise clinical capacity and provide business continuity resilience'.

Free coronavirus news and resources on GPonline, MIMS and MIMS Learning

Free coronavirus news and resources on GPonline, MIMS and MIMS Learning

As the coronavirus crisis continues, we at Haymarket are constantly seeking new ways to support healthcare teams struggling to cope with extra workload and keep up with essential news and changing guidance.

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.

The Coronavirus Crisis: Our 'Thank You' to healthcare teams

The Coronavirus Crisis: Our 'Thank You' to healthcare teams

The medical staff at Haymarket know how hard you are working from our daily contact with healthcare teams through GPonline, MIMS, MIMS Learning and Medeconomics.

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.

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.

Coronavirus update: Growing concern over PPE in general practice

Coronavirus update: Growing concern over PPE in general practice

85% of GPs say PPE is inadequate for COVID-19 outbreak; RCGP calls for clarity on PPE use; Surrey GP uses 3D printing to make own masks.

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 update: QOF and ES pay protected, 'Out of date' PPE is safe says government

Coronavirus update: QOF and ES pay protected, 'Out of date' PPE is safe says government

QOF and enhanced services pay protected from 1 April, plus government insists 'out of date' PPE delivered to GP practices is safe.

Coronavirus update: CQC inspections suspended, Priority testing for frontline staff

Coronavirus update: CQC inspections suspended, Priority testing for frontline staff

Medeconomics highlights the latest news relating to the coronavirus pandemic of relevance to GP practices.

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.


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