COVID-19

Advice and guidance for GP practices to support you during the coronavirus outbreak.

COVID-19 guidance

COVID-19 GP guidance tracker - live table

COVID-19 GP guidance tracker - live table

The Medeconomics COVID-19 GP guidance tracker highlights guidance relevant to GP practices during the pandemic in an easy-to-search format.

Latest articles

New guidance on shielding issued to reflect three-tier COVID alert levels

New guidance on shielding issued to reflect three-tier COVID alert levels

The DHSC and Public Health England have issued new advice on shielding to reflect the new three-tier local COVID alert levels.

Business continuity: Preparing your practice for a surge in COVID-19 cases

Business continuity: Preparing your practice for a surge in COVID-19 cases

Medeconomics provides GP practices with a checklist of key issues to consider during a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, including business continuity considerations.

Reducing workplace risk for all staff during COVID-19: A checklist

Reducing workplace risk for all staff during COVID-19: A checklist

Medeconomics provides a checklist of issues practices could consider to help reduce workplace risk during the pandemic.

COVID-19: Infection control in general practice - UPDATED

COVID-19: Infection control in general practice - UPDATED

Fionnuala O'Donnell highlights the infection control issues practices need to consider. This article has been updated to reflect latest PHE guidance published in August 2020.

Infection control checklists

Infection control checklists

Good infection control is important to minimise the spread of infection and to protect patients and staff. Medeconomics provides a list of the key issues you need to cover.

Supporting staff through the COVID-19 outbreak - updated

Supporting staff through the COVID-19 outbreak - updated

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.

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.

Risk assessments for staff vulnerable to COVID-19

Risk assessments for staff vulnerable to COVID-19

Advice on how practices can approach risk assessments for staff at greater risk from COVID-19, including BAME employees, which highlights useful resources and key guidance. This article also provides a downloadable template to carry out individual assessments.

Data sharing in the pandemic - what practices need to know

Data sharing in the pandemic - what practices need to know

More healthcare professionals will have access to patient data as a result of changes to GP Connect and the summary care record during the COVID-19 outbreak. Medeconomics explains what this means for practices.

NHS England to provide additional flu funding for practices

NHS England to provide additional flu funding for practices

NHS England has said it will provide practices with extra funding to cover 'reasonable additional costs' associated with the delivery of this year's flu campaign.

COVID-19 news and guidance update: Week ending 23 October

COVID-19 news and guidance update: Week ending 23 October

Medeconomics provides a round-up of the latest COVID-19 guidance and information for GP practices. This week: vaccine law changes and new flu jab, RCGP updates top tips and antibiotics awareness during the pandemic.

COVID-19 news and guidance update: Week ending 16 October

COVID-19 news and guidance update: Week ending 16 October

Medeconomics provides a round-up of the latest COVID-19 guidance and information for GP practices. This week: flu vaccine ordering, local alert levels, shielding and new flu promotional material.

COVID-19 news and guidance update: Week ending 2 October

COVID-19 news and guidance update: Week ending 2 October

Medeconomics provides a round-up of the latest COVID-19 guidance and information for GP practices. This week: PPE, patient information videos and BMA warning over second wave.

COVID-19 news and guidance update: Week ending 25 September

COVID-19 news and guidance update: Week ending 25 September

Medeconomics provides a round-up of the latest COVID-19 guidance and information for GP practices. This week: priority testing for practice staff, PPE, flu campaign and Test and Trace app.

NHS England’s top GP apologises for 'hurt' caused by face-to-face appointments letter

NHS England’s top GP apologises for 'hurt' caused by face-to-face appointments letter

NHS England medical director for primary care Dr Nikki Kanani has apologised for ‘any hurt’ caused by a letter reminding practices of their responsibility to offer face-to-face appointments, after a furious backlash from GPs.

Full details of QOF changes for 2020/21

Full details of QOF changes for 2020/21

NHS England and the BMA have published full details of the change to the QOF for 2020/21, which are summarised here.

COVID-19 news and guidance update: Week ending 4 September

COVID-19 news and guidance update: Week ending 4 September

Medeconomics summarises the latest news, guidance changes and useful resources for general practice. This week: possible expansion of staff who can administer flu and COVID-19 jabs and BMA calls for flu campaign funding details.

COVID-19 news and guidance update: Week ending 28 August

COVID-19 news and guidance update: Week ending 28 August

Medeconomics summarises the latest news, guidance changes and useful resources for general practice. This week: infection control, employing physician associates and digital discharge summaries.

Flu clinics in 2020: Issues for practices to consider

Flu clinics in 2020: Issues for practices to consider

A checklist of issues that practices will need to consider as they plan their flu clinics against a backdrop of COVID-19. This article was updated on 28 August 2020 to reflect new guidance on PPE.

COVID-19 news and guidance update: Week ending 21 August

COVID-19 news and guidance update: Week ending 21 August

Medeconomics summarises the latest news, guidance changes and useful resources for general practice. This week: data sharing arrangements, shielding children, remote CQC inspection pilots and staff flu vaccination.

COVID-19 guidance update: Week ending 14 August

COVID-19 guidance update: Week ending 14 August

Medeconomics summarises the latest news, guidance changes and useful resources for general practice. This week: updated SOP, advice for shielding staff, fellowship and mentor schemes and PCN recruitment.

Advice on reviewing your practice processes post-COVID

Advice on reviewing your practice processes post-COVID

General practice has rapidly embraced new technology as a result of the pandemic. But which innovations will benefit your practice going forwards? Medeconomics provides a list of key issues to consider if practices want to review they way they work.

COVID-19 guidance update: Week ending 7 August

COVID-19 guidance update: Week ending 7 August

Medeconomics summarises the latest news, guidance changes and useful resources for general practice. This week: COVID-19 support fund, flu vaccination and third-phase NHS response.

How practices can access additional funding for COVID-19

How practices can access additional funding for COVID-19

The government has finally signed off the COVID-19 support fund for general practice, which will allow practices to claim for additional expenses incurred during the pandemic. Medeconomics explains how it works.


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