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Guidance summary: How practices can run flu clinics during the pandemic

Guidance summary: How practices can run flu clinics during the pandemic

Delivering a flu campaign that the government says will be the 'biggest in history' in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic will pose serious challenges. Guidance published by the RCGP offers advice on how key hurdles can be overcome.

How barcoding could help practices deliver 'the biggest flu programme in history'

How barcoding could help practices deliver 'the biggest flu programme in history'

Barcode technology in flu clinics could help GP practices reduce admin time and overcome social distancing challenges ahead of the ‘biggest flu vaccination programme in history'. Bromley GP Dr Mark Essop speaks to Medeconomics about how it works.

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 may need to consider as they plan for increasing numbers of patients attending the surgery.

Face masks for patients in GP practices not compulsory

Face masks for patients in GP practices not compulsory

Patients 'should' wear masks in GP surgeries to reduce the spread of COVID-19 among staff and visitors, the government has said, however this is not compulsory.

How to deal with patient racism

How to deal with patient racism

We live in a multicultural society but racist attitudes persist and even now, some patients are not inhibited about expressing them. Dr Caroline Fryar, head of advisory services at the MDU, looks at how practices can respond.

Coronavirus checklist for practice managers - updated

Coronavirus checklist for practice managers - updated

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.

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in general practice - a checklist

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in general practice - a checklist

This checklist can help you ensure that your practice has policies and procedures in place to cover issues associated with safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, and highlights useful resources.

PCNs: Collaborating with other practices on staff issues

PCNs: Collaborating with other practices on staff issues

Medeconomics highlights where practice managers within a primary care network could collaborate on HR and staff issues, including new network staff, existing staff and locums.

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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