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Advice and guidance for GP practices to support you during the coronavirus pandemic. You can access our guidance tracker below, plus see advice on the following topics:
Our COVID-19 GP guidance tracker highlights guidance relevant to GP practices during the pandemic in an easy-to-search format. Last updated: 17 September 2021.
Good infection control is important to minimise the spread of infection and to protect patients and staff. This article provides a list of the key issues you need to cover.
A checklist to help practices keep on top of their infection control processes and procedures.
Download a template for your annual infection control audit.
A checklist of issues practices could consider to help reduce workplace risk during the pandemic.
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.
Practices are required to regularly review their health and safety processes and procedures. Our checklist below can help you do this.
The key document for health and safety is your risk assessment. This downloadable risk assessment template contains key questions and prompts to help you complete it.
Practice manager Fionnuala O’Donnell offers a list of suggestions on how practices can support the COVID-19 vaccination programme while still maintaining essential services
Suggestions on practices can work collaboratively in their primary care network to address practice workload during the pandemic.
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. This article explains how to prioritise services and assess risks for inclusion in your plan and highlights useful resources.
From next year all practices in England will be expected to provide online consultations. The MDU's Dr Sharmala Pranklin offers practical advice on consulting with patients remotely.
Some 1.7m people have been added to the shielded patient list (SPL) following the introduction of a new risk prediction model called QCovid. Medeconomics explains what this means for practices.
GP practices will be supported with an extra £120m over the next six months through an expansion of the COVID-19 support fund unveiled by NHS England.
NHS England has ruled out administration of COVID-19 booster jabs at individual practice level in an enhanced service document for phase 3 of the vaccination.
Details of priority groups for the COVID-19 vaccination programme.
GP practices could face a financial challenge as the COVID-19 vaccine programme expands in the coming months because they will have to foot the bill for extra staff, the RCGP and BMA have warned.
GP practice staff in England who have been double vaccinated against COVID-19 will not have to self-isolate and can attend work after returning a negative PCR test in 'exceptional circumstances', the government has announced.
Dr Peter Mackenzie and Ceylan Simsek from Medical Protection offer some guidance for practices on what to do if a member of the team has refused to have the COVID-19 vaccine.
Freelance GP Dr Priya Bhatnagar offers some advice for practices on how they can support their locum GPs to work effectively during the pandemic.
A range of resources are available to help NHS organisations to support their staff during this unprecedented time, which are highlighted below.
Dr Vasu Siva explains the steps her practice has taken to support staff to look after their wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
GP Fees Database
Private and professional fees for GP work and NHS payment information
Links to key guidance for GP practices in an easy-to-search table
Regional breakdown of average rates charged by locum GPs
Key job descriptions to download and adapt for use in your practice
Advice on key practice management tasks listed in a handy A-Z format
Key guidance, downloadable checklists and tips to help prepare staff