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Kent LMC Coronavirus (Covid19) Letters & Updates

Kent LMC Chairman's Letters

To read the latest letter from Dr Gaurav Gupta, Chair of Kent LMC, please click HERE


Kent LMC Bulletins

The LMC are producing regular bulletins with important updates for practices during the Covid crisis. To read the latest bulletins please click on the links below:

​​​​​​Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 2nd June 2020

NHS England’s Standard operating procedure (SOP) for general practice in the context of coronavirus (COVID-19), NHS Test and Trace services across the UK ( Test and Trace Q&A ​​​​​​​), NHS Employers risk assessment guidance for BAME and other staff, Principles of safe video consulting in general practice, GP and practice COVID-19 toolkit

​​​​​​​Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 29th May 2020
Translated COVID-19 Patient Information Materials: Covid-10 Infographics, Primary Care Network Contract DES 2020/21 (England), BMA Risk assessment guidance,  New coronavirus life assurance scheme, Testing (UK), Temporary residents and travelling patients (England), Domestic abuse during COVID-19: advice for NHS staff (England), BMA paper on principles for restarting non-COVID care, Restoration of cervical smear services, Premises update – NHSPS and NHSE/I engagement (England), NHS Digital national GP data extraction to support COVID-19 planning and research, An opportunity to join a virtual ‘Doctors' Mess’ ​​​​​​​, Wellbeing, Online Portal for Ordering PPE, Other COVID 19 resources 

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 22nd May 2020
PCN deadline 31 May 2020, CQC Emergency Support Framework, MH Support for NHS Colleagues, Supporting patients with dental problems during Covid-19, Recovering Statutory Sick Pay Payments

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 19th May 2020
Roadmap out of lockdown (England), GP and practice COVID-19 toolkit, Care Home Arrangements, Preparing for Flu Immunisation 2020/21, NHS Digital national GP data extraction to support COVID-19 planning and research (England), BMA COVID-19 Webpage and Guidance, RCGP e-learning available for free, PCN DES Briefing and Webinar

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 8th May 2020:
BAME and Covid-19, New to partnership payment update, Remote Verification of Death, Kent and Medway CCG contact for COVID-19, Referrals into Secondary Care, Bank Holiday – 25th May 2020, Dispensing Practices - Dispensing Delivery Services

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 5th May 2020:
Covid-19 Referral Special, Supporting staff identified at increased risk from Covid-19, NHSEI letter to the profession on second phase of NHS response to COVID-19, Contractual responsibilities of providing care during COVID-19 pandemic, PPE, CPR should be reinstated to the list of aerosol generating procedures, Identifying high risk patients and shielding, Media, Self-referrals to the NHS Volunteer Responders scheme, Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a notifiable disease, Reusing of medicines in a care home or hospice, GP Connect to provide access to patient data via the Summary Care Record (England), Performers List update (England), CQC statement on its regulatory approach during COVID-19, Webinars

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 1st May 2020:
COVID guidance for Learning disability patients, End of Life Care Medicine Reuse in Care Homes and Hospices, Treatment Escalation Plans (TEPs), Supporting psychological wellbeing during Covid 19 – A practical webinar for frontline staff

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 29th April 2020:
PPE supplies, Leading during bereavement and complex grief, Information and support for nursing working in primary care during COVID, GP and Practice Covid-19 Toolkit (England),  Identifying High Risk Patients and Shielding,  QOF Year-End Process, BMA Covid-19 Contract for Temporary Engagements, Returners Guidance, GP Connect to Provide Access to patient data via the Summary Care Record (England), Temporary Removal of the routine D4 Medical, Individual Coaching Support for Primary Care Staff Wellbeing, NHSEI Health and Wellbeing offer for NHS Staff

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 20th April 2020: 
LMC Pastoral Support, General Dental Services during Covid-19, 6-8 week baby checks, Referral Management, NHS Volunteer Responders, Kent Together, End of Life, Death Certification and Verification of Death, BMA COVID-19 contract for temporary engagements, NHS111 CCAS Appointments, Returning GPs, GP Induction and Refresher Scheme and International GP Recruitment Scheme, GP Retention Scheme (England), SitRep

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 8th April 2020 :​​​​​​​
Responding to media enquiries , Requests for Med 3s/Fit notes for patients with long term conditions, Universal Credit/Benefits link for patients, GP ST3s in Primary Care Treatment Centres (hot hubs), Kent and Medway Primary Care SOP, Contract changes, Primary Care Network DES guidance, Bank Holiday working, KCC Services, PPE update, GP Preparedness letter BMA, NHSE & I Covid-19 Primary Care Bulletin, CCG Covid-19 Primary Care Bulletin, Clinical resources

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 30th March 2020 ​​​​​​: 
Easter Bank Holidays, Very High-Risk Patient letters - GPC update, SitRep (Situation Report) for General Practice in Kent and Medway

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 26th March 2020 :
Workforce Minimum Data Set (WMDS) Return, Managing End of Life and Death during the Covid 19 Outbreak, Covid-19 Update on emergency changes to Public Health Services: Finance, Sexual Health Services, Emergency Contraception, Substance Abuse, NHS Health Checks, Smoking Cessation, Health Visiting, School Health. Cervical Smear Update, PCN DES - GPC Update, Pharmacy Opening & Ways of Working

Kent LMC Covid Bulletin 20th March 2020
​​​​​​​QOF, AQP providers/UTC/MIU/WIC, Extended hours/Improved Access, PPE, Workforce, Key Worker Guidance, Covid Home Visiting Service, Med 3, GP Appraisal, Performance Assessment Group (PAG), and Performer List Decision Panel (PLDP), FP10 Requests, Coroner and Death Certification, Kent and Medway CCG contact for COVID-19.


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