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Operational Guidance

Kent & Medway Hot & Cold Site/Covid-19 Primary Care Assessment & Treament Facilities Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

You can access the guidance document (updated 13th April 2020) which has been produced in response to the COVID 19 pandemic. The document sets out the methodology that will be used to ensure that contact between patients requiring primary care with COVID-19 symptoms, (including those who reside with others that have these symptoms), and those without COVID-19 symptoms is minimized, in order to reduce cross-contaminaion and spread.


NHSE Standard operating procedure (SOP) for general practice in the context of coronavirus (COVID-19)

This document from NHSE/I provides general guidance to assist practices with service delivery during the Covid-19 outbreak

Admission and Care of Residents during COVID-19 Incident in a Care Home 

This guidance is intended for care homes, local health protection teams, local authorities, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and registered providers of accommodation for people who need personal or nursing care. This includes registered residential care and nursing homes for people with learning disabilities, mental health and/or other disabilities.  


Remote review of Long Term Conditions

With social distancing arrangements in place and the increased number of patients with symptoms of or patients and staff possibly harbouring COVID-19, all patient contact should be via remote contact when possible. This BMA advice and guidance particularly relating to consultations for routine long term condition annual reviews.


Indemnity for Clinical Negligence Incidents

This is a Joint letter from the Department for Health and Social Care, NHS Resolution, and NHS England and NHS Improvement on clinical negligence indemnity in response to Coronavirus.  

For more information regarding the scope of the scheme click HERE


Workload Prioritisation during Covid-19 (RCGP) (Updated November 2020)

The RCGP has also issued guidance on workload prioritisation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

BMA Advice on COVID-19: video consultations and homeworking

Advice for doctors in all settings in getting homeworking equipment, when to consult patients via video, approved NHS tools for remote consultations and tips for running them.


Update regarding patients on Shielding List

As reported last week, patients who are on the shielding list will receive a letter directly from government about what they should do, and a copy of the letter is sufficient to give to an employer as evidence for Statutory Sick Pay purposes – and patients should therefore not need a fit note issuing by the practice. Read more in the guidance for practices on protecting clinically extremely vulnerable patients

Updated on Monday, 16 November 2020, 1195 views

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