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Coronavirus/Covid-19

COVID-19 FAQs

Prescriptions Practices should not change their repeat prescription durations or support patients trying to stockpile as these actions will put a strain on the supply chain and exacerbate any potential shortages. Practices should also consider putting all suitable patients on electronic repeat...

EOL, Death & Cremation Certification

NHSE Information & Guidance for Medical Practitioners - Coronavirus Act: Excess death provisions The Coronavirus Act of Parliament gained Royal Assent on 25 March 2020, and the commencement order for the clauses relating to death certification and cremation forms was signed on 26 March 2020....

Financial Support

Financial Support for Practices The CCG and Kent LMC wrote to practices on 24th March, detailing the financial support for practices during the Covid crisis. This letter contains details on DES/LES, ​​AQP, and the additional £1 per patient to help cover the challenges of responding to Covid 19....

GPIT: Covid 19

Kent & Medway CCG Update 9 - 14th April 2020: IT Progress Update Thanks to you for responding to requests for information and to our hard-working IT teams we have managed to make progress in a number of areas. Updating IT systems can be a challenging process for all involved and we would like...

Healthcare Services Update

Public Health Public Health have produced a one-off briefing to update on the current service levels for Commissioned Public Health Services due to the COVID-19 Outbreak: Public Health Covid 19 Commissioned Services Briefing: April 2020 Covid-19 Referral Special This update provides...

HSJ: GP Group Brands Local PPE Shortage 'Shambolic Situation'

https://www.hsj.co.uk/gp-group-brands-local-ppe-shortage-shambolic-situation/7027436.article

Kent LMC Coronavirus (Covid19) Letters & Updates

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 3 August 2020 Public Health Enhanced Services COVID payments, Flu Update, NHS England/Improvement 'Third...

Med 3 Issues

Guidance for Practices - requests for MED3 'Fit Note' Requests for certification of absence from the workplace relating to covid-19 may fall into five categories - please read the LMC guidance (which contains links to the relevant isolation notes) and the current Government Guidance for...

Operational Guidance

Hot & Cold Site/Covid-19 Primary Care Assessment & Treament Facilities Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) You can access the Kent and Medway Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and guidance document (updated 13th April 2020) which has been produced in response to the COVID 19 pandemic. The...

PPE Guidance

Face coverings in general practice (England) Following the Government's announcement that face coverings will be mandatory for people visiting shops in England as from today, 24 July, the BMA has been calling for the policy to be extended for all places where social distancing cannot be...

Useful Links

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I) NHSE Updates and Guidance for General Practice: Covid-19 including Preparedness update letter for general practice, 27th March 2020, how to establish a remote 'total triage' model in general practice webinar, NHSE Letter: Covid-19 and professional...

Workforce

BAME and Covid-19 Emerging data indicates that people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are being disproportionally affected by Covid19. The BMA has called upon the NHS to introduce an effective system of risk assessment for all doctors, including those from a BAME...