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Covid Vaccination Programme update 27.11.20

Dear Colleague, There has been widespread coverage of the results of the trials of three of the Covid-19 vaccines which is really positive. We are expecting the Pfizer BioNTech and the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccines to be licensed in the near future but these vaccines will not become widely...

Covid Vaccination Programme (CVP)

NHS England Covid Vaccination Programme Primary Care Guidance Covid Vaccination: Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds Gov.uk: Covid-19 Vaccination Programme Guidance, Training resources, Consent forms and letters, Leaflets and posters and programme documents HEE...

Covid Vaccination Programme update 27 November 2020

Dear Colleague, There has been widespread coverage of the results of the trials of three of the Covid-19 vaccines which is really positive. We are expecting the Pfizer BioNTech and the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccines to be licensed in the near future but these vaccines will not become widely...

COVID19 Vaccination Programme (CVP) Summary for Practices

11th November 2020 To All Practices in Kent & Medway Dear Colleague COVID19 Vaccination Programme (CVP) Summary for Practices As you will be aware, NHSE have published details of the CVP Enhanced Service (ES) this week. There are four key documents - a letter to GPs and CCGs; Annex A -...

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...

Highest Clinical Risk Patients

Guidance and updates: Highest clinical risk patients NHS England Update on guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable individuals and actions for GPs Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds Emerging data indicates that people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)...

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 General Practice Newsletters

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 General Practice Newsletter 14th June 2021 Medway Primary Care Quality Standards Contract, Lantum Local Bank for Kent and...

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

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...

PPE Guidance

Free PPE for Primary Care Practices should no longer be paying for PPE. Practices can register and place orders for free PPE via the PPE portal, which can be delivered within 48 hours, to ensure regular supplies of PPE. More information is available on the DHSC PPE portal guidance page and the...

Press Release: Kent & Medway Covid Vaccination Programme

Patients of Kent and Medway, as you will be aware guidance is changing rapidly as the government do their best to keep us all safe. We would like to make one message clear as our colleagues in General Practice are working hard to continue patient services and deliver the Covid Vaccination...

Useful Links

NHSE Updates and Guidance for General Practice: Covid-19 BMA COVID-19 guidance Read the COVID-19 toolkit for GPs and practices, to help answer questions on a large range of topics relating to COVID-19. There is also guidance on the following topics: Model terms of engagement for a GP...

Workforce

Recruitment Checks During Covid-19 CQC interim guidance on DBS and other recruitment checks, for providers recruiting staff and volunteers to health and social care services in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). Retired GP Returning to Practice Advice and guidance on retired GPs returning...