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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 standards activities (including appraisal and revalidation) 19th March 2020.
 NHSE/I Daily Primary Care Bulletins on Covid-19 ​​​​​​ 

NHSE/I Covid-19 Webinars
 

British Medical Association (BMA)

BMA Advice & Guidance: Covid 19 including practical guidance on PPE for doctors, steps for GP practices to take, remote consultations and homeworking, retired doctors returning to work, death certification and cremation during the coronavirus pandemic, primary care networks.
BMA Covid Guidance Directory - the BMA have created a roundup of official guidance for doctors, medical students and retired doctors.
BMA: PCN DES Guidance 1st April 2020 The PCN DES documents have now been published: https://www.england.nhs.uk/gp/investment/gp-contract/ (second from bottom). There have been a lot of changed since the original contract was agreed and the focus of the PCN DES is now to mainly support practices to increase their workforce and deal with the national emergency of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The BMA have put together 2 page summary​​
 

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

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)
 

Resilience Toolkit from Beyond Coaching

Click HERE for free online advice for NHS employees and key workers on how to Improve your Resilience during this difficult time.
 

Translated COVID-19 Patient Information Materials: Covid-10 Infographics

COVID-19 Infographics are a UK-based team of doctors, medical students and volunteers who are aiming to translate evidence-based and easily accessible COVID-19 information into as many languages as possible.

BAME communities are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and Covid-19 Infographics want to help provide people with access to the information they need to protect their health. The graphics are translated by a team of reliable translators through volunteers and services such as Translators Without Borders and the information included in them are checked over by doctors and is sourced entirely from sources such as NHS England, the WHO and NICE.

As Kent & Medway covers an area with a number of people who speak languages other than English, you may find these materials useful to distribute within the communities your practices are based in. There are translations of infographics into over 20 languages, including Urdu, Polish, Hindi, Lithuanian, Arabic and a number of South Asian and Eastern European languages.

Covid-19 Infographics would also value your input and insights into their work as well as if there are any topics or languages you would like them to cover. For further information and to access the translations please go to:  https://covid19graphics.info/index.html
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Other Covid-19 Resources

BMJ – news and resources​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​RCGP COVID-19 information ​​​​​
COVID-19 Google Drive resource ​​​​​​​
Primary Care Pathways COVID-19 resource centre ​​​​​​​
NICE resources on COVID-19    ​​​​​​​

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