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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 to practice during Covid-19 in relation to the General Medical Council (GMC), National Performers List (NPL), Training & Support, DBS and Contracts.

 

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds

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 (black, Asian or minority ethnic) background and ensure that doctors can work in a way that minimises risk to themselves and patients. Colleagues may also find the  BAME Risk Assessment Form  from Team Prevent helpful in this this task.

 

Employer Guide to Coronavirus

For legal advice on business disruption, absences, travel plans, school closures of contingency plans/workforce planning please on the link to see the Guide produce by Clarkson Wright & Jakes

 

Key Worker letter

It is possible that practice staff will be stopped by police as they check whether people have a reason not to stay at home. We have prepared a draft template letter with the CCG that you can issue to staff. It explains the bearer of the letter is a key worker and therefore has permission to travel. 

 

Occupational Health in the NHS: Covid 19 BMA Guidance

The BMA have produced guidance on occupational health issues during the covid pandemic.

 

Advice regarding volunteers during the pandemic

Volunteers can make an important contribution to primary care teams. However, there are a number of important factors to consider when recruiting volunteers and deciding how to employ them. This guidance from NHS employers will help to guide you on how to recruit and utilise volunteers during the pandemic.

 

Guidance for doctors who are isolating and those in vulnerable groups

With new national restrictions in place, the Government is advising people who are clinically extremely vulnerable to work from home. The BMA has now published some FAQs explain what this means for doctors in that group, or who live with someone who is.

 

ACAS: Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for employers and employees

 

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BMA Advice & Guidance: Delivering essential services during the Covid-19 Pandemic

The BMA has published a web page ( which can be found here ) highlighting key information and links to official guidance from government...

EOL, Death & Cremation Certification

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Kent & Medway CCG COVID-19 Updates

The LMC have the agreement of Kent and Medway CCG to publish all of the COVID-19 Updates they are sending out to GP practices. The first...

Highest Clinical Risk Patients

Guidance and updates: Highest clinical risk patients NHS England Update on guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable individuals and...

NHSE Managing coronavirus (COVID-19) in general practice (SOP) - 19 March 2020

The following document from NHSE/I provides general guidance to assist practices with service delivery during the Covid-19...

Kent LMC General Practice Update 30th November 2020

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