Covid-19 - Useful Links and Resources (inc Primary Care Bulletins)
Primary Care Bulletins
Bulletins are regularly sent out from NHSE covering Covid-19 issues and updates. You can sign up to have these sent direct to your inbox.
Previous issues can be found on NHSE website at:- https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/primary-care/other-resources/primary-care-bulletin/
The NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme 2020
The Secretary of State for Health has announced that staff who are performing vital frontline NHS or social care work during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak may be eligible for a life assurance scheme, recognising the increased risks they are currently facing.
In the event of a staff member dying due to COVID-19 a lump sum payment of £60,000 will be made to their estate, if they meet the qualifying work-related criteria for the scheme. The life assurance scheme is non-contributory, meaning there is no cost to staff or employers.
Public Health England (PHE)
PHE resources, posters etc are free to download and print.
As a resource for practices where English may not be a patient’s first language, DOTW UK has produced leaflets in 32 languages for display in surgeries or on websites.
MHRA - Coronavirus Yellow Card reporting site to report suspected side effects to medicines or medical device and diagnostic adverse incidents used in coronavirus treatment
Patients now able to nominate pharmacy using the NHS App. Full details and how to download can be seen at:-
Gov.uk have released details for HGV drivers that include details for deferring their medicals. It states that as long as they are fit to drive, applicants will be able to apply for a 1-year licence without the need to provide further medical evidence. Full details can be seen at:-
BMA home page for Covid-19
BMA GP & Practice Toolkit for Covid-19
BMA guidance on remote consultations and homeworking
BMA/RCGP/NHS letter around shielding
BMA guidance on returning to work after retirement to assist with Covid-19
Royal College of General Practitioners COVID-19 resource hub.
Prioritisation guidance for routine work
The BMJ has a Coronavirus (Covid-19) Hub of free guidance and resources management, training, education and patinet information.
Covid-19 FAQs - an excellent resource for Nurses on a range of Covid issues.
Risk assessments for the delivery of services in non clinical settings
Please see the RCN suggested resources to inform risk assessments for the delivery of services in non clinical settings. The guidance is in the Primary and Community Care folder on the web page https://www.rcn.org.uk/clinical-topics/infection-prevention-and-control/novel-coronavirus or our web page Information & support for nurses during Covid-19
E-Learning for Healthcare have a dedicated page for Covid-19 training modules.
Royal Pharmaceutical Society - Pharmacists Covid-19 updates
Doctors Dispensing Associaiton - Home page for Covid-19
NICE - Home page for Covid-19