GPC Chair's News: 20 March 2020

The update is here

Including:

  • PM’s statement on social distancing

  • NHSE/I letter of preparedness on stopping routine work (England)

  • GPCE guidance on what practice can do whilst stopping routine work (England)

  • PPE update, including BMA letter to PM (UK)

  • CQC statement on stopping routine inspection (England)

  • Welsh statement on stopping non-urgent work (Wales) 

  • Welsh Govt letter re PPE (Wales) – attached

  • Scottish Govnt guidance to support general practice (Scotland) – attached

  • NHSEI guidance prescribing and repeat dispensing (England)

  • NHSEI statement on appraisal and revalidation (England) – attached

  • BMA guidance on retired doctors returning to work (UK)

  • PHE letter on serological testing on COVID-neg patients (England) – attached

  • BMA COVID-19 webpage (including FAQs and update page) (UK)

  • BMA wellbeing service (UK)

  • WHO guidance on mental health and psychological considerations

  • GPCE statement on PCN DES (England)

  • NHS Digital/X statement on national data opt out (England)

  • BMA guidance on statement on pension tax national allowance (England)

  • NHS England data on GP pressures and BMA analysis (England)

  • GPCE contract roadshow and webcast of presentation (England)

  • Cancellation of LMC UK Conference

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