Londonwide LMCs' June 2020 Newsletter

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June 2020 Newsletter

Official studies: BAME people at increased risk from Covid-19

PHE has produced a two-part report which suggests BAME people are at disproportionate risk from Covid-19, with a number of contributing social factors.

TFL face covering exemption

Londoners can now print off and display cards which say they are exempt from wearing face coverings on public transport without any input from their GP.

Resumption of CQC activity


The CQC will resume routine inspections in the autumn, practices who have not participated in the emergency support framework monitoring regime may receive follow-up inspections at this point.

Report referral management issues via our app

In response to feedback from practices we have added a category for ‘referral management’ issues to our Beam to LMC app. Use Beam to report problems with bureaucracy.


Covid-19 supplies update

image Our Buying Group can help with supplies of hand sanitiser, face masks, face shields/visors, pulse oximeters and non-contact thermometers.

Covid-19 guidance

Living Guide
Londonwide LMCs guidance
NHS England
Public Health England
Updated PHE shielding guidance
Understanding the antibody blood test for Covid-19 template letter
Management of long-term conditions during and post-Covid-19
Non-acute essential care
Covid-19 human resources support
Guide to using pulse oximeters during Covid-19 pandemic
The clinical course of Covid-19 – what do we know


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Last updated : 29 Jun 2020


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