9 May 2022 Dear Colleague “Living With Covid” – the hidden impact on capacity and safety NHS England tell us that Covid related staff sickness and absence is falling… in London’s NON-GP organisations… But this is not what we are witnessing with GP and staff sickness and absence right now in our practices. Just because […]
NHS England has confirmed the eligibility of this new cohort, saying that they expect community pharmacy to lead on vaccinating them. 5–11-year-olds will receive reduced 0.2ml/10 mcg doses of the Pfizer vaccine, administered at least 12 weeks apart. The following guidance has been issued: Updated JCVI advice for vaccinating 5 to 11-year-olds COVID-19 vaccination: vaccine […]
Regulations requiring healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated by 1 April should no longer be applied, the Health Secretary Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP announced to Parliament on the evening of 31 January. NHS England letter re: VCOD, 31 January A statutory two week consultation period will take place and then the Government will move […]
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A data provision notice (DPN) for a data collection on Online and Video Consultation in General Practices was issued to general practices in England on 10 January 2022. NHS England has directed NHS Digital to collect and analyse data in connection with online and video consultations in general practice. This data collection is to replace the summary […]
Dr David Mummery is a member of Hammersmith and Fulham LMC and Clinical Speciality Lead for Primary Care, North West London Clinical Research Network. He writes here about why practice participation in the PANORAMIC study is important. PANORAMIC stands for: The Platform Adaptive Trial of Novel antiviRals for eArly treatment of COVID-19 In the Community Launching on […]
Professor Claire Fuller is leading a wide-ranging national stocktake of how best primary care can be supported within the emergent Integrated Care Systems (ICS). The focus of the work will be on the practical next steps ICS can take as they assume a statutory footing from April 2022. The key lines of enquiry are: What are the […]
In December, the House of Commons’ Health and Social Care Committee published their report on clearing the backlog caused by the pandemic. Research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies in August 2021, quoted in the report, suggested growth in waiting lists was smaller than would be expected. This is partly because the number of people joining […]
Since December 2021 a new national firearms licensing process has replaced the process locally agreed between LMCs and the Metropolitan Police in London. GPs who do not wish to participate in the firearms licensing process are still obliged to outline to patients how they can get another doctor to complete the GP section of the form. They […]