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PPE consultation

Government are currently funding PPE for all health care settings until March 2022. They are currently consulting as to whether this free provision of PPE should be extended. You can give your views regarding this by visiting the consultation page of gov.uk. This consultation closes on 31st...

COVID-19

We are part of the Primary Care Cell, Clinical Cell & Business Continuity Working Group for COVID-19. As per our email of 16 March 2020, the LMC will not be sending out separate updates to practice's regarding COVID-19 but will input into the daily updates sent out to practices. This decision...

COVID-19 FAQs Appendices

Current Appendices A16 - Extended access calculator A17 - S1 COPI Notice and Patient Consent Guidance A18 - CCG Testing Flowchart A19 - NHS Test and Trace Isolate Risk Assessment A20 - COVID-19 App Isolate Risk Assessment A21 - Monitoring approach provider guidance A22 - Which...

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Update

(written by: Dr Kieran Sharrock) There has been widespread coverage of the results of the trials of three of the Covid-19 vaccines which is really positive. We are expecting the Pfizer BioNTech and the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccines to be licensed in the near future but these vaccines will not...

COVID-19 Webinars

Please see below our COVID-19 Webinars and Videos. All attachments can be found below the descriptions of each webinar. To access password protected content please contact: info@lincslmc.co.uk Don't forget to check out our other Educational Webinars and Podcast Episodes. This is a recording of...

Flu Vaccination 2020-21 Frequently Asked Questions

Lincolnshire LMC has put together a 'Frequently Asked Questions' document specifically covering questions relating to 2020-21 Flu Vaccinations to support practices through this flu season. Please see the latest LMC Flu FAQs document below: Flu Vaccination FAQ Document - Updated...

Flu Vaccination 2020-21 FAQs Appendices

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GENERAL PRACTICE COVID CAPACITY EXPANSION FUND

(written by: Dr Kieran Sharrock) NHSEI have announced that £150m will be made available to general practice through the General Practice Covid Expansion Fund (GPCCEF). This fund is designed to support general practices with service provision not related to Covid-19, such as; chronic disease...

GP Connect and Summary Care Record Additional Information beyond COPI

The temporary changes made to GP Connect and Summary Care Record Additional Information in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will continue in place beyond the end of the Control of Patient Information (COPI) Notice. Please remove all mentions of COPI from your privacy or transparency notices...

National data sharing GP Connect and Summary Care Record Additional Information

Background As a part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Control of Patient Information Notice (COPI Notice) was issued (see full article). Under this, it was agreed that GP Connect should be enabled across all GP practices to share patient data nationally for direct care purposes....

Next steps on infection prevention and control (IPC)

IPC guidance has continued to evolve throughout the pandemic. UKHSA has updated its UK IPC guidance with new COVID-19 pathogen-specific advice for health and care professionals. This advice should be read alongside the National Infection Prevention and Control Manual (NIPCM) for England and...

NHS Staff Wellbeing & COVID-19

People across Lincolnshire are being reminded that the county has its own confidential mental health and emotional wellbeing helpline. Launched late last year, the mental health helpline is a joint initiative across health, social care and the third sector, is available 24/7 and can provide...

Vaccinations for staff entering care homes

DHSC has published guidance on new regulations which make COVID-19 vaccination a requirement for NHS staff entering care homes. This includes all staff in NHS commissioned services going into care homes. The regulations will come into force on 11 November to give care homes, services, and staff...