The PMA wish you well during this difficult time.

We are conscious that COVID-19  brings unexpected challenges.

We hope you will find the following resources useful.

General advice

Help us to help your patients in London

London is in crisis, the NHS is overstretched and the hospitals are full, which puts an enormous strain on our community services. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced London into a 3rd National lockdown. We know that Care homes have been hugely challenged during this pandemic and that many patients and their families have expressed great anxiety and concern relating to future care, challenging decisions and uncertainty relating to appropriate care and treatment.

The NHS has a service in London that can help you to help your patients. It’s called Coordinate My Care (CMC).

Updates and guidance for general practice

COVID-19 Vaccine Oxford AstraZeneca – movement of vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccination e-learning programme now live

What we know about the Covid vaccine DES

COVID-19 Insights | Impact on staff and priorities for recovery

NHS to offer ‘long covid’ sufferers help at specialist centres

COVID-19: Infection, prevention and control (IPC)

PPE portal: how to order COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE)

NHS test and trace: how it works

The advice published by Public Health England on the use of Personal Protective Equipment in primary care

Further Government advice on working safely in non-hospital settings

Urgent dental care guidance and standard operating procedure

GP Standard Operating Procedure

COVID-19 care homes training resource

Community pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be able to access the core national digital tools including the Shielded Patient Flag (SPF), Summary Care Record (SCR), the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) and the Patient Demographic Service (PDS) from any community pharmacy in England by Friday 5 June 2020

Antibody testing programme roll out for NHS staff and patients

Resumption of dental services

Government significantly boosts UK PPE supply with more than 100 new deals

IOSH COVID-19 Returning to work safely

Addressing impact of COVID-19 on BAME staff in the NHS

COVID-19: guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions within hospitals and discharging COVID-19 patients from hospital to home settings

Domestic abuse during COVID-19: a reminder of advice for NHS staff

New Professional Guidance to Support General Practice Nurses in the Covid-19 Pandemic

COVID-19: guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs or alcohol

Allied health professionals’ role in rehabilitation during and after COVID-19

COVID-19 General Case Definition Change

Care home resource hub for pharmacy teams

FOM COVID-19 risk reduction framework for NHS staff at risk of infection

COVID-19 response: Primary care and community health support care home

The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy

Apply for a coronavirus test

PCC Managing your team through COVID-19

Second-phase of NHS response to COVID-19 – letter to Chief Execs

RPharms Managing Conflict: Dealing with Angry & Abusive Patients

Using the NHS Directory of Services to report general practice capacity

NHS workforce feedback hub

e-LfH Hub for latest news and updates on COVID-19

Health and social care services – accessing supplies of PPE

Urgent dental care systems in the context of coronavirus

Acute use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in people with or at risk of COVID-19

COVID-19 SOP: Community health services

COVID-19 testing to support retention of NHS staff

COVID-19 guidance for NHS workforce leaders

NHS webinars

NHS advice for everyone

Guidance and updates for GPs: Highest clinical risk patients

NHS advice for people at high risk

NHS advice for Primary Care Health Professionals

GOV.UK Guidance for Primary Care

Advice from Health Education England

The BMJ – Coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19): a guide for UK GPs

RCGP – Coronavirus Top 10 Tips

Health Education England – Coronavirus in Primary Care

RCGP – Covid-19 FAQs

RCGP – COVID-19 guidance in your area

RCGP -10 top tips for COVID-19  telephone consultations

CIPD coronavirus factsheet

Imperial College London free online resource

Science Matters: Let’s talk about COVID-19

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) – COVID-19 hub

National Association of Link workers – Coronavirus: Information for Social Prescribing Link Workers

E-LfH programme –  e-learning courses on prevention and treatment relating to the Coronavirus pandemic

Health and Wellbeing

New Every Mind Matters campaign

Wellbeing Support for the Dental Team

Wellbeing at work

ThinkNinja is a mental health app designed for 10 to 18 year olds

Suicide – Let’s talk | Micro course

Suicide – Let’s talk | Full course

Looking after you too – coaching support for primary care staff

Snapshot wellbeing survey of the primary care workforce

NHS Staff support line

NHS Mindfulness

BMA wellbeing support services

NHS mood self-assessment quiz

MIND – coronavirus and your wellbeing

NHS England – Mindfulness

World Health Organisation – Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak

Other resources for NHS staff

To support health professionals working around the clock to meet those most in need, Wolters Kluwer are making these updates and resources available – at no charge – for clinicians, nurses and medical researchers, in response to new developments, evidence and guidance.

List of offers for NHS staff

Patient information

For patients: Find out what you can do if you’re struggling because of coronavirus (COVID-19)

Patient leaflets from the BMJ

Patient – information about Covid-19

PHE posters and leaflet downloads

The BMJ visual summary: Covid-19 in primary care (UK)

Useful numbers for health and wellbeing