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Essex LMC Guidance

Essex LMC Operational Update for GP practices COVID19

LMC guidance on the requirement for Med3 – Covid 19 Sick Notes
Template Letter for Patient Use Employer template letter re Med Certs COVID-19
For patients that require certification when self-isolating – isolation-note

Other Guidance


Remote Consulting  –
Covid-19: BMJ
a remote assessment in primary care
Red Whale: Updated COVID-19 Pearl and Remote Consulting Survival Guide

Vulnerable Patientsat-risk-patient-letter-March-2020
Vulnerable Patients – Role of General Practice during Covid 19 BMA/RCGP/NHSE

Child Protection Conferences
ESCB Letter to partners re. CP Conferences 25 March 2020

Self Isolation – Pregnancy
covid19-pregnancy-guidance-2118 21st March 2020

Workload Prioritisation

Joint guidance from BMA GPC, RCGP and NHSE on what you can safely stop, and what you should continue.

This is a really helpful document Workload Prioritisation

If you start to approach the point of potential practice closure please ensure you contact your CCG Primary Care Team for advice and guidance as well as the LMC office.


We recommend that your surgery doors should be closed to patient footfall and that you operate a model of telephone triage first.  An overwhelming majority of consultations and need can be addressed remotely. A tiny minority of patients may need to come into the surgery on an invitation-only basis for a defined appointment and reason.

Appointments should be called by admin teams to advise that they may be subject to cancellation or rescheduling and will take place remotely wherever possible. A poster to help you designed by CAMS LMC can be downloaded here

Self-isolation for health workers hotel accommodation for nhs staff  20th March 2o2o

Appraisals – Letter from Prof Powis to ROs and MDs 19 March 2020

Managing coronavirus COVID-19 in general practice-GP-SOP 19th March 2020

FSRH position essential SRH services during Covid 19th March 2020

IMPORTANT AND URGENT Next Steps on NHS Response to COVID-19

Infection Prevention and Control

Guidance for pandemic coronavirus

COVID19 ECDC guidance – wearing and removing personal protective equipment

Death Notification/Certification

GRO guidance No5 27th March 2020
Coroner’s Information for GPs and Hospital Doctors – 25th March 2020
Letter from HM Senior Coroner
Death Verification & Certification
Staff Training – Verification of Death
Notification of Death Guidance
Crem Form Guidance
Crem Form 5 Crem Form 4
Births & Deaths Registration Act
Death Certification Guidance

NHSE / PHE- Prescription duration

To make sure that supply chains are maintained and prevent some from stockpiling new prescription guidance has been produced Read more 9th March 2020

Wellbeing Support Services

  • The BMA has a 24/7 counseling line for ALL doctors and medical students (not just BMA members).
  • As appropriate, callers may be signposted to their Peer Support Service where doctors can speak to other doctors for emotional support. They are actively expanding the capacity of this service to ensure readiness as the crisis unfolds.
  • It is important doctors know they are there, and members’ wellbeing is their absolute priority so please actively promote.