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NHS England has confirmed that GP practices will be required to open during core hours on both Good Friday (10 April) and Easter Monday (13 April).
Almost 90% of GPs in contact with Covid patients reported either shortages or no access at all to eye protection, and 62% reported problems with supply of facemasks, the BMA has said.
PHE publishes updated guidance on use of PPESubscription
New updated guidance from Public Health England (PHE) stops short of recommending GPs use PPE for all patient contacts, although it suggests this may be necessary depending on 'local risk assessment'.
NHS England is calling on GPs to 'urgently' offer up their time to assist the covid clinical assessment service (CCAS).
NHS England says it has noticed an 'increase in delayed presentations' of children who have 'life threatening illness' since the start of the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.
GP practices should put toghether a dedicated home-visiting team for patients who are most vulnerable to complications from coronavirus (Covid-19), NHS England has said.
The RCGP is reviewing the future of a number of job roles, with 26 posts up for redundancy.
Trips to see a doctor will be one of a limited number of movements allowed as the UK Government put people in lockdown starting today.
The number of GPs volunteering their spare time to help NHS 111 manage calls has doubled overnight.
The UK is going to see doctors dying from treating patients with coronavirus (Covid-19) unless they have proper personal protective equipment (PPE), the BMA has warned.
The RCGP has demanded clarity on whether GPs should be using PPE for all patient consultations while the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is ongoing.
GP practices in England will be asked to open over the Easter Bank Holiday to help the NHS cope with the coronavirus crisis.
Around 3,800 GPs are among 11,856 former doctors who have re-registered with the GMC to join the NHS in the fight against coronavirus.
Exclusive The GMC will only make fitness-to-practise information requests to doctors during the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis if there is 'an immediate patient safety concern'.
CCGs have been told to ensure that the new primary care networks, which all GP practices will be mandated to join, are in place by 30 June at the latest.
The BMA has launched a survey into members' views on doctor-assisted dying for the first time.
NHS 111 is directing patients with flu-like symptoms to consult their GP, without asking whether they have travelled from regions worst-affected by coronavirus, GPs have claimed.
BMA to host special LMCs conference on 11 MarchSubscription
The BMA GP Committee will host the special conference of LMCs to discuss the impending GP contract changes on 11 March.
A number of GP practices in Birmingham could see their viability threatened as a result of 'drastic' cuts to their PMS contract funding, the LMC has warned.
The GMC has called for urgent action to reduce red tape preventing qualified GPs and consultants from overseas to practise in the UK.