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Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people in care homes are more likely to die with Covid-19 than white people, the CQC has found.
Exclusive A primary care network (PCN) serving 80,000 patients has collapsed due to concerns about the care homes requirements of the network DES.
Framework drawn up by charity Compassion in Dying
More than twice as many care home residents have died in recent months than would usually be expected, but less than half of these deaths have been linked with Covid-19.
GP practices that don’t sign up for the network DES ‘risk losing influence’ over the development of GP services in the future, the BMA has warned.
Primary care networks (PCNs) are to start delivering structured medication reviews (SMRs) as part of the support they are providing to care homes during the coronavirus pandemic.
A clinical lead is now in place for 100% of care homes in England after a ‘record’ uptake from general practice, NHS England has said.
GPs will be expected to monitor care home patients with Covid-19 face to face as well as remotely under the new support service, the Government has said.
NHS England has moved to reassure GPs that the new clinical leads mandated for all care homes will not be held ‘medically responsible and accountable’.