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BAME people in care homes more likely to die with coronavirus

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.

Primary care network serving 80,000 patients collapses due to DES concerns

Exclusive A primary care network (PCN) serving 80,000 patients has collapsed due to concerns about the care homes requirements of the network DES.

End-of-life: Advance care planning by phone or video

Framework drawn up by charity Compassion in Dying

Care home Covid deaths may be ‘under-reported’, suggests PHE review

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.

BMA: GP practices opting out of DES ‘risk losing influence’ over future services

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.

GPs asked to review medicines of care home residents as part of Covid service

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.

‘All’ care homes successfully signed up with clinical lead after ‘record’ GP uptake

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 to support care home residents with Covid-19 ‘remotely and face to face’

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.

Care home ‘clinical leads’ will not be held ‘medically responsible’ for residents

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’.