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Covid-19 Primary Care Resources

What GPs need to know about supporting staff during Covid-19

Our resources page on looking after yourself and your staff during Covid-19 has a series of guides for you to explore, giving you a wealth of information to support your practice.

Risk assessments for staff

This page shares guidance for employers and tools to help you quantify and manage your risk, which is sourced from NHS Employers, NHSE the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, the GMC and the BMA.

QCovid Risk Calculator

An up-to-date guide for GPs on the QCovid score, which uses factors like age, sex, ethnicity and existing medical conditions to predict risk of death or hospitalisation from Covid-19.

Patient adherence to mask wearing

A useful reference guide for what to do when patients decline to wear a face covering, linking to the Cabinet Office, NHSE and MDU information.

Emotional support services for NHS Staff

From NHS UK, this page lists counselling and support services for different groups of NHS staff.

Communicating with children about Covid-19

This page links to resources to help guide GPs and other keyworker parents and carers on talking to children about Covid-19.

Free access to well-being apps for all NHS staff

On this page you’ll find a list of evidence-based apps to support mental well-being, improve sleep and help manage anxiety.

Guidance on personal risk for doctors during the Covid pandemic

This guide gives a helpful overview of recognising professional and personal limits, and details how to access guidance and support.

PPE shortages and crowdfunding

An at-a-glance guide for resources and outlets to help you source PPE when you cannot obtain it through official channels.

Self-referral for a keyworker Covid-19 test

This page contains details of home and regional testing for key workers and their households, and when best to take the test.

Psychological responses to disasters

Sourced from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), this important information provides guidance on the natural course of community recovery, and signs of compassion fatigue.

Doctors’ long Covid support group

This guide, sourced from Dr Clare Gerada, is a quick-glance resource for doctors who have or feel they might have long Covid, with links to external information.

Practitioner health and well-being support

This page details a confidential staff support line that’s been established by Our NHS People.

BMA counselling and peer support for doctors

Here you’ll find details of the BMA’s confidential 24/7 counselling and peer support services open to all doctors and medical students.

How can we advise patients who have difficulty thinking clearly to approach their recovery?

Top-line advice from a consultant neurologist on supporting patients who report ‘brain fog’ after having Covid infection.