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We are providing support and advice to practices on a daily basis by telephone and email and will be making resources available online here for you to access.

Please contact us with any specific issues you require support with.

COVID-19: Practices being open over bank holidays

Changes to the GP contract have been made which means the April bank holiday dates (10th and 13th) are now identified as normal working days for GP practices. Please see 3a and 3b:

The position for the May bank holidays will be confirmed next month.

Our LMC HR team is handling many queries relating to this. Below is guidance provided for practices and specific queries can be emailed to us via

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Useful resources and guidance

Letter RE: medication requests – LMC, Community Pharmacy Lancashire & Community Pharmacy Cumbria

Coronavirus guidance for employers

Advice RE: patient requests for ‘rescue packs’ and inhalers

COVID-19 Patient requests for fit notes – LMC guidance for practices

Hotel accommodation for NHSE Staff: COVID-19

Coronavirus Patient Information Leaflets in 32 different languages

IMPORTANT Caring for people at highest risk during COVID-19 pandemic EMIS NHSE 28th March

Updated advice for pregnant women who are working during the coronavirus outbreak – 26th March

PPE Update from Dr Richard Vautrey – BMA GPC England – 26th March

The BMA COVID-19 webpage

The BMA has also published FAQs on your contract terms and conditions which will be updated regularly.

Further to this letter from BMA’s GP Committee Chair to the profession on 19th March 2020, RCGP have published guidance on workload prioritisation during COVID-19.

BMA have produced a COVID-19 toolkit for GP practices during the Coronavirus pandemic – find it online here.


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