Returning GPs

Returning GPs

Captain Custard 23 April, 2020

Below is a list of resources aimed at GPs returning to work on account of COVID-19.

This collection will be updated regularly, so please do check back soon for more.

Access GPCPD for free

BMA COVID-19 ethical issues

BMA COVID-19 guidance directory

COVID-19 learning guide

e-Learning for Health resources

Free access to clinical knowledge summaries via NICE

Free access to FourteenFish

Free CPD modules for health care professionals

General Practice Additional COVID Workforce Co-ordination Centre

HEE suppoRTT webinars

NHSE FAQs for returning GPs

Prescribing and medicines management e-Learning

Pulse clinical crises series

RCGP Essential Knowledge Updates

RCGP resource hub

RCGP COVID-19 & Safeguarding

Severn Deanery Education Guide

Access GPCPD for free

Provided by: Red Whale
Cost: Free
Access: e-Learning and CPD

Red Whale are offering all clinicians free access to GPCPD for three months. All their resources will be accessible, COVID-19-related or otherwise.

The COVID-19 resources include:

  • Clinical Assessment & Management of COVID-19 in the Community
  • COVID-19 Update
  • Death in the Community
  • Drug & Disease Pitfalls
  • Emotional & Psychological Survival Guide
  • Remote Consultations Guide
  • Remote Contraception & Abortion Advice
  • URGENT: Do not use the Roth Score in Primary Care

To access, click here.

BMA COVID-19 ethical issues

Provided by: British Medical Association (BMA)
Cost: Free
Access: Text

Here, the BMA offers guidance for GPs on the ethical issues likely to arise whilst providing care and treatment during the COVID-19 outbreak, including withdrawing treatment and maintaining essential services.

To access, click here.

BMA COVID-19 guidance directory

Provided by: British Medical Association (BMA)
Cost: Free
Access: Text

Provides information and advice on the impact of COVID-19 on working, training, education, and your and others’ well-being.

To access, click here.

COVID-19 learning guide

Provided by: BNSSG Training Hub / Somerset Training Hub
Cost: Free
Type: Text

Adapted from Somerset Training Hub’s, this learning guide identifies training needs for returning GPs and provides links to relevant resources.

To download it, click the link below:
BNSSG Covid-19 Learning Guide for Returning GPs.

e-Learning for Health resources

Provided by: Health Education England (HEE)
Cost: Free
Type: Varied

Returning GPs can access Health Education England’s e-Learning for Health platform, which offers information and guidance on the following topics:

  • Telephone & video consulting
  • IT & record keeping
  • Legal issues
  • Specific consultation & clinical topics
  • Looking after yourself

Do keep an eye out for these resources, too:

  • Essential guidance from the NHS, UK Government, WHO, and BMJ
  • Public Health England: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Minimum requirements for staff returning to the NHS
  • Resources for End-of-Life Care during COVID-19
  • Staff well-being & resilience during COVID-19
  • Supporting patient mental health for the whole workforce

To access, click here.

Free access to clinical knowledge summaries via NICE

Provided by: National Institute for Health for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Cost: Free
Type: Text

NICE has a comprehensive collection of clinical knowledge summaries available here.

To access, click here.

Free access to FourteenFish

Provided by: FourteenFish
Cost: Free
Type: e-Learning / CPD

FourteenFish has made their collection of online resources freely accessible for nurses.

To access, click here.

Free CPD modules for health care professionals

Provided by: MIMS Learning
Cost: Free
Type: CPD & e-Learning

MIMS Learning is providing free access to its COVID-19 specific modules and return-to-practice learning modules, including over six hours of CPD on the following:

  • Guidance on novel coronavirus disease COVID-19
  • Coronavirus research and resources
  • Management of urinary tract infections in primary care
  • Ischaemic heart disease
  • Latest BTS/SIGN guidelines on asthma
  • Latest NICE guidelines on type 2 diabetes in adult
  • Latest NICE guidelines on neurological conditions

To access, click here.

General Practice Additional COVID Workforce Co-ordination Centre

Provided by: One Care (with contributions from multiple other groups)
Cost: Free
Type: Text

Through this page, to which BNSSG Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Avon Local Medical Committee (LMC), SevernSide Integrated Care, and the Training Hub have contributed, you can find information on additional staff and how to request them.

To access, click here.

HEE suppoRTT webinars

Provided by: Health Education England (HEE)
Cost: Free
Type: Webinars

HEE is providing these webinars for GPs returning to work. The topics are covered include:

  • Advanced life support
  • Respiratory failure
  • Arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis
  • And more…

To access, click here.

NHSE FAQs for returning GPs

Provided by: NHS England (NHSE)
Cost: Free
Type: Text

NHS England has produced a list of FAQs for GPs returning to help address the COVID-19 outbreak. Information is provided on:

  • Eligibility and General Medical Council (GMC) issues.
  • The survey and letter process.
  • What returning to work could involve.
  • Health and safety.
  • And more…

To access, click here.

Prescribing and medicines management e-Learning

Provided by: SCRIPT, NHS England (NHSE), University of Birmingham, and OCB Media
Cost: Free
Type: e-Learning

Free as of March 2020 for NHS users, this site offers a suite of e-Learning resources to help you manage medicines safely.

To access, click here.

Pulse clinical crises series

Provided by: Pulse
Cost: Free
Type: Text

Pulse has produced this guidance on how to address several sub-acute problems during the COVID-19 outbreak, when there’s minimal secondary care help available.

Amongst the topics covered are:

  • Managing the seriously ill patient in the community
  • Non-COVID-19 clinical crises: chronic urinary retention
  • Non-COVID-19 clinical crises: ureteric colic

To access, click here.

RCGP Essential Knowledge Updates

Provided by: Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)
Cost: Free
Type: e-Learning

RCGP have highlighted 10 EKU modules to refresh your clinical knowledge. The following topics are covered:

  • Sepsis: recognition, diagnosis, and early management
  • Managing common infections: guidance for primary care
  • Acute and chronic low back pain
  • Diagnosis, monitoring, and chronic asthma management (NICE)
  • Chronic heart failure in adults: diagnosis and management
  • COPD: Diagnosis, management, and antimicrobial prescribing
  • Combined Hormonal Contraception
  • Stroke and transient ischaemic attack in over 16s: diagnosis and initial management
  • Hypertension in adults: diagnosis and management
  • Urinary tract infection: diagnosis tools in primary care

To access, click here.

RCGP resource hub

Provided by: Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)
Cost: Free
Type: Text

Provides useful tips on:

  • Clinical management
  • End-of-life care
  • Ethics, challenging conversations, and health inequalities
  • Expanding the workforce
  • GP well-being
  • Managing general practice during an epidemic
  • Remote consultation and triaging
  • Research, evidence, and mythbusters
  • Specialist issues and contexts

To access, click here.

RCGP COVID-19 & Safeguarding

Provided by: Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)
Cost: Free
Type: Text

Features written guidance on the implications of COVID-19 for safeguarding, as well as practical tips on how to safeguard children, vulnerable adults, and families during the pandemic.

This site also provides a list of resources that can be forwarded to patients and service users.

To access, click here.

Severn Deanery Education Guide

Provided by: Health Education England (HEE)
Cost: Free
Type: Varied

The Severn Deanery has produced a guide to assist returning GPs in thinking about the best way to prepare for clinical work in primary care over the next few weeks, and how best to keep yourself up-to-date, so that you’re able to be your best.

To access, click here.

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