BHLMC New Normal Paper: Looking forward to the Future

Now that the initial peak in COVID-19 has settled, general practice is left operating in a completely new landscape, which is likely to exist for at least the next year or so.  However, the large majority of work remains the same, which leaves us looking at what our ‘new normal’ will be. 

In order to support practices, we have written a paper which sets out to help focus on areas of general practice life that might need consideration for change, either in capacity, provision or implementation. 

We recognise that every practice and partnership is unique, so each will have its own specific challenges to overcome.  However, we hope that there will be something in here that will resonate with everyone and will help local general practice to move into the future with confidence. 

Partnership Issues

BAME staff risk assessment

Last week we circulated a couple of risk assessments that have been developed. This week we received another one, which has been received well by the profession so far and which you may wish to consider using. The tool is named after a GP who died of COVID-19 and was developed by a number of his colleagues and friends. 

View Tool Here - SAAD Score

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for clinicians in General Practice

Post Date: March 16, 2020

Coronvirus (COVID-19) advice and guidance for clinicians in general practice are below.  PLEASE NOTE some information is changing daily so please check NHSE and Public Health websites to ensure you receive up to date information.
If you are a member of the public looking for health advice, please go to the NHS website
If you are looking for advice about the government response to the outbreak, go to the website.

Information for Clinicians and Healthcare Professionals in Primary Care


General Guidance to main pages/areas:

Other Resources:

GP Mental Health & Wellbeing:

Office Closed, but LMC Open for Business as Usual

Following the Government’s enforced restrictions as of 24th March, the LMC Office is now closed.  We continue to operate ‘business as usual’ remotely so please contact us in the normal way. All meetings, training and events are now being delivered virtually.:

Tel: 01438 880010

Email: [email protected]

Please remember the Office team are here to support you with general and COVID-19 related enquiries. 

In addition, our Pastoral Care Team are available to provide one to one confidential support to GPs facing personal and professional difficulties, especially in this period of heightened pressure and stress.  Your physical and mental wellbeing is of utmost importance to us.  For a confidential chat, please call on 01438 880010 and you will referred to our Pastoral Care Lead.