Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China. It is a new respiratory illness which affects lungs and airways that has not previously been seen in humans. Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

Information for the public

The latest information on symptoms of COVID-19 and NHS advice can be found here.

Information for healthcare staff

The latest COVID-19 guidance for healthcare staff can be found on the website here.

We have developed a 'Primary Care Business Continuity Considerations' checklist to guide our GP Practices to a robust and comprehensive Business Continuity Plan to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continually update this checklist as new guidance is published from NHSE and NCL. Please feel free to use and share this checklist with your colleagues if you find it a useful resource.

Download Primary Care Checklist
Checklist last updated 12th March 2020.

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