From YORLMC Medical Secretary & COVID-19 lead, Dr Brian McGregor
The COVID-19 emergency is a challenge for our entire healthcare system and for the whole country.
YORLMC is responding to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation by putting measures in place to support General Practice, you as an individual, and the wider healthcare system.
YORLMC officers liaise regularly with senior officers from CCGs, NHSE, local pharmaceutical committees, opticians, dentists and others.
We are aware that as new guidance emerges, and existing guidance evolves you will have concerns and unanswered questions. We are keeping practices informed with regular updates - the most recent is available here - and if you have queries at any time, please get in touch.
There’s more detail about how to contact YORLMC during the COVID-19 emergency here. To avoid duplication and prevent the sharing of mixed messages it is vitally important over the coming weeks and months that YORLMC’s communications are clearly expressed and consistent and to assist with this a Chain of Command flow chart has been developed and is available here.
New services and resources have been added to YORLMC’s wellbeing programme; at this time of great stress and pressures, the wellbeing of ourselves and our colleagues is particularly important. There’s more information on YORLMC’s wellbeing webpage .
As part of our wellbeing programme, YORLMC has launched a "COVID19 Support Programme" (CPS) which offers free virtual mentoring support via video calling facilities to GPs, including trainee and returning GPs, practice nurses and non clinical staff working within General Practice in the YORLMC area; please contact Simon Berriman, Executive Officer, either by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01423 879922. The support offered aims to help those members of the practice team with responsibility for making decisions on behalf of patients or on behalf of other colleagues, i.e. individuals with supervisory duties and/or with leadership responsibilities.
This support is being provided on a 1:1 basis by trained mentors usually in 30 minute one-off sessions; however longer sessions and follow up sessions can be arranged as required on a case by case basis. GPs who have previously accessed the GP mentoring service can access the COVID19 Mentoring Support Service.
Please get in touch at any time if YORLMC can be of help.
Dr Brian McGregor
YORLMC Medical Secretary & COVID-19 lead