Updates - National guidance
NEL Cancer Alliance primary care update May 2023
The latest edition has now been published.
End to Remote NHS Smartcard Registration Process from 1 April 2023
NHS England require all registrations for a new smartcard to take place either using a new app known as Apply for Care ID or face to face.
Childhood immunisation campaign
The NHS in London will be launching a campaign this month urging parents to get their child fully up to date with their routine vaccinations.
FOR OPTOMETRISTS ONLY - message for primary care optometrists - Suspect wet AMD Referral (next working day)
This guidance is for ALL primary care optometrists practising in the NHS London region.
Polio booster programmed paused
The polio additional dose campaign paused on the 23 December 2022
COVID-19 treatments for highest risk Community (non-hospitalised) patients
A new community based Covid-19 treatment is accessible for NEL patients, provided by the NEL local COVID-19 Medicine Delivery Unit (CMDU) at Barts Health.
Group A strep, winter and difficulty in obtaining supply of antibiotics
Due to winter pressures, high rates of respiratory tract infections, supply chain issues and the current concerns around Group A strep infections, we know that there is currently a supply problem with a wide range of oral antibiotics
Publication of General Practice (GPAD) practice level data
From 24 November 2022, NHS Digital is now publishing easy-to-use data showing how many appointments each practice in England is delivering and how long people wait between booking an appointment and receiving one.
Actions you can take to help alleviate hospitals and ambulances under pressure
A letter from Dr Jagen John on the pressures affecting our system.
Up to date guidance on management of diphtheria cases
UPDATED: Polio vaccination for children aged 1 to 9
Children aged 1 to 9 years old in London are being offered a dose of polio vaccine.
Patient online access to GP records from November – safeguarding guidance
There are now two weeks until most patients with online accounts (including through the NHS App and other patient apps) will automatically be able to view new entries in their health records.