Covid-19

Upcoming Review — this page is due to be reviewed by 10/11/2021. The information shown here may be outdated.

Covid-19 guidance and resources (migrated from the NCL GP Covid-19 website, which closed on 1 September 2021) are available in the practice management section of this website, search Covid guidance.

For specific enquiries or updates relating to NCL’s response to Covid-19, contact the dedicated NCL Incident Coordination Centre (ICC)
e: ncl.covid-19enquiries@nhs.net

For links to up-to-date information and data on the coronavirus situation in individual NCL boroughs, see the Coronavirus Information page.

It is a statutory duty of all registered medical practitioners to report suspected/possible cases of reportable infectious diseases including Covid-19. 


Referral to Post Covid Services

All other covid related services are listed at the bottom of this page in the services section.


Recognised symptoms of Covid-19

All individuals should self-isolate if they develop

  • a new continuous cough
  • or fever
  • or a loss of, or change in, the normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia).

Useful resources


Area specific guidance for Islington

See up-to-date information and data on the coronavirus situation in Islington on Islington Council's website.


Covid-19 information for parents

To support consistency of information and help practices with some of the questions parents have been asking GPs about Covid-19 and self-isolation, Covid-19 information for parents and a link to Test and Trace information has been shared with schools by the public health team. See the government guidance for more information.


Area specific guidance for Camden

See up-to-date information and data on the coronavirus situation in Camden on Camden Council's website.


Covid-19 information for parents

To support consistency of information and help practices with some of the questions parents have been asking GPs about Covid-19 and self-isolation, Covid-19 information for parents and a link to Test and Trace information has been shared with schools by the public health team. See the government guidance for more information.


This page lists services that have been set up in response to Covid-19, along with Covid resources and guidance.

Changes to current services during this period can be found directly on the service pages.

Resources, guidance and information

See Downloads or links for the following: 

  • Camden medicines delivery to vulnerable/shielded patients pathway
  • Consultant support contact details for Camden primary and community care during Covid-19 
  • Covid-19 Patient Notification System (CPNS) User Guide
  • Guidance on maintaining immunisation programmes during Covid-19
  • HEE – Coronavirus Resources for the Public
  • Leaflet: Isolating at home safety netting information for patients 
  • Primary Care and Community Respiratory Resource pack for use during Covid-19
  • Principles of safe video consulting in general practice during Covid-19
  • Shielding guidance for general practice (based on 7 June NHSE letter)
     
  • Accessing pulse oximeters for remote monitoring
    • Haverstock sats probe delivery summary
    • CHE sats probe SOP flow chart
  • Aftercare for patients recovering from COVID-19: 
    • Patient advice leaflet: Covid-19 Infection discharge from hospital stay (updated 28 July) 
    • Patient advice leaflet: Covid-19 Infection discharge from A&E or GP consultation (updated 28 July) 
    • Your Covid Recovery guidance – an online interactive and tailored recovery programme, developed to provide rehabilitation support for patients to manage their recovery at home
    • After-care needs of inpatients
  • End of Life Care
    • London EOLC CN Covid-19 London primary care support document 
    • Covid-19 Care at Home Guide – Guidance for helping support people caring for someone who is dying at home from COVID-19 infection
  • Hospital discharge publications

  • Infection Prevention & Control
    • NEL CSU Covid-19 IPC Guidance
    • Pan London Covid-19 Recovery: Infection Prevention & Control Guidance
  • Standard operating procedure (SOP) for general practice in the context of coronavirus (Covid-19)
    • Covid oximetry @ home SOP (v2) is located in the downloads section.

Video resources:


Area specific guidance for Barnet

Covid-19 vaccination resources for people with LDs (Barnet)


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Downloads

Camden medicines delivery to vulnerable/shielded patients pathway

Download PDF, 231.82 KB

CHE sats probe SOP flow chart

Download DOCX, 174.08 KB

Consultant contacts for COVID-19 issues for primary and community care

Download DOCX, 21.72 KB

Covid Oximetry @ home SOP

Download PDF, 120.07 KB

Covid-19 Care at Home Guide

Download PDF, 1.01 MB

Covid-19 Guidance GP Teams: Domestic abuse

Download PDF, 219.74 KB

Covid-19 Patient Notification System (CPNS) User Guide

Download PDF, 1.96 MB

Covid-19 Suspected Cancer Patient Information Leaflet

Download PDF, 122.48 KB

Differentiation of the Cs in lung cancer: Cancer vs Covid

Download PDF, 116.81 KB

Guidance on maintaining immunisation programmes during Covid-19 (29 June 2020)

Download PDF, 197.04 KB

Guide to Adult Safeguarding for Camden GP practices during Covid-19 outbreak

Download PDF, 377.95 KB

Haverstock sats probe delivery summary

Download DOCX, 14.16 KB

Isolating at home safety netting information for patients 

Download PDF, 565.86 KB

London EOLC CN Covid-19 London primary care support document

Download PDF, 435.52 KB

Macmillian cancer support and information services

Download DOCX, 15.04 KB

NEL CSU Covid-19 IPC Guidance (11 January 2021)

Download DOCX, 55.62 KB

Pan London Covid-19 Recovery: Infection Prevention & Control Guidance v4

Download PDF, 1,000.04 KB

Pan London Covid-19 Recovery: Infection Prevention & Control Guidance v4 (September 2020)

Download PDF, 1,000.04 KB

Patient advice leaflet: Covid-19 Infection discharge from A&E or a GP consultation

Download DOCX, 201.56 KB

Patient advice leaflet: Covid-19 Infection discharge from hospital stay

Download DOCX, 200.9 KB

Primary Care and Community Respiratory Resource pack for use during Covid-19 (version 7)

Download PDF, 1.99 MB

Principles of safe video consulting in general practice during Covid-19

Download PDF, 270.85 KB

Public heath team: Covid information for parents

Download PDF, 324.53 KB

Shielding guidance for general practice (based on 7 June NHSE letter)

Download DOCX, 3.62 MB

Standard operating procedure (SOP) for general practice in the context of coronavirus (Covid-19)

Download PDF, 306.99 KB

Your Covid Recovery guidance

Download PDF, 326.64 KB

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Announcements

Call for 12 to 15-year-olds to get vaccinated against Covid-19

NCL Wide Booking information now available on NCL CCG website
Oct 26th, 2021
Announcements

Boost Your Immunity This Winter campaign material coming soon

NCL Wide Call for GPs to display flu posters/leaflets in practices
Oct 19th, 2021
Announcements

Open consultation: Extending free PPE to the health and care sector

NCL Wide Final few weeks to have your say on free PPE
Oct 18th, 2021
Clinical Updates

Monoclonal antibody treatment for Covid-19 rolled out in NCL

NCL Wide Acute trusts administer new treatment to Covid-19 inpatients
Oct 14th, 2021
Announcements

NCL comms team seeks pregnant woman for positive vaccination messaging

NCL Wide A case study to encourage vaccination in this group
Oct 5th, 2021
Announcements

Clinicians wanted to encourage young residents to take Covid-19 vaccine

NCL Wide NCL CCG seeks clinicians to reinforce key messages in a new Covid-19 vaccine campaign for young residents
Sep 27th, 2021
Announcements

The Beneficial Changes Network: Call for innovation and improvement across health and social care

NCL Wide NHS BCN Programme seeks examples of frontline innovation and improvement in health and social care
Sep 27th, 2021
Events & Training

Making Every Contact Count: Free training for those living, working or volunteering in Islington

Islington Online training to support residents in Islington.
Sep 20th, 2021
Events & Training

Making Every Contact Count: Free training for those living, working or volunteering in Camden

Camden Online training to support residents in Camden
Sep 20th, 2021
Clinical Updates

Guidance on self-isolation and return to work

NCL Wide The government’s requirements to self-isolate after a positive Covid-19 contact changed on Monday 16 August
Sep 17th, 2021
Announcements

Looking for a young person to help spread the word about the benefits of vaccination

NCL Wide Thousands of young adults aged 16-17 in North Central London are now enjoying the benefits of being vaccinated against COVID-19
Sep 14th, 2021
Announcements

Help evaluate HealtheIntent Covid vax dashboard

NCL Wide Opportunity to participate in interview study evaluating HealtheIntent Covid vaccination dashboard
Sep 7th, 2021
Clinical Updates

Covid-19 vaccinations for eligible 12-15 year olds

NCL Wide Persons aged 12–15 years old with specific underlying health conditions should be offered two doses of Pfizer-BNT162b2 vaccine
Sep 3rd, 2021
Clinical Updates

Guidance: Antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2

NCL Wide Guidance on interpreting results and discussions with patients
Sep 2nd, 2021
Practice Manager News

Covid-19 update: Removal of CYP from Shielded Patient List

NCL Wide Following an evidence review, please remove all remaining children and young people from the shielded patient list
Aug 31st, 2021
Announcements

NCL Covid-19 website and bulletin closure

NCL Wide From September there will be no further updates to the website and the bulletin has now ceased
Aug 31st, 2021
Clinical Updates

E-learning materials available to support Long Covid DES

NCL Wide NHSE/I & HEE London have commissioned additional material
Aug 20th, 2021
Covid-19

Covid-19 oximetry at home: Resources for practices

NCL Wide The following pathway and resources have been created to support GP practices to manage patients on the Covid-19 oximetry at home pathway
Jun 16th, 2021
Covid-19

COVID IPC guidance: Summary from NELCSU, 24 May

NCL Wide The NEL CSU Infection Prevention and Control team has produced a summary of recently published IPC guidance.
May 24th, 2021
Covid-19

Post-Covid-19 syndrome: Clinical guidance and referral form for children and young people

NCL Wide NHS England has published clinical guidance on assessing and managing children and young people with symptoms of post-Covid-19 syndrome
May 11th, 2021
Covid-19

Post-Covid-19 syndrome - NCL EMIS assessment and referral templates

NCL Wide From Monday 12 April the following tools are being imported into EMIS to help you assess and manage patients with post-Covid-19 syndrome
Apr 29th, 2021
Covid-19

Animations launched to help tackle vaccine disinformation

NCL Wide NHS England and Improvement has launched animations aimed at tackling disinformation about the Covid-19 vaccine
Apr 22nd, 2021
Covid-19

Guidance: Primary care post-Covid-19 syndrome, version 1.1

NCL Wide Updated guidance aims to support practices to clinically assess, investigate and manage patients with symptoms of post-Covid-19 syndrome
Apr 14th, 2021
Covid-19

Pulse oximetry for people with darker skin

NCL Wide There have been some reports on the accuracy of pulse oximeters for people with darker skin
Apr 12th, 2021
Covid-19

Guidance on return to work for people with long-Covid

NCL Wide Guidance for healthcare professionals to assist them in facilitating the return to work of people who are unable to work due to long Covid
Mar 13th, 2021
Covid-19

Infection prevention and control: Every Action Counts toolkit

NCL Wide To support excellence in infection prevention and control behaviours, NHS England and Improvement has released a range of resources.
Mar 12th, 2021
Covid-19

Covid-19 oximetry at home: Proactive searches and EMIS clinical template

NCL Wide The new "NCL Covid-19 Oximetry At Home" EMIS clinical template has been approved for rollout to NCL practices
Mar 5th, 2021
Covid-19

Covid-19 oximetry pathway for homeless population launches

NCL Wide An NCL-wide pathway to ensure that our homeless population can access Covid-19 oximetry if needed has been launched.
Mar 1st, 2021
Covid-19

Support line: Oximetry at home patients

NCL Wide The Covid-19 oximetry at home pathway aims to provide a safety net and ongoing monitoring for patients deemed lower risk
Feb 18th, 2021
Covid-19

NCL approach to mask use

NCL Wide Guidance on use of type 2 and FFP3 masks has been considered and agreed that current national guidance should be followed.
Feb 11th, 2021
Covid-19

Covid-19 oximetry at home: Frequently Asked Questions

NCL Wide A pathway to enable lower risk Covid-19 patients to be discharged from hospital and A&E into the care of their GP
Feb 3rd, 2021
Covid-19

Vaccinating patients with learning difficulties

NCL Wide More people with a learning disability, and their carers are likely to be offered the opportunity to receive vaccination
Jan 29th, 2021
Events & Training

Webinar slides: Post Covid syndrome webinar

NCL Wide Webinar slides from this webinar held on 26 January 2021
Jan 27th, 2021
Covid-19

Webinar materials: Post-Covid syndrome

NCL Wide Slides are now available following the post-Covid syndrome webinar hosted by NCL Training Hub, in partnership with CCG, CNWL and UCLH
Jan 27th, 2021
Covid-19

Webinar materials: Covid oximetry @ home

NCL Wide Slides and a recording are now available from this London-wide webinar on 26 January
Jan 27th, 2021
Clinical Updates

Acute Covid Management in Primary Care: Sharing Covid Oximetry@home Information

Islington A recording of the webinar is available
Jan 20th, 2021
Covid-19

Webinar: Acute Covid-19 management in primary care, 13 January

NCL Wide The NCL Training Hubs are delighted to offer a webinar on acute Covid-19 management in primary care
Jan 12th, 2021
Practice Manager News

Covid-19 Vaccination: Materials for Responding to Patient Enquiries

Islington Website text, answerphone messages and social media posts
Jan 6th, 2021
Events & Training

Webinar Recording: Positive Patient Communications During the Pandemic

Islington How style and tone of online communications help effective engagement with patients
Dec 22nd, 2020
Clinical Updates

Update: Requirements for Booking Covid Vaccinations for Patients at Bingfield and Hanley

Islington Important information for practices booking patients in for Covid vaccination
Dec 16th, 2020
Practice Manager News

New HealtheIntent Dashboard to Support with Covid Vaccinations

Islington A report has been launched to support with your prioritisation of the Covid-19 vaccine
Dec 10th, 2020
Practice Manager News

Enfield Healthwatch Reports on Covid Impact on BAME Communities

Islington One size does not fit all
Dec 9th, 2020
Announcements

Covid Vaccination to Start in Islington Next Week

Islington Look out for an email to all practices today with full details
Dec 9th, 2020
Announcements

Covid-19 in Camden: Weekly Update

Camden Weekly update on Covid-19 prevalence in Camden
Dec 4th, 2020
Announcements

National Pilot of Covid-19 Risk Stratification Tool: Volunteers Sought

Islington Looking for GPs to pilot a web-based tool starting on Monday 16 November for two weeks
Nov 12th, 2020
Clinical Updates

Covid-19: I:HUB Patient Monitoring (Out of Hours)

Islington Complements the NCL Acute Covid-19 service
Nov 11th, 2020
Public Health News

Impact of Covid-19 on Camden and Islington: A Public Health Insight Report

Islington The work has captured rich, detailed information about the key concerns, priorities and needs of our diverse communities
Nov 10th, 2020
Covid-19

FutureNHS workspace: Data and analytics support

NCL Wide FutureNHS Collaboration Platform workspace created to bring together data and analytical resources.
Sep 14th, 2020
Covid-19

Video: new animation to support total triage in general practice

NCL Wide Remote total triage resource has been developed to support GP practices with rapid implementation of ‘total triage’ model.
Jul 16th, 2020
Covid-19

NCL remote-working user guides

NCL Wide The following NCL user guides on remote working for practices are available.
May 27th, 2020


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Last updated: Oct 27th, 2021
Review date: Nov 10th, 2021