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GP Standard Operating Procedure updated: Staff risk assessments

NHS England and NHS Improvement have revised the current GP standard operating procedure v3 section relating to staff at increased risk from COVID-19 and risk assessments as follows:

NHS England and NHS Improvement have revised the current GP standard operating procedure v3 section relating to staff at increased risk from COVID-19 and risk assessments as follows:

•             The government has issued guidance on shielding for people defined on medical grounds as extremely clinically vulnerable from COVID-19. Staff who fall into these categories should not see patients face to face; this takes precedence over any other risk assessments.

•             All other staff including BAME staff and people identified as clinically vulnerable who are asked to apply stringent social distancing should be risk assessed to consider if they should see patients face to face.


The Faculty of Occupational Medicine has published the Risk Reduction Framework for NHS staff (including BAME staff) who are at risk of COVID-19 infection. NHS Employers has also published guidance on risk assessments for staff. More….