Resources for Sessionals
NIMDTA have just launched their 2020 eBooklet for all GPs who are newly qualified/sessional/first5/new to NI.
It includes information and resources of value to all working as GPs in NI.
It has required major revisions as a result of Covid
Please contact [email protected] if you any ideas for additional content
Are you a GP Returner during the Covid19 Pandemic?
NIMDTA will provide you with educational resources as you return to clinical work in whatever form it will take. You will also receive a short induction back into practice. The induction will focus on what is needed for the clinical role you choose eg GP practice, Covid centre, OOH, remote triage.
For some, you may be returning to a practice you worked in for many years and only left some months ago. For others, you may have retired close to 3 years ago and are unsure of where to work. Either way, we will help as you rejoin the workforce at this crucial time.
There may be clinical reasons that will influence where you choose to work. If you are not returning to a GP surgery you worked in regularly, we strongly recommend you work in a practice approved for GP training by NIMDTA. These practices will be best prepared to meet your needs as they are familiar with induction for GP trainees and doctors on the Induction and Refresher Schemes.Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time if you have questions.
Dr Louise Sands
Associate Director GP Career Development NIMDTA
The purpose of this document is to help you think about the best way of preparing yourself for clinical work in primary care over the next few weeks, and to keep yourself up-to-date and be able to deliver your best.
INDUCTION CHECKLIST (not exhaustive)
car park/access to building/fire exits/security/work email/panic button
document check – GMC/indemnity/NIPMPL/Hep B (if possible)
login passwords for GP system/CCG/NIECR
prescribing – repeat and acute prescribing overview
ordering lab tests
non CCG referrals, including radiology
Triage including booking appointments and arranging home visits
current service available and booking appointments
Emergency trolley/anaphylaxis kit
Meet practice pharmacist and understand their current role
Access to BNF/BNFC either via downloading app or online at
Access to Microguide app or NI antimicrobial guidance online
Retired Returning GPs
The Department of Health will provide clinical negligence indemnity cover for retired GPs who return to provide support in response to the COVID-19 emergency.
Retired returning GPs should keep a record of where and when they performed work, including additional sessions, backfill activities, Out of Hours sessions or work in a COVID-19 Centre.
Indemnity for Purposes Other than Clinical Negligence – Retired Returning GPs
It is recognised that that returning doctors may also want to access medico-legal advice and support, and it is intended that this is not a barrier to their return. The Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS), the Medical Defence Union (MDU), and the Medical Protection Society (MPS) have confirmed that they will provide medico-legal advice and support at no cost to their retired members who return to work on the COVID-19 response.
For retired MPS and MDDUS members this is automatic. MDU is asking retired members to complete a short form. More information for returning members is available at www.mddus.com/coronavirus www.themdu.com/coronavirus or www.medicalprotection.org/uk/articles/information-for-retired-doctors.
Clinical negligence indemnity provided by the Department of Health will be administered using the existing reporting and administration arrangements within Health and Social Care Trusts. In the event of any future clinical negligence claim arising, the GP should contact their MDO and the relevant HSC Trust for the area in which they worked. Email addresses are provided below.
GPNI Vision Resources: https://gpni.co.uk/category/practice/clinical-systems/vision/
You can register below individually using the following link.
When asked for practice code and postcode, enter NIMDTA for both.
GPNI EMIS Resources: https://gpni.co.uk/category/practice/clinical-systems/emis/
Video below. Please email me if you want additional “how to guide” documents and I can forward to you
ADASTRA Series of Training Videos
Telephone triage and Remote consulting
MEDICINE COMPLETE online to access BNF and BNFC
MICROGUIDE –antibiotic formulary for NI
Mobile Phones Apps
MICROGUIDE – select adult anti-microbial guide
BNF and BNFC https://www.bnf.org/products/bnfbnfcapp/
Excellent resources specific for returners
During this challenging time for general practice, RCGP are making the entire eLearning
content freely available to support all returning GPs and primary healthcare professionals.
This includes our new COVID-19 Resource Hub which has a growing range of practical tools
They are offering free access for a fixed period up to 30 June 2020 to the hugely popular
eLearning resources including Essential Knowledge Updates and GP SelfTest.
Essential Knowledge updates explanatory video https://youtu.be/LUI6WyP-ZrI
You will need to register for free ‘basic registration’ to access these resources.
As well as our COVID-19 Resource Hub, you can test your knowledge and access over 100
courses of the highest quality across the entire GP curriculum, written by GPs for GPs.
BMA FREE MEMBERSHIP
For any retired doctors joining the BMA, or any current retired members who are returning to work to support the fight against COVID-19, the organisation are waiving the membership fees until 1 October 2020