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COVID-19 updatesCOVID-19 FAQsCOVID-19 resourcesCOVID-19 protocols and templates






These resources were collated by our team to support GP practices through the early pandemic. If you would like to access any of our clinical system resources, such as templates, or have resources you'd like us to share here, please let us know. For COVID-19 related queries and clinical advice please email us at



East London Health and Care Partnership/CEG

National guidance

Management of specific conditions

Local Guidance (North East London Commissioning Alliance BHR/CH/WEL – Updates available for each CCG)

COVID education

Governance/death certification and notification

 IT system guidance

Other Localities Guidance

PROTOCOLS / TEMPLATES / codes / searches

CEG has a suite of clinical system resources, including templates, protocols, documents and searches. These resources are available for EMIS and SystmOne Practices across the NHS North East London Integrated Care System. If you work outside of this region and would like to access a particular resource, please contact us at  

Clinical template

  • COVID-19 template provides one place for recording consultation data for possible, probable, confirmed COVID-19 cases and provides helpful links to assist with management of the case and public health matters.

Useful documents

  • Med 3 'Fit Note' for COVID-19 
  • Travel Insurance COVID-19
  • Cremation Form 4 Medical Certificate 
  • Health Protection Unit HPU Notification Form
  • Letter to patients who need to shield (very high risk)
  • Letter to patients who were wrongly coded as very high risk

Protocol alerts

  • Protocol available for EMIS and SystmOne that automatically codes "Provision of advice, assessment or treatment limited to COVID-19 pandemic" and enters the following text into a patient's record "Consultation carried out during time of COVID-19 Pandemic.  Management decisions taken in line with necessity and NHS advice at this time which may be outwith normal guidance".
  • Specific protocol for WEL practices that gives advice when referring to secondary care.

Coding advice

COVID-19 SNOMED codes available: diagram with descriptions by NHS Digital


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