Should we provide letter to confirm patient’s need to self isolate pre and post op?

20th August 2020

Should we provide letter to confirm patient’s need to self isolate pre and post op?

Our GP has been asked to provide a letter for a patient who is having an op and needs to self-isolate 14 days pre- and 14 days post-op. Should we do this and is this something we can charge for?

The hospital letter stating this should be adequate, and many hospitals have reduced this self isolation time to 72 hours. Your LMC may have a template letter you can provide if required.


*All information is correct at the time of publishing.


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Tracy has worked in general practice management for over 13 years with a passion for turning around vulnerable or struggling practices and making a difference to patients. Tracy has been a Care Quality Commission (CQC) Practice Manager Specialist Adviser since 2014 along with being a peer appraiser, national trainer, dementia friend champion and a trustee board member with her local Healthwatch.

Tracy also worked nationally for 18 months as the General Practice Development and Primary Care Network (PCN) Lead supporting practices, PCNs and federations.

Tracy is a chartered fellow with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and a fellow with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) holding postgraduate qualifications in strategic leadership.







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