COVID-19 – BTS Guidance Collection – Asthma Exacerbations

The British Thoracic Society have published COVID-19: information for the respiratory community – a collection of guidelines & information sheets for HCPs managing respiratory conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The collection includes Advice for Healthcare Professionals Treating People with Asthma (adults) in relation to COVID‐19 – with the following information & advice about Acute Exacerbations: COVID‐19 can present Continue Reading »

COVID-19 – PCRS Resources

The Primary Care Respiratory Society had drawn together a suite of resources for HCPs managing respiratory conditions in Primary Care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The compilation includes links to British Thoracic Society COVID-19: information for the respiratory community – which includes Advice for Healthcare Professionals Treating People with Asthma (adults) in relation to COVID‐19    

COVID-19 – RCGP Guidance on Workload Prioritisation

The Royal College of General Practitioners have published a guide to prioritising workload during COVID-19, grading activities using the following R-A-G categories: Green category: Aim to continue regardless of the scale of the virus outbreak Amber category: Continue if capacity allows and if appropriate for your patient population Red category: Postpone, aiming to revisit once the outbreak ends, Continue Reading »

COVID-19 – Managing the Pandemic in Care Homes

The British Geriatrics Society have published guidance on Managing the COVID-19 pandemic in care homes, with the following key recommendations: Care homes should have in place standard operating procedures for individual residents with suspected and confirmed COVID-19 infection, including appropriate infection control precautions to protect staff and residents.  Care home staff should be trained to check the temperature Continue Reading »

COVID-19 – FSRH CEU Contraceptive Advice

The Clinical Effectiveness Unit of the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Health have published clinical advice to support provision of effective contraception during the COVID-19 outbreak. BRIEF SUMMARY EXISTING USERS 1.       COC/CHC – remote prescription to cover next 6-12 months without BMI/BP check reasonable – consider further supply without review of history if all relevant history documented & Continue Reading »