COVID-19 Guidance

COVID-19 Guidance

Captain Custard 15 April, 2020

Access GPCPD for free

COVID-19 Sexual & Reproductive Health Resources

e-Learning for Healthcare Resources

Managing COVID-19 in general practice

NB Medical COVID-19 Webinar

NHSE/I Guidance

NICE COVID-19 Rapid Guidelines

Primary Care Respiratory Society COVID-19 Resources

RCGP COVID-19 & Safeguarding

Red Whale updates

Responding to domestic abuse during remote consultations

Queen's Nursing Institute Coronavirus Information Centre

BMA COVID-19 guidance directory

RCGP resource hub

Primary Care Pharmacy Association Coronavirus Resources

Queen's Nursing Institute Coronavirus Information Centre

NALW Coronavirus Hub

COVID-19 Sexual & Reproductive Health Resources

Provided by: The Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRSH)
Cost: Free
Type: Text

FRSH provides information and guidance on contraception and abortion care during COVID-19.

NHSE/I Guidance

Provided by: NHS England / NHS Improvement
Cost: Free
Type: Text

General guidance on COVID-19, with content suitable for use in primary, community, social, and secondary care settings.

NICE COVID-19 Rapid Guidelines

Provided by: NICE (National Institute for Health & Care Excellence)
Cost: Free
Type: Text

Features advice on:

  • Managing suspected or confirmed pneumonia in adults within the community
  • Severe asthma
  • Rheumatological autoimmune, inflammatory, and metabolic bone disorders
  • Managing symptoms (including end of life) in the community

To access, click here.

e-Learning for Healthcare Resources

Provided by: Health Education England
Cost: Free
Type: e-Learning and CPD

Provides advice and information from the NHS, UK Government, WHO (World Health Organisation), the BMJ (British Medical Journal), and Public Health England. The following topics are notably addressed:

  • End-of-Life Care COVID-19
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Staff Well-being and Resilience

Additionally, resources for the following groups are provided:

  • Paramedics
  • Pharmacy staff
  • Resources for staff working in primary care and community settings
  • Returning-to-work healthcare staff
  • Staff working in primary and community care
  • Staff being up-skilled or redeployed (nurses & AHPs)

To access, click here.

RCGP resource hub

Provided by: Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)
Cost: Free
Type: Text

Provides useful tips on:

  • Clinical management
  • End-of-life care
  • Ethics, challenging conversations, and health inequalities
  • Expanding the workforce
  • GP well-being
  • Managing general practice during an epidemic
  • Remote consultation and triaging
  • Research, evidence, and mythbusters
  • Specialist issues and contexts

To access, click here.

Access GPCPD for free

Provided by: Red Whale
Cost: Free
Access: e-Learning and CPD

Red Whale are offering all clinicians free access to GPCPD for three months. All their resources will be accessible, COVID-19-related or otherwise.

The COVID-19 resources include:

  • Clinical Assessment & Management of COVID-19 in the Community
  • COVID-19 Update
  • Death in the Community
  • Drug & Disease Pitfalls
  • Emotional & Psychological Survival Guide
  • Remote Consultations Guide
  • Remote Contraception & Abortion Advice
  • URGENT: Do not use the Roth Score in Primary Care

To access, click here.

NB Medical COVID-19 Webinar

Provided by: NB Medical
Cost: Free
Type: Webinar

This webinar consists of three modules, each approximately 30 minutes long. The following topics are addressed:

  • Clinical management of suspected COVID-19 within the community
  • End-of-life care for COVID-19 patients in the community
  • Managing co-morbidities during the pandemic

To access, click here.

Managing COVID-19 in general practice

Provided by: St. George’s, University of London / FutureLearn
Cost: Free
Type: e-Learning

Around four hours’ worth of COVID-19-focused e-Learning resources, covering:

  • Background of COVID-19
  • Current situation in the UK
  • Consultation tips and advice on keeping your practice running safely
  • When to suspect COVID-19 infection in primary care
  • Safe assessment of suspected cases
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Management of acutely unwell patients
  • Management of those with mild symptoms in home isolatio

To access, click here.

Queen's Nursing Institute Coronavirus Information Centre

Provided by: Queen’s Nursing Institute
Cost: Free
Type: Text

Provides information on COVID-19 tailored specifically for nurses and allied health professionals, as well as rapid training plans (with induction templates) for staff redeploying into primary and community care settings.

To access, click here.

Queen's Learning Institute Coronavirus Information Centre

Provided by: Queen’s Nursing Institute
Cost: Free
Type: Text

Provides information on COVID-19 tailored specifically for nurses and allied health professionals, as well as rapid training plans (with induction templates) for staff redeploying into primary and community care settings.

To access, click here.

National Association of Link Workers Coronavirus Hub

Provided by: National Association of Link Workers (NALW)
Cost: Free
Type: Text

Features useful information, guidance, resources, and support for social prescribing link workers (and their managers).

To access, click here.

Responding to domestic abuse during remote consultations

Provided by: IRIS Interventions (IRISi)
Cost: Free
Type: Text

A written guide on how to respond to cases of domestic abuse whilst in telephone and video consultations.

To access, click here.

Primary Care Pharmacy Association Coronavirus Resources

Provided by: Primary Care Pharmacy Association
Cost: Free
Type: Text

Offers information, guidance, and resources at pharmacists specifically, on the following topics:

  • Alternative treatment options to vitamin B12 injections
  • Anticipatory prescribing for care home residents during COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Rapid Guideline: Managing suspected or confirmed pneumonia in adults within the community
  • Managing the COVID-19 pandemic in care homes
  • NCL COVID-19 Electronic Repeat Dispending (eRD) in general practice

This site also offers general COVID-19 advice in fourteen different languages.

To access, click here.

Primary Care Respiratory Society COVID-19 Resources

Provided by: Primary Care Respiratory Society
Cost: Free
Type: Text

A list of COVID-19-related resources, including pragmatic guidance for crisis management of asthma and COPD during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To access, click here.

Royal College of GPs COVID-19 & Safeguarding

Provided by: Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)
Cost: Free
Type: Text

Features written guidance on the implications of COVID-19 for safeguarding, as well as practical tips on how to safeguard children, vulnerable adults, and families during the pandemic.

This site also provides a list of resources that can be forwarded to patients and service users.

To access, click here.

Red Whale updates

Provided by: Red Whale
Cost: Free
Type: e-Learning and CPD

Red Whale’s updated COVID-19 resources include content on the following:

  • URGENT: Do not use the Roth score in primary care
  • General COVID-19 update
  • Emotional and psychological survival guide
  • Remote consulting guide
  • Remote contraception and abortion advice
  • Drug and disease pitfalls to avoid
  • Workload prioritisation
  • Death in the community
  • Clinical assessment and management of COVID-19 in the community
  • End-of-life care discussions
  • End-of-life care symptom management

To access, click here.

BMA COVID-19 guidance directory

Provided by: British Medical Association (BMA)
Cost: Free
Access: Text

Provides information and advice on the impact of COVID-19 on working, training, education, and your and others’ well-being.

To access, click here.

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