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    KDIGO guideline on diabetes management in CKD

    2020-11-24T15:56:00+00:00By Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO)

    Recommendations on comprehensive care, glycaemic monitoring and targets, lifestyle and antihyperglycaemic interventions, and approaches to self-management and optimal models of care

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    NICE guideline on the treatment of human and animal bites


    This summary provides an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for human and animal bites (excluding insect bites) in adults, young people and children aged 72 hours and over. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.

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    SIGN guideline on bacterial UTIs in women


    This guidance provides advice on the managment of suspected bacterial lower urinary tract infection in adult women

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    In practice: guidance for pharmacist prescribers

    2020-11-13T09:02:00+00:00By General Pharmaceutical Council

    This guidance sets out the key areas pharmacist prescribers should consider when applying GPhC standards to their prescribing practice

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    PHE management of patient/staff exposure to COVID-19


    This summary provides guidance on the management of staff and patients in health and social care settings according to exposures, symptoms, and test results.

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    PHE UTI guideline


    A brief guide to the diagnosis and management of UTIs in primary care, which includes clear algorithms for the assessment of urinary symptoms.

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Key COVID-19 guidance for primary care


The Guidelines team has produced the following directory of COVID-19 information and guidance for primary care. Included on this page is a collection of key guidance and advice from PHE and the NHS, as well as a list of information for specific groups from a range of professional bodies.

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