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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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    COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing COVID-19 symptoms in the community


    The purpose of this guideline is to provide recommendations for managing COVID‑19 symptoms for patients in the community, including at the end of life. It also includes recommendations about managing medicines for these patients, and protecting staff from infection

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    NICE CKS—otitis externa for GPs


    A summary covering diagnosis, management, and topical treatments for inflammation of the external ear canal for use by GPs

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    NICE rheumatoid arthritis guideline


    This updated summary of the NICE rheumatoid arthritis guideline includes recommendations on referral, diagnosis, and investigations

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    COVID-19 rapid guideline: cystic fibrosis


    The purpose of this Guidelines summary is to maximise the safety of patients with cystic fibrosis and make the best use of NHS resources, while protecting staff from infection. It will also enable services to match capacity to patient needs if services become limited because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    BASHH vulvovaginal candidiasis guideline


    Recommendations on the diagnostic tests, treatment regimens, and health promotion principles for the effective management of vulvovaginal candidiasis 

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    AWMSG asthma guideline

    2020-10-08T15:42:00+01:00By All Wales Medicines Strategy Group

    Core principles of asthma management, inhaler selection and use, and referral guidance, from the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group

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