Summaries

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

2020-10-22T00:00:00+01:00By

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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PHE COVID-19 infection prevention and control guidance

2020-09-08T17:10:00+01:00By

Summary of the latest UK guidance on infection prevention and control measures for COVID-19.

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NHS video consulting guideline

2020-09-03T16:52:00+01:00By NHS England

This Guidelines summary covers guidance for safe video consulting in general practice. It includes key principles, general information, and recommendations on conducting safe video consultations. Refer to the full guideline for information on:

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PHE guideline on management of exposure to COVID-19

2020-08-20T09:43:00+01:00By

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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General practice in the context of coronavirus (COVID-19)

2020-08-10T04:00:00+01:00By NHS England & NHS Improvement

This Guidelines summary outlines standard operating procedures for general practices in the context of COVID-19.

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PHE maintaining immunisation programmes during COVID-19 guideline

2020-07-17T16:51:00+01:00By NHS England

A brief summary providing the key points for primary care on maintaining immunisation programmes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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PCWHF HRT provision during COVID-19 guidance

2020-07-03T11:40:00+01:00By

This summary is intended to aid primary healthcare practitioners in initiating, reviewing, and prescribing hormone replacement therapy for women during COVID-19.

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NHS guidance on NSAIDs in COVID-19

2020-06-26T12:57:00+01:00By NHS England

This summary sets out the clinical policy for the acute use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in people with or at risk of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 rapid guideline: rheumatological autoimmune, inflammatory and metabolic bone disorders

2020-05-22T00:44:00+01:00By

The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of children and adults with rheumatological autoimmune, inflammatory and metabolic bone disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic, while protecting staff from infection. It also enables services to make the best use of NHS resources

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COVID-19 rapid guideline: dermatological conditions treated with drugs affecting the immune response

2020-05-01T14:42:00+01:00By

The purpose of this Guidelines summary is to maximise the safety of children and adults who have dermatological conditions treated with drugs affecting the immune response during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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COVID-19 rapid guideline: pneumonia in adults

2020-04-27T00:11:00+01:00By

The purpose of this guideline is to ensure the best treatment for adults with suspected or confirmed pneumonia in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 rapid guideline: community-based care of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

2020-04-17T17:02:00+01:00By

The purpose of this summary is to maximise the safety of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) during the COVID-19 pandemic, while protecting staff from infection. It will also enable services to make the best use of NHS resources. For more detailed information, please refer to the full guideline.

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COVID-19 rapid guideline: severe asthma

2020-04-17T13:39:00+01:00By

The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of adults and children with severe asthma during the COVID-19 pandemic, while protecting staff from infection. It will also enable services to make the best use of NHS resources.

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Clinical guide for the management of people with diabetes during the coronavirus pandemic

2020-04-10T18:36:00+01:00By NHS England, Royal College of Physicians, and the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists

This guideline was produced by NHS England in association with the Royal College of Physicians and the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists. It is part of a series of specialty guides for patient management during the coronavirus pandemic.

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COVID-19: video consultations—information for general practices

2020-04-07T15:14:00+01:00By

COVID-19 creates an unprecedented situation. Many GP practices are considering introducing video consultations as a matter of urgency to reduce risk of contagion.