PHE/DH/DWP guideline

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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NHS guideline

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:


Independent professional body guideline

COVID-19: video consultations—information for general practices


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

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Feature article

Medications and their effects on oral health

2019-06-17T10:19:00+01:00By Gemma Higgs

Gemma Higgs gives her view on how patients can be supported to manage common oral conditions, some of which can be caused by medications.

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PHE/DH/DWP guideline

PHE influenza immunisation policy


This summary provides comprehensive guidance about influenza immunisation for public health professionals.

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PHE/DH/DWP guideline

PHE vaccination in pregnancy guideline


This concise and useful summary of PHE guidance covers PHE monitoring of women vaccinated in pregnancy or shortly before conception.

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PHE/DH/DWP guideline

PHE tobacco commissioning support guidance


This concise and useful summary of PHE guidance covers key points for primary care, effective commissioning, and supporting people to stop smoking.

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Independent professional body guideline

SCIE indicators of abuse guideline

2019-03-04T14:56:00+00:00By Social Care Institute for Excellence

This insightful summary explores the forms that abuse can take, and the signs or possible indicators that may suggest a person is experiencing abuse.


PHE/DH/DWP guideline

Let’s talk about weight in children guideline


This summary relates to families of 4–12-year-old children and young people, covering how to discuss weight, and support positive lifestyle changes.

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PHE/DH/DWP guideline

Let’s talk about weight guideline


Support your patients to manage their weight by initiating a conversation. This is a step-by-step guide to brief interventions with adults.

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