Welcome to our COVID19 resource centre. We've tried to collate all resources you may need on COVID19 here. From national guidance, to social media messages, to evidence on how to manage specific conditions, it's all here. To try to aid navigation we've broken the resources up into categories as shown on the right. You can click these to take you to the documents and links as well as any subcatgories. The most popular resources are shown on the right hand side of the screen and below this you can see the newest resources. If you want to search for something, use the search button above. If you have any resources which you think might help, please upload this using the "Submit a document or resource" menu item above. To access our palliative care resources you will need to register with our site with an NHS.net email address using the login box on the right side of the page.
Important recent letter from NHS England about Second phase of General Practice response to COVID-19 - update to GP contracts and income protection arrangements
Don't forget to check out our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/pcpathways) for FREE access to our EMIS and S1 tools including:
- OneRemote templates to help with remote consulting - including all latest evidence collated through this site, taking account of ethical considerations, end of life care and also risk assessment
- A linked COVID care plan which mail merges when you've used the above
- A mailmerged Form 4 for cremation
- A protocol to code risk and then print out the appropriate letter for your patients
A letter Antibody testing programme roll out for NHS staff and patients: Letter from Pauline Philip and Professor Steven Powis was published earlier in the week. Nikki Kanani has highlighted how this will help us understand how the disease will spread and will work alongside PCR testing which will confirm whether or not someone currently has the virus. The antibody test will be available for practices to use from today as you deem appropriate to manage your patients. Where there is not a specific clinical indication for the test, the Secretary of State has announced that it may be offered to NHS patients already having their blood taken and who wish to know whether they have been infected with COVID19. The NHS lab result will be available to the practice in the normal way and it is their responsibility to inform the patient of the result and that a positive test does not indicate immunity to COVID19.
There's an awesome COVID Unlock Plan V7 - with thanks to The Maltings surgery. Thinking about how to move on as COVID19 restrictions lift - this is an awesome resource to look at and use. In the same vein theres a good 10 Leaps forward innovation in the pandemic - going "back to better" guide and also a Back to better infographic from NWL .
Ockham Health have done a really helpful podcast on establishing a COVID hot site .
There's also a useful commentary on Data ownership and contact tracing - legal aspects
Hot topic at the moment is BAME groups during COVID19. We've added a new section to the resources to cover thsi evolving area, useful highlights are:
- Supporting our BAME NHS people and communities during and beyond COVID-19 - Blog from Dr Nikki Kanani and Prerana Issar
- Risk assessments for staff - NHS Employers
- Risk Assessment Framework for NHS Staff
- SAAD Score for BAME community during COVID19
Latest guidance about testing can be found here: Coronavirus (COVID19_: getting tested - .GOV guidance
A couple of great guides for patients who've had COVID and what to expect when they're discharged and recovering and also some information about how to encourage movement for people (even post COVID):
- COVID19 - supporting your recovery - what to expect after discharge from hospital following treatment for COVID19
- Post COVID 19 information - Helping you to recover and manage your symptoms following COVID19 - with thanks to Homerton University hospital
- Prescribing movement - not just COVID but for multiple conditions
Some additional resources to help with remote consulting have been added:
Some very interesting new evidence highlighted:
- Reducing risks from coronavirus transmission in the home—the role of viral load - BMJ
- Classification of the cutaneous manifestations of COVID19: A rapid prospective nationwide consensus study in Spain with 375 cases
- Renin–Angiotensin–Aldosterone System Inhibitors and Risk of Covid-19 (confirming no link)
- OpenSAFELY: factors associated with COVID-19-related hospital death in the linked electronic health records of 17 million adult NHS patients.
A great collection of podcasts on all sorts of Primary Care topics, mainly focussed on COVID of late: Primary Care Knowledge Boost
A video that highlights the droplet spread of a cough with or without a mask: See how wearing a mask affects droplet spread of a cough . As well as the formal COVID 19 Infection prevention and control guidance complete - PHE
Some great resources to support children and families:
- Coronavirus dealing with effects of lockdown
- When your parent is a key worker - Advice for children and young people during the Coronavirus
- Advice for key worker parents - Helping your child adapt to changes due to the COVID19 pandemic
Some useful guides for managing practices/services:
- London “Primary and Community Care Respiratory Resource Pack” & NWL GP COVID and respiratory support line for Hot sites and GPs
- Safety netting patients during the COVID19 pandemic - Cancer Research UK
Have a good weekend everybody.
Dustyn and the team at Primary Care Pathways