PRIMARY CARE - to reduce pressures on the medicines supply chain nationally, please use eRD, keeping the quantity the same. User guide can be found here.
27/03/2020 - There will be a NICE Rapid Review of antimicrobial prescribing in patients with suspected COVID-19 published (hopefully in next 7 days). No significant changes in antimicrobial prescribing should be undertaken in this patient cohort in the meantime.
As COVID-19 escalates, national groups for specific medical conditions will put out statements to support their patient groups. The following is not an exhaustive list, and will be updated in time. **Please note all of the resources signposted from here are freely available on the internet. Inclusion here does not indicate the statement has been agreed locally unless specifically stated**
Ear Nose and Throat UK - loss of sense of smell as marker for COVID-19
COVID-19 infection and pregnancy
Position Statement of the ESC Council on Hypertension on ACE-I and ARBs
BSH & BCS Joint statement on ACEi or ARB in relation to COVID-19
BSG/RCP Advice for IBD & Liver clinicians on identifying immunosuppressed patients for shielding
COVID-19: BSG and BASL advice for HCPs in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
interview COVID-19 ECCO Taskforce (Gastroenterologists)
Kidney Care UK COVID-19 guidance for patients with kidney disease
International Psoriasis Council Statement On COVID-19
BAD statement - Covid-19: interim advice for those taking medicines that affect the immune system
Statement for patients with adrenal pituitary insufficiency
Diabetes UK - COVID-19 – advice for people living with diabetes
Children/young people T1 diabetes
BSR - Covid-19 - update for members
MHRA alert addressing recent concern about the use of NSAIDs in relation to Covid-19.
Association of British Neurologists Guidance on COVID-19 for people with neurological conditions, their doctors and carers
ABN Guidance on Disease Modifying Therapies for MS and COVID19
Stroke Association - People affected by Stroke
Asthma UK Covid-19 health advice for people with asthma
British Lung Foundation Information on COVID-19
Also see Primary Care Pathways for many more useful links including Clinical Assessment, Practice Management Plans, Further Resources for Patients and Resources to Support GP Remote Working **Please note all of the resources signposted from here are freely available on the internet. Inclusion here does not indicate the resource or pathway has been agreed locally unless specifically stated**