Clinical management in primary care

Triage and new ways of consulting

This resource is aimed at considering an online appointment system and gives useful set of questions to consider when using online consultations, such as which provider is used, the standard of patient care, and ensuring equitable access.

These top tips are for clinicians conducting telephone consultations to assess and advise patients concerned they may have COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Advice on COVID-19 coding in primary care from RCGP.

A practical guide to conducting video consultations in primary care, written by Professor Trisha Greenhalgh.

A podcast, hosted by Dr Hussain Gandhi and Dr Andrew Foster, focussing on how the latest technology can be used in primary care.

    External guidance

    Live updates on the risk level and number of cases in the UK.

    A comprehensive and free online resource that covers various aspects of COVID-19, including epidemiology, diagnosis, management and follow up. This resource is updated daily.

    Guidance from the Primary Care Division in the Scottish Government for GPs and practice teams.

    A resource from Health Education Scotland to management of patients presenting to primary care, including contact detals for local Health Protection Teams in Scotland.

    Information for healthcare professionals about the effect of coronavirus on pregnant women and the risk to pregnancy.

    An evidence-based hub from University of Oxford, answering a range of questions about current COVID_19 guidance.

    Free online module giving an overview on the current status of coronavirus in globally, as well as strategies for managing coronavirus in GP practices.

    Guidelines that outline the contingency plans currently in place throughout North East London to manage appointments in response to COVID-19.

    Outline of plans currently in place throughout North East London for remote working in response to COVID-19.

    Clinical advice from The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) to support ongoing provision of effective contraception.

    Guidance from the British Geriatrics Society to help care home staff and NHS staff care for residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    A report from the University of Oxford, comparing the effectiveness of standard masks and respiratory masks in preventing covid-19 transmission to primary care staff.

    A guide from NHS England to support GP practices in England with the rapid implementation of a 'total triage' model, including advice on telephone and online consultation tools.

    A letter from NHS England and NHS Improvement about how providers of community services can release capacity to support the COVID-19 preparedness and response.

    Guidance from NHS London Clinical Networks on how Primary Care and Community Respiratory Teams can collaborate on respiratory care during COVID-19.

    Guidance from NHS London Clinical Networks on how Primary Care and Community Respiratory Teams can collaborate on respiratory care during COVID-19.

    Diagnosis and treatment
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    Managing routine GP care

    Guidance from the RCGP about how to priortise routine work during the COVID-19 pandemic. This resource is aimed at GPs in the UK.

    Last modified: Thursday, 2 April 2020, 4:02 PM