Specific clinical management

Managing COVID-19 alongside specific clinical conditions.

Addison's

A summary of the most recent guidance and best advice available for people with Addison's and Adrenal Insufficiency during the COVID-19 pandemic. This advice is for people living in the UK and ROI.

Last updated: 30/10/20

Allergy

In this podcast, Dr Helen Howells, a GP with a special interest in Allergy, and Dr Dirk Pilat discuss aspects of atopy management during lockdown. Topics include hayfever, anosmia, weaning, adrenaline auto-injectors and service provision.

Last updated: 01/06/20

Asthma

This short module looks at how coronavirus affects people with asthma and how to define 'severe' asthma. It also covers the shielding rules for asthma and how GPs can advise patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last updated: 01/12/20

Cancer

This short module discusses several aspects of cancer work during the time of COVID. This includes prevention, screening, the two week wait referral system and treatment in secondary care.

Last updated: 09/11/20

This guide from Cancer Research UK summarises recommendations on safety netting best practice in a range of scenarios during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last reviewed: 27/09/20

Diabetes

Guidance from NHS England to support general practices with the delivery of diabetes care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last updated: 30/10/20

This webinar looks at presentations of diabetes and the effects of COVID-19.

Novo Nordisk has fully funded all costs for the development of this webinar. Novo Nordisk has had no influence on the content and full editorial control remains the sole responsibility of the RCGP.

Last updated: 01/06/20

Mental health

This screencast covers the difficult topic of how to deal with traumatic and morally injurious events in general practice, the signs of PTSD and when to seek help. This was produced as part of a wider project with the COVID-19 Healthcare Support Appeal (CHSA).

Last updated: 26/11/20

This screencast discusses the epidemiology of doctor’s mental health difficulties and burnout. Suggestions are being made how to engage with struggling colleagues and where to seek help. This was produced as part of a wider project with the COVID-19 Healthcare Support Appeal (CHSA).

Last updated: 26/11/20

This podcast is about staying well in these stressful times. Topics include workload overload, how to relax after work and how to look after our colleagues. This was produced as part of a wider project with the COVID-19 Healthcare Support Appeal (CHSA).

Last updated: 26/11/20

A screencast written by Dr Dirk Pilat and presented by Dr Jonathan Leach, about the various mental health implications that lockdown may cause.

Last updated: 19/05/20

A screencast written by Dr Dirk Pilat and presented by Dr Jonathan Leach, focusing on PTSD in patients and keyworkers as a result of COVID-19.

Last updated: 19/05/20

Obesity

These educational sessions include two webinars and podcast, aiming to provide GPs with tips on how to best support people living with obesity through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Novo Nordisk has fully funded all costs for the development of the podcast and webinars. Novo Nordisk has had no influence on the content and full editorial control remains the sole responsibility of the RCGP.

These resources are currently free to all but you will need to register with an account to access.

Last updated: 29/05/20

    Patients with hearing loss

    Advice from RNID, giving some simple accessibility tips for ensuring good communication with patients with deafness and hearing loss during the pandemic. You can find out more from RNID (Formerly Action on Hearing Loss) here.

    Last reviewed: 27/09/20

    The RCGP Deafness and Hearing Loss Project has a toolkit with further resources.

    Last reviewed: 27/09/20

    We endeavour to keep all resources up to date through regular review to assess relevance and accuracy. To raise any issues please contact:

    e-learning@rcgp.org.uk 

    Last modified: Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 3:49 PM