All that coughs is not COVID

Join us for a webinar to explore the differential diagnosis and approaches to treatment of respiratory infections this winter as we prepare potentially the challenging winters ahead.

Learning objectives:

  • To understand the challenges primary care faces during the winter and how and why this may be different to previous years
  • To understand the differential diagnosis of respiratory presentations in primary care
  • To determine how to treat and manage respiratory presentations with a background of COVID-19 and no available testing
  • To understand the public health challenges ahead with the cost of living crisis adding to the burden of disease

Lessons from healthcare professionals in pandemic recovery

The webinar explored the challenges experienced throughout the crisis, ways in which health services adapted at speed to manage increasing demands and the epidemiological and global public health lessons learnt during the COVID-19 pandemic. Expert perspectives provided on topics including:

  • Will lessons learnt result in a ‘Pandemic Treaty’ with health systems and health workers at its core? A global perspective’
  • How COVID has changed Primary Care in the UK
  • Planning, administrations and implementations beyond hospitals
  • Competencies to address the next pandemic, how the system can prepare, and lessons learnt so far from COVID-19

Post COVID-19 Syndrome ("Long COVID") Where are we now?

In this webinar we were joined by the Office of national statistics who shared new figures from June 2021 on those who are affected by the ongoing symptoms of COVID-19. We heard from clinicians who have seen more than 1500 patient describe the variety of clinical presentations that are emerging and offer updated advice on how primary care can ensure effective assessments are undertaken. We explored the condition in children and also heard from a patient with lived experience talking about recovery and hope. There is an opportunity to hear about the launch of the new RCGP resources to help you learn more and keep up to date with the evidence as it changes.

Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

The purpose of this free webinar was to provide practical advice in building patients’ confidence in the COVID-19 vaccination programme. This included information, strategies and tools being used across the UK to address uncertainty, misinformation and absenteeism across diverse communities. Participants had the opportunity to submit comments and questions in advance. The panel – all of whom are GPs – responded to these points, and then opened the floor for further questions and discussion.

Global lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic

The webinar explored challenges experienced at the start of the COVID 19 crisis, ways in which health services adapted at speed to manage increasing demands and the public health lessons learnt during the pandemic. Four International experts took part to provide expert perspectives on topics including:

  • Overall public health management approaches around the world
  • Learnings from the healthcare response to the pandemic in the United Kingdom
  • Learnings from the healthcare response to the pandemic in China
  • Learnings from the healthcare response to the pandemic in Nigeria

Protecting doctor wellbeing: PPE for the mind

The Declaration of Geneva, also known as the Modern Hippocratic oath was updated in 2017 to state “I will attend to my own health, well-being, and abilities in order to provide care of the highest standard.” How many of us are really able to properly look after our own wellbeing, particularly in these current challenging times? This webinar will cover:

  • How to recognise the early warning signs of burnout and mental ill health in the workplace
  • What helps when working in traumatic situations – the evidence
  • Create your own psychological PPE toolkit to help protect you now and in the longer term

Management of the long-term effects of COVID-19

In September 2020, 67% of members who responded to a RCGP survey said they were looking after patients with symptoms from COVID-19 lasting longer than 12 weeks, many of whom were never admitted to hospital and were never tested for COVID-19. If you have a patient such as this, this webinar is for you. We hear from the ZOE ap team, patient perspectives on their symptoms and what they need from their GP; and with 81% of members surveyed requesting more clinical guidance to help, we also give an update on the new NICE/SIGN/RCGP guidelines for management of the long term effects of COVID-19.

Video consultation skills: the how-to guide for general practice

This 90-minute webinar focusses on how to make the most out of video consultations. During this webinar we will look at the basic principles of video consultations include pre-consultation triage and digital examinations. The programme includes practical tips on the best ways to implement what we have learnt for COVID-19 and what the future could hold for the video consultations. The webinar also highlights potential risks and downsides of video consultations including any legal aspects such as storing images.

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Community CPR in the COVID-19 world

Developed in partnership with the Resuscitation Council UK, this webinar considers how cardiopulmonary resuscitation should be conducted in a community setting by healthcare professionals. It discusses the ethical issues of attempting CPR, the debates regarding whether CPR is an aerosol generating procedure and what PPE to wear. It shows exemplar demonstration of adult CPR and discussion of the similarities and differences for children. It also addresses how healthcare professionals can keep their skills up to date.

Safeguarding children during COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought particular challenges for children and young people, This webinar looks at what abuse and exploitation children have been facing throughout COVID-19, and what GPs and Primary Care can do to safeguard children at this time. Dr Laura Wood focuses specifically on issues surrounding modern slavery and trafficking of children.

Safeguarding adults during COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought many new challenges including how GPs manage safeguarding. Many victims of abuse have been more 'hidden' during lockdown and COVID-19 has amplified many different types of abuse and exploitation. This webinar focuses on:

  • How COVID-19 has amplified adult safeguarding issues and brought new safeguarding challenges
  • How to identify and manage adult safeguarding issues when working remotely
  • Issues around domestic abuse which has been increasing during lockdown

COVID-19: The patient journey from rehabilitation to recovery

Developed in collaboration with the Intensive Care Society, this webinar allows you to hear from the multi-professional team in Intensive Care to understand some of the rehabilitation needs of patients post-COVID-19 critical illness. The webinar covers:

  • The challenges around recovery of communication and swallowing post ICU
  • The psychological impact of COVID-19 recovery and what to look out for
  • The breathless ICU survivor post coronavirus infection - heart, lungs or muscle as the problem?

COVID-19: The Patient Journey Through Intensive Care

Developed in collaboration with the Intensive Care Society, this webinar allows you to hear first-hand what admission into Intensive Care entails and sheds light on the impact of a COVID-19 hospital admission on patients and their families. This webinar covers:

  • What is critical care?
  • A COVID-19 case story / patient journey
  • Cardiovascular critical care and complications around COVID-19
  • COVID-19 respiratory complications

CQC Emergency Support Framework: Practical preparation and support for general practices

This webinar guides you through the CQC's new Emergency Support Framework (ESF), providing practical advice on how to prepare for your video or phone call. The ESF allows the CQC to seek assurances that primary care continues to deliver safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care during the current pandemic and beyond. The webinar looks at potential outcomes and what support might be available for practices who are struggling at this difficult time.

Dying Matters During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During this webinar we focus on those crucial conversations during COVID-19 pandemic including Advanced Care Planning and discussing death and dying.

COVID-19 and Diabetes

This webinar looks at presentations of diabetes and the effects of COVID-19. Experts will share their experiences of cases in both an acute and primary care setting, the challenges faced in both and advice for ongoing management through the pandemic as well as considering the impact on future patient care.

Understanding the disease trajectory, data, clinical symptoms and guidance

In this webinar, we look at the disease trajectory for COVID-19 and discuss the latest data on the virus. With a variety of different COVID-19 presentations being reported, this webinar also looks at the common and less common symptoms in both mild and severe cases, as well as the different effects and noted themes seen in patients.

COVID-19: Best practice for managing drug and alcohol problems

This joint RCGP and SMMGP webinar will be led by a panel of experts, giving support to GPs and Healthcare Professionals working with patients with drug and alcohol problems. It will focus on the challenges and solutions to providing both drug and alcohol treatment during the pandemic, as well as address how the transition to a relaxation on the lockdown might look.

Last modified: Friday, 22 March 2024, 10:45 AM