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Covid-19 Primary Care Resources

What GPs need to know about end-of-life care during the pandemic

Our resources page on end-of-life care for Covid-19 patients has a series of guides for you to explore, giving you a wealth of information to support your practice.


On this page, you’ll find a list of useful resources for GPs and patients, and others who are supporting people bereaved by Covid-19.

Managing breathlessness

This guide links to GP guidelines from NICE and to prescribing guidance for EOLC. It also provides resources that GPs can signpost, like information for patients about post-Covid breathlessness.

Managing cough

A collection of information for patients on managing cough, as well as an at-a-glance summary of GP guidelines from NICE.

Verification of death in the community

This page gives an overview of what is required of GPs for remote verification in the event of an expected death, with information sourced from the BMA and the RCGP.

Death certification

This guide gives a step-by-step summary of current guidance for GPs, and when to discuss a death with the coroner.

Cremation forms

Here, you’ll find clarification on what documentation is needed – and what isn’t – from primary care. The information is provided by the RCGP.

Managing fever

This page contains details on NICE’s rapid guideline for managing fever in Covid-19 patients, including at the end of life.