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Covid-19 Primary Care Resources

Isolation and Social Distancing

Self-isolation for cases and contacts

A summary of guidance and updates from Public Health England

Chronic Kidney Disease

Maximising the safety of adults with chronic kidney disease during the pandemic

Categorising Risk Groups Other conditions Testing, Trials and Research Triage and Treatment Vaccinations
Rheumatology patients

Routine monitoring of DMARDs, and assessment/ treatment of suspected Covid-19 in patients on immunosuppressants

Other conditions Prescribing

The shielded patients list is currently being centrally updated using the QCovid Risk Assessment Tool

Categorising Risk Groups
Advice in other languages

Patient leaflets on Isolation and Shielding

Categorising Risk Groups
Domestic Abuse

Household isolation instructions do not apply for patients escaping domestic abuse

Mental Health Socially Vulnerable Groups Women's Health
Neurological conditions

Guidance on Covid-19 risk to people with neurological conditions, and specific therapies in MS

Other conditions Prescribing
Isolation notes

Available online for cases and contacts


Who should shield, and precautions for all patients with splenectomy during the pandemic

Categorising Risk Groups Other conditions

Shielding criteria for severe COPD, medication reviews and rescue packs

Respiratory Conditions
Heart Failure

British Society for HF advice on shielding, and who to prioritise for review

Other conditions
Severe asthma

Defining severe asthma and how to review treatment in the context of Covid-19

Respiratory Conditions
NHS Volunteer Responders

NHS Volunteer Responders have been mobilised to help support vulnerable individuals who are self-isolating

Socially Vulnerable Groups
Interstitial Lung Disease

Shielding, and specific issues if unwell with Covid 19

Respiratory Conditions Triage and Treatment