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Covid-19 Primary Care Resources


Isolation and Social Distancing

Shielding Categorising Risk Groups

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

Revised rules for self isolation

The self-isolation period has changed from 14 to 10 days

Domestic Abuse Mental Health Socially Vulnerable Groups Women's Health

Household isolation instructions do not apply for patients escaping domestic abuse

Assessing the risk of common daily activities in the community Infection Control

A useful chart for managing patient questions about levels of exposure

Neurological conditions Other conditions Prescribing

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

Rheumatology patients Other conditions Prescribing

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

Isolation notes

Available online for cases and contacts

Splenectomy Categorising Risk Groups Other conditions

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

COPD Respiratory Conditions

Shielding criteria for severe COPD, medication reviews and rescue packs

Heart Failure Other conditions

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

Severe asthma Respiratory Conditions

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

NHS Volunteer Responders Socially Vulnerable Groups

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

Interstitial Lung Disease Respiratory Conditions Triage and Treatment

Shielding, and specific issues if unwell with Covid 19

Advice in other languages Categorising Risk Groups

Patient leaflets on Isolation and Shielding