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Covid-19 Primary Care Resources


Prescribing

Contraception Women's Health

Updated FSRH guidance during the third Covid-19 lockdown

Vitamin D Testing, Trials and Research

Further evidence is needed to assess whether vitamin D deficiency affects the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infection

Guidance on steroid prescribing Other conditions

There is still concern that steroids can increase the risk from Covid-19

How can we best manage insomnia during the pandemic? Ask an Expert Mental Health

Advice from a Consultant Psychiatrist in Behavioural Sleep Medicine

Neurological conditions Isolation and Social Distancing Other conditions

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

Rheumatology patients Isolation and Social Distancing Other conditions

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

ACE Inhibitors and ARBs Other conditions

Summary of relevant guidance and emerging evidence for primary care

Diabetes reviews Diabetes

People with diabetes should intensify their glycaemic control for the primary prevention of Covid-19 illness

Clozapine guidance for patients with Covid-19 Mental Health

Symptoms of Covid-19 can mimic clozapine related Adverse Drug Effects

ADHD medications during the COVID-19 outbreak Children and Young People Mental Health

Expert guidance encourages flexibility around monitoring to enable continued access to ADHD medications

Anticoagulation Other conditions

Prescribing during the pandemic

How to convert to oral B12 for patients established on IM hydroxocobalamin Other conditions

British Society for Haematology provide guidance on vitamin B12 replacement during the COVID-19 pandemic

NSAIDs and Covid-19 Symptom Management Triage and Treatment

NSAIDs reduce acute symptoms (such as fever). Further evidence is needed regarding effect on long term Covid outcomes

Psychotropic medication Mental Health

Careful consideration should be given to whether now is the best the time to withdraw or change patients from medication