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Covid-19 Primary Care Resources


Prescribing

Diabetes reviews

How to approach diabetes reviews and tools to support remote collection of data

Diabetes
ACE Inhibitors and ARBs

Summary of relevant guidance and emerging evidence for primary care

Other conditions
Treatment with budesonide for acute Covid-19 infection

Inclusion and exclusion criteria and how to prescribe

Testing, Trials and Research
Coagulation disorders and anticoagulation treatment

Updated vaccination guidance for individuals with clotting and bleeding disorders and those on anticoagulant therapy

Other conditions Vaccinations
Guidance on prescribing Covid vaccinations

Advice on prioritisation for the Covid-19 vaccine programme rollout and guidance on prescribing the vaccines

Vaccinations
Contraception

Updated FSRH guidance during the third Covid-19 lockdown

Women's Health
Vitamin D

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

Testing, Trials and Research
Guidance on steroid prescribing

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

Other conditions
How can we best manage insomnia during the pandemic?

Advice from a Consultant Psychiatrist in Behavioural Sleep Medicine

Ask an Expert Mental Health
Neurological conditions

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

Isolation and Social Distancing Other conditions
Clozapine guidance for patients with Covid-19

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

Mental Health
ADHD medications during the COVID-19 outbreak

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

Children and Young People Mental Health
Anticoagulation

Prescribing during the pandemic

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

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

Other conditions
NSAIDs and Covid-19

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

Symptom Management Triage and Treatment
Psychotropic medication

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

Mental Health