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Covid-19 Primary Care Resources


Testing, Trials and Research

Symptoms and Signs

Emerging evidence on symptoms and signs of Covid-19, and formal case definition from PHE

Triage and Treatment
Covid vaccinations in children

Children age 12 and over who live with immunosuppressed people and young people age 16 and over are now eligible for vaccination

Children and Young People Vaccinations
Management of long Covid in primary care

A summary of current guidelines on symptoms, criteria for diagnosis and an approach to management

Post-viral recovery
Conception, pregnancy, breastfeeding and vaccination

Updated guidance and safety data from the RCOG and PHE Greenbook

Vaccinations Women's Health
Evidence on Covid in children

An updated summary on infection rates, common presentations and transmission

Children and Young People
Management and guidance for febrile children

How to approach possible Covid-19 infection in children and guidance on school attendance

Children and Young People Triage and Treatment
Advice for smokers and vapers

Guidance and emerging evidence on risks of smoking, vaping and illness severity of Covid-19

Other conditions
Chronic Kidney Disease

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

Categorising Risk Groups Isolation and Social Distancing Other conditions Triage and Treatment Vaccinations
New onset diabetes

Covid-19 can trigger new-onset diabetes in previously healthy people

Children and Young People Diabetes Post-viral recovery
PRINCIPLE Trial

One of the largest Covid studies relevant to General Practice in the UK

Covid-19 risk for patients with diabetes

Current evidence on Covid-19 related mortality in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

Categorising Risk Groups Diabetes Post-viral recovery
Treatment with budesonide for acute Covid-19 infection

Inclusion and exclusion criteria and how to prescribe

Prescribing
Transmission

An updated summary of current guidance: most infections are spread through close contact

Infection Control Vaccinations
Clinical trial looking to enrol children and young people

University of Oxford study measuring antibody levels in children age 0-19 across the UK

Children and Young People
Reinfection

When to suspect SARS-CoV-2 reinfection and how to investigate suspected cases

Triage and Treatment
Antigen testing

Lateral flow tests, PCR tests and when to test patients who don’t meet the case definition for Covid-19

Covid-19 vaccine research

NIHR is developing a consent for contact register

QCovid Risk Calculator

Additional people are now being added to the Shielded Patient List using the QCovid risk calculator

Diabetes Mental Health Other conditions Socially Vulnerable Groups Staff Support
Advice on wearing PPE for the public

Revised UK and WHO guidance: education on proper use is critical

Infection Control
Vitamin D

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

Prescribing
Clinical trial requires donated blood plasma

The NHS Blood and Transplant service request donations from people who have recovered from Covid-19

What do I need to know about skin manifestations of Covid-19?

Advice from a Consultant Dermatologist at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases

Ask an Expert Triage and Treatment
Covid Symptom Tracker

Healthcare workers are using this nationwide so that their increased risk can be recorded

When to take an antigen or antibody test for Covid-19

After a few days of illness the concentration of the virus falls

Key workers can now self refer for a Covid-19 test

Details of home and regional testing for key workers and their households, and when best to take the test

Staff Support