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COVID-19 Information for primary, community and integrated care teams

COVID-19

The Coronavirus pandemic is creating a particularly challenging environment for primary, community and integrated teams to deliver care to patients with respiratory disease. The situation is evolving creating constant change.

Last Updated: 2 April 2020

PCRS has drawn together the following sources of information which will be updated regularly.

PCRS Pragmatic Guidance for crisis management of asthma and COPD during the UK
Covid-19 epidemic

We have issued pragmatic guidance for the routine and crisis management of patients with asthma and COPD during the UK Covid-19 epidemic. The guide has been written to response to the questions that primary care colleagues are now asking, particularly around steroid use as Covid-19 cases continue to rise.


Guidance for Primary Care

BTS has produced brief guidance for Community Respiratory Services in relation to COVID-19 (PDF download) and advice re PR classes is to stop classes to reduce the risk to patients, and to enable staff redeployment to acute community settings. Consider alternative methods of rehab such as online and web‐based resources.

Please see the ARTP guidelines for COVID-19 for advice on lung function testing including spirometry.

The latest NHS guidance including information on severe acute respiratory infection.

Guidance on Shielding

Other Information

Other Resources

If you have a  COVID-19 resource you would like to share, please contact us.

 

Last modified: 
02/04/2020
Category: 
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News
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Derivation: 
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Clinical Area: 
COVID-19
Infection
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