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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.

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

PCRS COVID-19 Guidance

Current advice by UK Nation


Advice from other Health Professions

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.

PHE: rapid tests for use in community pharmacies or at home

Asthma UK and British Lung Foundation have developed a Post-COVID Hub for patients, researchers and professionals.


Latest from NICE

NICE has issued new rapid guidance on caring for patients in the community with severe asthma and adults with suspected or confirmed pneumonia. There is also rapid guidance from NICE on managing symptoms (including at the end of life) in the community and guidelines on the community management of patients with COPD.


Patient Resources


Other PCRS Resources


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

Last modified: 
23/11/2020
Category: 
Clinical resource or information
News
Patient information
Derivation: 
PCRS Produced / Collaboration
Clinical Area: 
COVID-19
Infection
Listing Status: 
Current