Coronavirus – Top 10 tips on what to do in primary care
Paediatrics top tips: COVID-19 relating to children and young people - Tips for assessing children and young people presenting with potential COVID-19 symptoms.
Changes to death certification - A brief screencast summarising the latest changes in death certification, in response to COVID-19.
COVID-19: Myth Busting - A short module highlighting the facts from the fakes.
Management of the long term effects of COVID-19 - The RCGP response and top tips for caring for our patients.
Consider your balance between remote and face to face care – have you got it right and how might it need to change in the months to come? Think about how you are going to manage respiratory symptoms over the winter and be aware of the issues with COVID-19 in children and what to do if resuscitation is needed.Shielding is paused and is unlikely to return in the same form as at the start of the pandemic.Know about the standard operating procedure (SOP) for primary care Appraisal is restarting in a very light-touch way and there are other changes to administration.Continue to wear PPE w
RCGP says the plans should contain:
costed proposals for additional funding for general practice
solutions for how the current GP workforce capacity can manage new and pre-existing pressures
commitments to continue the reduction in regulatory burdens and ‘red tape’, which has enabled GPs to spend more time on frontline patient care during the pandemic
a systematic approach for identifying those patients who are likely to require primary care support; and proposals for how health inequalities will be minimised to ensure all patients have access to the necessary post-COVI
The findings of this paper show that safety lapses in primary and ambulatory care are common. About half of the global burden of patient harm originates in primary and ambulatory care, and estimates suggest that nearly four out of ten patients experience safety issue(s) in their interaction with this setting. Safety lapses in primary and ambulatory care most often result in an increased need for care or hospitalisations. Available evidence estimates the direct costs of safety lapses – the additional tests, treatments and health care – in primary and ambulatory care to be around 2.5% of total h
'Scenario: Management of adults and children with post-traumatic stress disorder' covers the management of adults and children presenting with post-traumatic stress disorder. It includes guidance on how to manage the person whilst they are waiting to be seen by the specialist and outlines the treatments that may be offered.
Working with clinicians and patients, the PRSB have published this standard along with implementation guidance for digital referrals from GPs to hospitals. Once implemented, it will ensure that clinicians have the right information they need to provide the best care for patients. The standard was produced in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians Health Informatics Unit and input from the Royal College of General Practitioners.
By using the standard professionals will have access to all relevant information in a timely manner results in safer and more consistent care for peopl