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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Staff wellbeing is key: see the page of wellbeing resources compiled by the Oxford Centre for Spirituality and Wellbeing – webinars, psychological support and websites – to support staff wellbeing during the pandemic.

Take a look at the wide ranging list of elearning resources on COVID-19.  compiled by the HEE Knowledge Management team.

The RCGP has created a COVID-19 CPD Hub to support GPs in understanding and managing the coronavirus pandemic, with topics including diagnosis, ethics and keeping your practice safe. This hub will be updated daily with the latest developments and guidance.

HEE e-Learning for Healthcare

  • The HEE Coronavirus elearning  programme is free for all health and social care staff. The courses in the programme include Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Resources for Staff Working in Primary Care and Community Setting, Resources for Staff being Up-Skilled or Redeployed (Nurses and AHPs), End of Life Care COVID-19, Resources for Return to Work Healthcare Staff and Staff Wellbeing and Resilience during Covid-19. More are being added all the time – see the complete list.
  • COVID-19 e-learning on recovery and rehabilitation – learn about strategies and techniques to manage key symptoms experienced by people recovering from COVID-19.

BMJ Learning is providing free access to its most relevant CPD online courses to update and refresh clinical knowledge for those supporting healthcare systems. BMJ Learning Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) includes nfection control and basic personal protective equipment as well as some for those returning to practice, and on wellbeing and self care during periods of increased stress.

eIntegrity have made  their Coronavirus e-Learning Programme available free of charge. This programme brings together quality-assured content from Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare, NHS England and NHS Improvement, and the World Health Organization. The programme is suitable for those who are returning to the workforce to help during the current crisis.

MIMS have published a free learning plan which covers key recent prescribing developments in primary care, for GPs and nurses returning to practice during the coronavirus pandemic. As well as advice on COVID-19, the plan provides information on latest NICE guidance and recent changes to prescribing recommendations and clinical practice in key topic areas.

StudyPRN have made available a free COVID-19 Pandemic CPD resource, consisting of 10 ‘best of five’ style questions assessing your current knowledge of the condition. You will receive 1 hour of CPD on successful completion of this resource.

Trish Greenhalgh and others have published a Practice Note in BMJ to help those in general practice manage remote (telephone or video) COVID-19 consultations. In particular see the 1 page graphic on the last page.
(Ref Covid-19: a remote assessment in primary care.  BMJ 2020;368:m1182 doi: 10.1136/bmj.m1182)

Lecturio have published an online lecture giving a brief background around the science of coronavirus.

Guidelines and evidence

NHS England Primary Care resources  including the updates and guidance for general practice.
Gov.uk guidance for health professionals 
NICE rapid guidelines and evidence reviews on COVID-19.
CEBM series of rapid reviews.

And if you need resources for your patients NHS Library and Knowledge Services have developed a page of Coronavirus Information and resources for the public. It signposts to resources aimed at particular age groups, for those with long term conditions or cancer, for carers, around mental wellbeing and how to look after ourselves. It also includes where to find information in accessible formats.

Last updated: 9 October, 2020

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