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Long COVID – how does it feel?

Read the findings of a survey of thirteen doctors experiencing persistent symptoms following COVD-19 infection. Taylor AK, Kingstone T, Briggs TA, O’Donnell CA, Atherton H, Blane DN, Chew-Graham CA. ‘Reluctant pioneer’: A qualitative study of doctors’ experiences as patients with long COVID. Health Expect. 2021 Mar 22. doi: 10.1111/hex.13223.

Managing anaphylaxis: guidance for GPs delivering the COVID-19 vaccine

RCGP have published a webinar where Dr Michael Mulholland, Dr Jonathan Leach and Dr Paul Turner discuss the management of anaphylaxis in the context of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Delivering CVD services during the pandemic

A practical guide to help primary care teams across England overcome limitations created by COVID-19 and continue to deliver quality cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention services. Since the arrival of the pandemic, patients are likely to have had less contact with healthcare professionals, leading to lower detection rates for CVD risk factors such as hypertension and … Read more

Find out about long COVID

Long COVID is the theme of the October CPD Zone newsletter – read it here.

BMJ Practice pointer – video consultations

At the start of the pandemic many clinicians turned to video consultations.  A BMJ practice pointer summarises the evidence on the use of video consultations and offers practical recommendations for video consulting in primary care and outpatient settings. It describes the evidence for video consultations, practical issues, how to conduct a video consultation (including physical … Read more

Learn about Long-COVID

Analysis of data from the COVID Symptom Tracker study has shown that one in 20 people are likely to suffer from COVID-19 symptoms lasting more than 8 weeks. One in seven (14.5%) of people with symptomatic COVID-19 would be ill for at least 4 weeks, one in 20 (5.1%) for 8 weeks and one in … Read more

COVID-19, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism

Professor Beverley Hunt, a world-renowned expert on thrombosis, discusses the often-overlooked killers of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, as well as explaining the clotting impact of COVID-19. Read here: Covid-19, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, GM 13 October 2020 (15 minute read / 0.5 CPD points.)

Well-being during COVID-19

The Oxford Centre for Spirituality and Wellbeing have compiled a page of wellbeing resources – webinars, psychological support and websites – to support staff wellbeing during the pandemic. See other COVID-19 resources 

Helping older adults at home during the pandemic

Home treatment services can help manage vulnerable older adults in a familiar home environment even during the Covid-19 pandemic. An article in GM journal (0.5 CPD points) describes the setting up of a home treatment team service for older adults with functional and organic disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic and analyses outcomes from this service. … Read more

COVID-19 Recovery and Rehabilitation elearning

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues it is recognised that those who recover from the virus often continue to display a range of physical and psychological symptoms that require therapy and support. Health Education England have developed a new COVID-19 Recovery and Rehabilitation e-learning programme which aims to provide health and care staff with strategies and … Read more

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