RCPCH COVID-19 guidance for healthcare professionals working in paediatrics and child health

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has published COVID-19 guidance for healthcare professionals working in paediatrics and child health, with signposts and links to further information Occupational health Safeguarding, looked after children and vulnerable children processes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland Working in community paediatrics Paediatric scenarios Children at increased risk of COVID-19...

Occupational Health Advice for employers and pregnant women during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Guidance for pregnant women in these key professions, and in particular for pregnant healthcare professionals, the following information may be helpful when discussing how best to ensure health and safety in the workplace with their occupational health teams. Useful sections for Primary Care: Available information about risks of contracting COVID-19 in pregnancy  2.1 Risk to pregnant women 2.2 Risk to the baby  Recommendations for pregnant healthcare workers  3.1 Protection of all pregnant...

Coronavirus Infection in Pregnancy

Resource for UK Healthcare Professionals based on a combination of available evidence, good practice and expert advice. The priorities are (i) the reduction of transmission of COVID-19 to pregnant women and (ii) the provision of safe care to women with suspected/confirmed COVID-19.  Sections Relevant to Primary Care:  Advice for health professionals to share with pregnant women  Advice for services caring for women with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 Advice for services caring for women...

British Geriatrics Society COVID 19 Guidance

The British Geriatrics Society has compiled a list of current official UK/global advice and publications relating to COVID-19: Coronavirus and older people (Resource series) BGS statement on the COVID-19 pandemic COVID-19: Managing the COVID-19 pandemic in care homes COVID-19 and medicines advice for older people Coronavirus: Managing delirium in confirmed and suspected cases - BGS, EDA and RCPsych COVID-19: Geriatric basics for non-specialists Facing a new reality – challenges for acute...

Clinical Frailty Scoring

Rapid NICE guidance produced in response to the COVID outbreak clearly outlines the importance of identifying and grading frailty using the Clinical Frailty Scale.  The purpose is to identify patients who are at increased risk of poor outcomes and who may not benefit from critical care interventions. ** Not been widely validated in younger populations (below 65 years of age), or in those with learning disability. It may not perform as well in people with stable long term disability such as...

GPNI have brought together a large multi-disciplinary working group to generate and collate the most up to date and relevant information for Northern Ireland Primary Care.  Below you will find important updates regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic along with primary care specific guidance.  This is a developing resource which will be updated as new information and guidelines become available.

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