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  • Clinical guidance for managing COVID-19

    Provides RCN members across the health and social care workforce, including nursing support workers and students, with clinical information and key resources to support their understanding of and help them with management of COVID-19. (RCN)

  • Coronavirus guidance for General Practice

    Contains updates and guidance, Standard Operating Procedures and shielding patients at high risk. (NHS England)

  • Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    Includes diagnosis, management, follow up and resources. (BMJ Best Practice)

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Awareness

    A free online resource for those working in the public sector, particularly key workers, to learn about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), symptoms, infection prevention, investigation, guidance and support. (Skills for Health)

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    This programme contains e-learning courses relating to the prevention and treatment relating to the Coronavirus pandemic. (e-LfH - Health Education England Programme in partnership with the NHS and Professional Bodies)

  • Covid-19 Resource Hub

    The COVID-19 Resource Hub has been created to support GPs in understanding and managing this pandemic, with topics ranging from diagnosis to keeping your practice safe. It includes: ‘Coronavirus - Top 10 tips on what to do in primary care’ and ‘Managing Patients with Chronic Respiratory Symptoms during a Pandemic’. (RCGP Learning)

  • Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service

    Reviews of a range of evidence including: ‘Are there any evidence-based ways of assessing dyspnoea (breathlessness) by telephone or video?’

  • Blood pressure

    The Renal Association, UK position statement for patients: novel corona virus infection and the use of blood pressure medications

  • Clinical guide for the management of people with diabetes during the coronavirus pandemic

    Speciality guide for diabetes teams (hospital and community) during COVID-19. (NHS England and NHS Improvement)

  • Coronavirus and diabetes

    Information for people living with diabetes and their families. (Diabetes UK)

  • Type 1 diabetes: What to do when you are ill and Type 2 diabetes: What to do when you are ill

    The TREND-UK sick-day rules leaflets for type 1 and 2 diabetes have been revised in response to the coronavirus outbreak. (TREND-UK)

  • Diabetesonthenet

    Currently available resources related to diabetes and the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Injection Technique Matters

    Educational videos on injection technique, correct use of a pen device, and self-examination of injection sites.

  • At a glance factsheet: COVID-19 and diabetes

    This quick reference guide reviews a number of issues that healthcare professionals may need to consider when caring for people with diabetes. (Primary Care Diabetes Society)

  • Leicester Diabetes Centre

    The Leicester team have created a bank of videos, information, resources and publications.

  • Podcast: SWEET TALKING EP4: Needs of The Many

    In times of COVID19, a message for those with diabetes- and all HCPs working to try and tackle it. By Partha Kar, National Specialty Advisor for Diabetes at NHS England.

  • COVID-19 Information for primary, community and integrated care teams

    PCRS has drawn together guidance, information and resources for primary care. Includes shared resources for Healthcare Professionals and frequently asked questions of asthma management. (The Primary Care Respiratory Society)

  • COVID-19: GINA answers to frequently asked questions on asthma management

    Some sources have suggested that “corticosteroids” should be avoided during the COVID-19 epidemic. This advice is about the use of oral corticosteroids unless there is a clear indication for their use. However, patients with asthma should not stop their prescribed inhaled corticosteroid controller medication (or prescribed oral corticosteroids). (Global Initiative for Asthma)

  • Managing Patients with Chronic Respiratory Symptoms during a Pandemic

    The COVID-19 Resource Hub has been created to support GPs in understanding and managing this pandemic, with topics ranging from diagnosis to keeping your practice safe. This hub will be updated daily with the latest developments and guidance. (RCGP)

  • Asthma Control Test (ACT)

    This is an essential way of monitoring and self-monitoring asthma control. Think of this as the ‘HbA1C for asthma’. See RESPIRATORY SUPER-USEFUL LINKS blog 2.4.20 for more information.

  • Exercise Videos

    People with COPD might not be able to exercise or attend pulmonary rehabilitation. You can send them the links to some of the excellent videos produced by the British Lung Foundation.

  • Inhaler technique video

    Click this link, and then find the inhaler(s) your patient is taking. Then send them the link to their own inhaler(s). Send this even if it sounds like their asthma is well controlled, as it might just make their technique more effective, or prevent them picking up a bad habit.

  • Managing a flare-up (1)

    The British Lung Foundation provides some great information for patients about how to manage their condition, about breathlessness, and what to do in the event of a flare-up.

  • Managing a flare-up (2)

    The British Lung Foundation provides some great information for patients about how to manage their condition, about breathlessness, and what to do in the event of a flare-up.

  • Telephone Triage: COPD and Asthma

    This video is about managing stable COPD and asthma patients over the phone, or via video conferencing. It’s only a couple of minutes long, has some really great ideas, and is well worth watching.

  • Coronavirus: 8 ways to look after your mental health

    As news about coronavirus (COVID-19) dominate the headlines and public concern is on the rise, Mental Health Europe would like to remind that taking care of your mental health is as important as looking after your physical health. Good mental health and positive wellbeing can help you better cope with the COVID-19 threat and the uncertainty it’s creating. (Mental Health Europe)

  • FACE COVID – How To Respond Effectively To The Corona Crisis 1

    This animation illustrates how to use ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to deal with the Corona crisis and the fear, anxiety and worry that goes with it. (Dr. Russ Harris - Acceptance Commitment Therapy)

  • Mindfulness for your everyday life

    Headspace - the well-known meditation app is offering free support during this time of crisis.

  • Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation app

    Sleep more. Stress less. Live better.

  • Self-care for health professionals during COVID-19

    Dr Paul Keeley covers self-care and emotional issues for health professionals in this presentation. Caring for yourself during this period will have a positive impact on you, your family, your colleagues and ultimately your patients. (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow)

  • Gathering of Healthcare professionals; Healthcare Starts with Self Care

    You can access free online zoom sessions like this. Don’t worry if you haven’t already tried Zoom yet as it’s easy to use – we promise!

  • Oxford Mindfulness Centre

    The Oxford Mindfulness Centre is offering weekly online mindfulness sessions. In their words, ‘these sessions are completely free and open to the general public, meaning you do not need prior mindfulness experience or practice to take part. Each session will also be available as a free podcast shortly after for anyone who missed the live session or wishes to practice again.’

  • Frontline Distress Service

    FREE online mental health and emotional wellbeing support services, set up by therapists to support NHS staff.

  • Meditainment

    Free meditation resource from Wellmind Health - the company that created Be Mindful For the duration of the current global crisis you can join Meditainment for Free and get unlimited access to a library of 20 unique guided meditation journeys.

  • Every Mind Matters

    in line with this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week theme of “kindness”, PHE will be encouraging people to be kind to themselves by taking action to get a good sleep. We know that sleep has become a concern for lots of people in recent weeks. You can download new resources from the PHE website.

  • Mental health wellness tips for quarantine

    A Psychologist’s advice on how to cope with Covid-19.

  • The Relational School

    An online psychological support plan for all NHS staff involved in the current COVID-19 crisis.

  • Managing in a Crisis

    Alan Molineaux, our Head of Training Strategy, has brought together a few thoughts from his experience of leading teams, project management, training leaders, dealing with crisis, and supporting NHS Primary Care managers over the last 12 years. We keep being told we are in unprecedented days. Whist this is true different forms of crisis arise all the time and we can learn general lessons from the experiences of others. This is a single page which may help you in these challenging times.