The Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast: COVID-19  – Episode 3

Published: 8th April 2020

The Primary Care Knowledge Boost Podcast: COVID-19 

COVID-19 Episode 3: Managing COVID-19 in General Practice (supported by GP Excellence)

Lisa and Sara are joined by GPs Dr Viren Mehta and Dr Joanna Bircher who summarise new guidelines and evidence relevant in primary care this week.

Covered this episode:

  • Clinically recognised natural courses of COVID-19 infection
  • Remotely assessing and risk stratifying COVID-19 patients
  • Learning points from the updated standard operating procedures from NHS England
  • Salient points from the new NICE guidelines on managing pneumonia in adults in the community
  • Briefly touch on the updated PHE guidance on PPE


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