COVID-19 open source sources of information
Please note most of these resources are links to websites and a few are downloadable PDFs.
European excess mortality: https://www.euromomo.eu/index.html
General guidance for primary care
Searchable database from Centre for Evidence-based Medicine, Oxford, Primary Care Group: https://www.cebm.net/oxford-covid-19-evidence-service/
Greenhalgh T et al. Guidance for remote consultations. BMJ 2020;368:m1182 doi: 10.1136/bmj.m1182 https://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/suppl/2020/03/24/bmj.m1182.DC1/gret05591...
Australia: Living guidelines - taking the evidence for primary care and turning into living guidelines and flowcharts by taskforce based at Cochrane Australia at Monash University: https://covid19evidence.net.au/
Bangladesh: Guide to reopening primary care practice during COVID-19: https://www.bpcrs.org/private-chamber-practice-during-covid-19-a-pocket-guide-for-healthcare-professionals-in-bangladesh/390
Brazil: Recomendações de especialistas para a prevenção e controle de infecções por COVID-19 na atenção primária (primeira edição) https://www.ipcrg.org/resources/search-resources/prevencao-e-controle-de-covid-19-na-atencao-primaria-versao-final-em (Translated from the English translation of the original Chinese. See below for English)
China: Expert Recommendations for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 Infections in Primary Care (First Edition) https://www.ipcrg.org/resources/search-resources/expert-recommendations-for-the-prevention-and-control-of-covid-19 (Searchable HTML version - http://rs.yiigle.com/yufabiao/1190994.htm ) See above for Brazilian translation.
China: Handbook on COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control in Communities https://www.ipcrg.org/resources/search-resources/handbook-on-covid-19-infection-prevention-and-control-in-communities
NHS Scotland: http://bit.ly/2vpLIm9
Review and guidance on masks as part of protection for healthcare workers and the public written for India and other populous South Asian countries by Sundeep Salvi (undergoing peer review) http://apiindia.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf/corona-virus/review-article-on-mask.pdf
Spain for pharmacists: https://www.portalfarma.com/Profesionales/campanaspf/Asesoramiento-salud-publica/infeccion-coronavirus-2019-nCoV/Paginas/default.aspx
Pulmonary rehabilitation resource pack from British Thoracic Society when face-to-face is not possible: https://www.brit-thoracic.org.uk/about-us/covid-19-information-for-the-r...
Children - tips for primary care by Edward Snelson https://gppaedstips.blogspot.com/search/label/COVID19
Leaflet for keyworkers who are parents about the mental health of their children: https://www.bps.org.uk/sites/www.bps.org.uk/files/Policy/Policy%20-%20Fi...
Discharge to the community from hospital, and post-COVID survival
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control: https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/documents/covid-19-guidance-discharge-and-ending-isolation-first%20update.pdf
Public Health England: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-stepdown-of-infection-control-precautions-within-hospitals-and-discharging-covid-19-patients-from-hospital-to-home-settings/guidance-for-stepdown-of-infection-control-precautions-and-discharging-covid-19-patients
Community Trauma Toolkit, Dr Penny Burns https://emergingminds.com.au/resources/toolkits/community-trauma-toolkit/
NHS England: Aftercare needs of inpatients recovering from COVID-19 https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/publication/after-care-needs-of-inpatients-recovering-from-covid-19/
Rural and remote
Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine: https://www.acrrm.org.au/support/clinicians/community-support/coronavirus-support
US Rural Health Information Hub https://www.ruralhealthinfo.org/topics/covid-19 and NRHA https://www.ruralhealthweb.org/programs/resources/covid-19-resources
Manitoba, Canada: https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/providers/
Rural Doctors of Southern Africa https://rhap.org.za/covid-19-in-a-rural-setting/
People in informal settlements
Practical advice from ARISE (LSTM, UK) http://bit.ly/ARISE-HUB-COVID-19
Emerging treatment questions for primary care including about people with COPD and/or asthma
Assessment and management of adults with asthma during the covid-19 pandemic 8 June 2020 https://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/369/bmj.m2092.full.pdf NHS London Primary and Community Care Respiratory Resource Pack during COVID-19 (Version 6 - Updated 8 June 2020) including pathways, triage, organisation of care too https://www.pcrs-uk.org/sites/pcrs-uk.org/files/resources/COVID19/Primary-and-Community-Care-Respiratory-Resource-Pack-during-COVID-19-V6.pdf
Our UK group, PCRS resources including Q&As: https://www.pcrs-uk.org/coronavirus
CEBM - Asthma and COVID-19: risks and management considerations https://www.cebm.net/covid-19/asthma-and-covid-19-risks-and-management-considerations/
Australian Asthma Handbook (chaired by our Chair of Education, Amanda Barnard): https://www.asthmahandbook.org.au/clinical-issues/covid-19
Canada - Alberta College of Family Physicians Tools for Practice Rapid Reviews eg hydroxychloroquine https://gomainpro.ca/tools-for-practice/
Malaysian guidelines on inhaled therapy during COVID-19 pandemic - relevant for middle income countries where nebulisation is common and so now needs to be avoided (download PDF version 5 April 2020)
China: Special presentation to WHO-GARD 19 March 2020 from Dr. Bin Cao – Chinese Guideline of Diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 https://gard-breathefreely.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVID-19-China-guideline_BCao.pdf
Portuguese: https://evidentiamedica.com/covid19-evidentia/Emerging data on symptoms from Kings College, London and Zoe using new symptom tracker app which has about 2m UK citizens and now launched in US (1 April 2020) https://covid.joinzoe.com/
PACK - Practical Approach to Care Kit, from the University of Cape Towns Lung Institute Knowledge Translation Unit, South Africa (UCT KTU), in partnership with the British Medical Journal (BMJ): revised algorithm PowerPoint from https://knowledgetranslation.co.za/download/9170/
Rapid review services
University of Edinburgh register of registers called UNCOVER: https://www.ed.ac.uk/usher/uncover/register-of-reviews
Cochrane rapid reviews: questionbank, process, register, rapid reviews underway or completed: clinical questions: https://www.cochrane.org/news/cochrane-clinical-answers-related-covid-19
Primary Care Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (CEBM) at Oxford University https://www.cebm.net/oxford-covid-19/
McMaster University Canada evidence reviews: https://plus.mcmaster.ca/COVID-19/
Ministry of Health, Singapore: https://www.moh.gov.sg/covid-19/clinical-evidence-summaries
Review of papers that hit the headlines from science experts: https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/tag/covid-19/
Education for primary care
Royal College of GPs, UK https://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/course/view.php?id=373 including palliative care
WHO Free courses to improve response to health emergencies by frontline responders. https://openwho.org/
Knowledge Translation Unit, South Africa: https://knowledgetranslation.co.za/resources/covid-19-trainings/|
Kings, London for staff and patients - comprehensive resource on mind and body: https://www.kingshealthpartners.org/our-work/mind-and-body/staff-health-...
Death, dying, and love with Iona Heath https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAR15jyfaqI&feature=emb_rel_pause
Managing vulnerable patients during the COVID-19 crisis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L55qpH1MqxA&feature=emb_rel_pause
Professor Trish Greenhalgh on video consultations and PPE https://bjgplife.com/2020/03/31/professor-trish-greenhalgh-video-consult...
Education for patients - self-help for anxiety and breathing (added following IPCRG webinar 23 May 2020)
Headspace – mindfulness app to reduce stress and anxiety https://www.headspace.com/
Feeling good by David Burns– CBT self help book and other resources https://feelinggood.com/
Self-Help Leaflets for Anxiety and Depression in people with long-term conditions (IMPARTS at King’s College London) https://imparts.org/resources-self-help/
Resources and forum on the British Lung Foundation website https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/dealing-with-your-mental-health/a...
Breathing pattern disorder (previously hyperventilation): https://www.physiotherapyforbpd.org.uk/self-help/
Breathing for COPD and asthma https://www.acprc.org.uk/publications/patient-information-leaflets/
Antibody tests: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52762939
Organisation of care
Curated list of Cochrane reviews on organisation of care eg community health workers in pandemics, shifts from GP to nurse, mobile phones: https://epoc.cochrane.org/our-reviews/summaries-our-reviews/covid-19-rel...
NHS A4 poster guide to holding a video consultation from Design Science: https://design-science.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/NHS_VC_Clinicia...
Use of virtual consultations: Royal Australian College resources and campaign: https://www.racgp.org.au/running-a-practice/practice-resources/practice-...
Models and population level data
Modelling from Imperial College, London https://www.imperial.ac.uk/about/covid-19/
Mortality rates by country by infection rate by age https://www.bmj.com/content/368/bmj.m1052/rr-0
Editorial BMJ 2020-03-26 from our Chair of Research and colleagues: Covid-19: risk factors for severe disease and death: http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/bmj.m1198?ijkey=EaaXnzkhvi8nfTj&keytype=ref
Information for the public
Films in multiple languages: https://www.picturinghealth.org/films-for-communities/
WHO Q&A for the public https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses
Patient charity: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America https://community.aafa.org/blog/coronavirus-2019-ncov-flu-what-people-with-asthma-need-to-know (useful chart comparing symptoms of COVID-19, colds, influenza and allergies)
Patient charity: Asthma UK https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/triggers/coronavirus-covid-19/
Q&As from European Lung Foundation in multiple languages https://www.europeanlung.org/en/QA-covid-19
Hesperian guide to COVID-19 and how to protect yourself for low and middle income countries in many languages: https://es.hesperian.org/hhg/Coronavirus
Supporting someone with breathlessness (please note this website was developed for carers of patients with breathlessness due to COPD or cancer rather than Covid-19, although we have been able to add a few pointers on caring for someone in the recovery phase of Covid-19) https://supporting-breathlessness.org.uk/
Information for young people in 20+ languages: How Do I Protect Myself from Smithsonian Science Education Center and Interacademy Partnership and WHO https://ssec.si.edu/covid-19
Information for researchers
Global Health Respiratory Network (GHRN) https://www.ipcrg.org/projects/research/global-health-respiratory-network/global-health-respiratory-network-ghrn/ghrn
Repositories of peer-reviewed papers
World Health Organization - multiple languages searchable database https://search.bvsalud.org/global-literature-on-novel-coronavirus-2019-n...
Lancet Respiratory Medicinehttps://www.thelancet.com/coronavirus
Physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to prevent person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Lancet 2020-06-01 https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)31142-9/fulltext and Science Media Centre expert review https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reaction-to-review-of-optimal-...
Review for Indian Physicians Association, Sundeep Salvi http://apiindia.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf/corona-virus/review-article-on-mask.pdf
University of Edinburgh Usher Institute 4 rapid reviews for UK policy makers https://www.ed.ac.uk/usher/uncover/completed-uncover-reviews
Oxford CEBM review of respirators for healthcare workers https://www.cebm.net/covid-19/what-is-the-performance-and-impact-of-disposable-and-reusable-respirators-for-healthcare-workers-in-the-context-of-covid-19/
Debate on face coverings for the public (social masks) Greenhalgh et al https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jep.13415
Latest WHO guidance for the public including videos: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks
Rapidly updated guidance on treatment Internet Book of Critical Care: https://emcrit.org/ibcc/COVID19/
Royal College of GPs, UK https://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/course/view.php?id=373
Australian College for Emergency Medicine: Managing COVID-19 across the Indo-Pacific: A guide for emergency departments with limited resources
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