Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on BMJ Best Practice & Other Resources

19 March 2020 (updated: 09 March 2021)

The BMJ Best Practice have a very good article on the Coronavirus (Covid-19):

BMJ Best Practice is available free of charge to all GPs and Healthcare Professionals with access provided by the HSE Library.

The BMJ also have developed a COVID-19 Hub (All information is freely available)
BMJ's covid-19 hub supports health professionals and researchers with practical guidance, online CPD courses, as well as the latest news, comment, and research from BMJ. 

Other guidance is available:
WHO. COVID-19 Clinical Management: living guidance.Geneva: World Health Organisation; 25 January 2021. 

NICE. NICE Guideline [NG163]. COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing symptoms (including at the end of life) in the community. London: National Institute for Clinical Excellence; Published 3 April 2020, Updated 13 Oct 2020. 

NICE. NICE Guideline [NG187]:COVID-19 rapid guideline: vitamin D. London: National Institute for Clinical Excellence; 17 December 2020.

NICE. NICE Guideline [NG188]: COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing the long-term effects of COVID-19. London: National Institute for Clinical Excellence; 18 Dec 2020. 

Also the following articles/resources may be worth a read:

BMJ. 2020 Aug 11;370:m3026. doi: 10.1136/bmj.m3026. Management of post-acute covid-19 in primary care. Greenhalgh T, Knight M, A'Court C, Buxton M, Husain L.

BMJ. 2020 Mar 25;368:m1182. doi: 10.1136/bmj.m1182. 10 Minute Consultation: Covid-19: a remote assessment in primary care. Greenhalgh T, Koh GCH, Car J.

BMJ. Covid-19: Remote Consultations: a quick guide to assessing patients by video or voice call, Version 1.3, 25 Mar 2020.

BMJ. 2020 Mar 16;368:m884. doi: 10.1136/bmj.m884. Mobile messaging with patients. Martinengo L, Spinazze P, Car J.

BMJ. 2020 Mar 29;368:m1282. doi: 10.1136/bmj.m1282. Covid-19: Doctors are told not to perform CPR on patients in cardiac arrest. Mahase E, Kmietowicz Z. 

BMJ. 2020 Oct 5;371:m3793. Pandemic threatens primary care for long term conditions. Levene LS, Seidu S, Greenhalgh T, Khunti K. 

BMJ. 2021 Mar 1;372:n526. doi: 10.1136/bmj.n526. PMID: 33649077. A living WHO guideline on drugs to prevent covid-19. Lamontagne F, Agoritsas T, Siemieniuk R, Rochwerg B, Bartoszko J, et al.

The BMJ Opinion. 2020 Jun 18. What we all should know about PPE for healthcare workers. Verbeek, J et al.

Rapid response to: Preventing a covid-19 pandemic (Published 28 February 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m810
You can follow Prof. Liam Glynn's daily #COVIDWATCH on Twitter

BMJ. 2020 Dec 17;371:m4852. doi: 10.1136/bmj.m4852. Update to living systematic review on drug treatments for covid-19. 

BMJ. 2020;370:m2980. Drug treatments for covid-19: living systematic review and network meta-analysis. Published 2020 Jul 30. doi:10.1136/bmj.m2980 Siemieniuk RA, Bartoszko JJ, Ge L, et al.

JAMA. 2020;10.1001/jama.2020.6019. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.6019Pharmacologic Treatments for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): A Review [published online ahead of print, 2020 Apr 13]. Sanders JM, Monogue ML, Jodlowski TZ, Cutrell JB.

Clin Med (Lond). 2020 Mar 5. pii: clinmed.2019-coron. doi: 10.7861/clinmed.2019-coron. [Epub ahead of print] What we know so far: COVID 19 current clinical knowledge and research. Lake MA.

Fam Med Com Health 2020;8:e000361. doi:10.1136/fmch-2020-000361. Contributions and challenges of general practitioners in China fighting against the novel coronavirus crisis. Li DKT, Zhu S. 

The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2020 Mar 23. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30162-6 [Epub ahead of print] Interventions to mitigate early spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Singapore: a modelling study. Koo JR, Cook AR, Park M, Sun Y, Sun H et al.

The Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2020 Mar 23. doi:10.1016/51473-3099(20)30190-0 [Epub ahead of print] Comment: Scientific and ethical basis for social distancing interventions against COVID-19. Lewnard JA, Lo NC.

The Lancet 2020 Jun 1. Epub ahead of print. 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. Chu DK, Akl EA, Duda S, Solo K, Yaacoub S, Sch√ľnemann HJ, on behalf of the COVID-19 Systematic Urgent Review Group Effort (SURGE) Study Authors.

Irish Thoracic Society COVID-19 Guidelines for managing Respiratory Care

Mikuls TR, Johnson SR, Fraenkel L, Arasaratnam RJ, Baden LR, Bermas BL, et al. American College of Rheumatology guidance for the management of adult patients with rheumatic disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. Arthritis Rheumatol E-pub ahead of print. Published June 5 2020.

Crowley D, Cullen W, O'Donnell P, Van Hout MC. Prison and opportunities for the management of COVID-19 [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 10]. BJGP Open. 2020;bjgpopen20X101106. doi:10.3399/bjgpopen20X101106

Walsh KA, Jordan K, Clyne B, et al. SARS-CoV-2 Detection, Viral Load and Infectivity over the Course of an Infection: SARS-CoV-2 Detection, Viral Load and Infectivity [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 29]. J Infect. 2020;S0163-4453(20)30449-7. doi:10.1016/j.jinf.2020.06.067

iHealthFacts - Quickly and easily check the reliability of a health claim.

COVID-19 publications: Evidence Synthesis Ireland, Cochrane Ireland and the HRB Trials Methodology Research Network have refocused their collective resources on prioritised COVID-19 activities to support healthcare policy and practice decision making in Ireland and beyond. 

HIQA publishes four evidence summaries to support national response to COVID-19.

HIQA's Health Technology Assessments (HTAs)

Irish Hospice Foundation COVID-19 Care & Inform Hub.

NICE to produce rapid COVID-19 guidelines.

CEBM (Centre for Evidence Based Medicine) Oxford COVID-19 Evidence Service.

Living Mapping and Living Systematic Reviews of COVID-19 Studies (@COVIDNMA

Cochrane Library - Special Collection Coronavirus (COVID-19): remote care through telehealth

McMaster University COVID-END (COVID-19 Evidence Network to support Decision-making)

UpToDate COVID-19 Resources
For those who don't have access, Guest Passes for UpToDate access are now available through April 30, 2020.

CEBD Coronavirus Dermatology Resource

The Palliative Hub - COVID-19 Guidance for Professionals

Health Education England - Coronavirus e-learning programme

For more resources, please visit the ICGP COVID-19 Clinical Hub.