COVID-19 Information and Resources

RDTC has developed this page to bring together information and resources to support our stakeholders to respond quickly to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. RDTC badged items have been developed for and by the RDTC, but the page also lists other useful pieces of guidance. Given the rapid  response required usual governance processes may not have been followed to the extent they would have been under normal circumstances. 

As this is a rapidly changing area resources will be revised or removed regularly  - please check you are using the latest version of any resource. 

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RDTC Covid-19 Workplan

  No Document Date
MS Word document   NW guidance: Care homes’ safe access and use of medicines: guidance, templates and flowcharts May 2020
PDF document   The national flu immunisation programme 2020/21 May 2020
PDF document 13 COVID-19  Anticoagulation in cancer Apr 2020
PDF document 12 COVID-19:  Prescribing for Asthma and COPD guidance Apr 2020
PDF document 11 COVID-19  Extension of monitoring intervals for medicines in primary care (version 4) Apr 2020
PDF document 10 Practical warfarin monitoring during the COVID-19 pandemic response (version 2.1) Jul 2020
PDF document 09 Covid 19 QAA -Switching from intravenous to subcutaneous infliximab (version 3) Aug 2020
PDF document 08 COVID-19 - Vitamin D and infection risk (version 4) Aug 2020
PDF document 07 Resources available to support practices in maximising Electronic repeat dispensing (eRD) during the COVID-19 pandemic response (version 2) Apr 2020
PDF document 238KB 06 Alternatives to hydroxocobalamin B12  injection during the COVID-19 pandemic (version 2) Apr 2020
PDF document 190KB 05 COVID-19 - Prescribing in diabetes guidance Apr 2020
PDF document 208KB 04 Monitoring direct acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs) during the COVID-19 pandemic Apr 2020
PDF document 171KB 03 UPDATE IN PROGRESS
Managing drugs requiring monitoring during the COVID-19 pandemic
Apr 2020
PDF document 239KB 02 Covid 19 - Asthma and COPD- oral steroid or antibiotic 'rescue packs' and extra steroid inhalers (version 3) Apr 2020
PDF document 239KB 01 Early use of antibiotics in high-risk patients (version 2) Apr 2020