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Is my skin rash a COVID-19 symptom?

Is my skin rash a COVID-19 symptom?   Please see https://covid.joinzoe.com/post/covid-skinrash for the original article and download the COVID-19 phone app to report your COVID status daily.    June 17, 2020 By Dr. Veronique Bataille and Dr. Justine Kluk Reports that first came from China and then from Europe h...

B12 Deficiency - including during COVID

Thanks to apps.nhslothian.scot for summarising and collating this B12 guidance. Please click on their link for more details COVID-19:  The British Society of Haematology previously advised that during the COVID19 pandemic: "Liver stores last for a year and hence levels of B12 will not be affected if one to two 3 monthly injection is omitte...

Help for the self employed in COVID times.

1. For the self employed who have dropped income due to COVID, there may be government grants available to help you.  2. You can also defer your self assessment tax payment in July 2020 for 6 months - without penalty or interest.    Government grants: The scheme will allow you to claim a taxable grant of 80% of your average monthly trad...

Support primary care education in resource poor countries

Join Pallant in supporting primary care education in resource poor countries by donating to Primary Care International at:  https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/covid19guidance-healthcareworkers-global     As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread across the globe, Primary Care International has begun to receive urgent requests for help from front-...

Novel multi-system inflammatory disease in children

An alert has been issued by PICSUK on 27/04/20 regards an increased number of reported cases of novel presentation of multisystem inflammatory disease . Over the weekend, PICS members received an email alert from NHS England highlighting a small rise in the number of cases of critically ill children presenting with an unusual clinical picture. Many of these ch...

Red Whale update - Diphtheria cases in the UK

  Possible outbreak of this serious infectious disease?     ...

NHS Digital News Bulletin on e-referrals

An even more important reason why we should all have the relevant log ins. ...

FourteenFish Learning Diary App update

If you're a member of FourteenFish and part of the Pallant Community, what better way to get organised for the year ahead than to download the updated Learning Diary App...   A great update to our Learning Diary app We wanted to let you know about an important new update to our Learning Diary app for iPhone and iPad. You can now ...

Getting off to a good start - Surgery computer access / log in for our Locums

 It would be great if you could help our Pallanteers to get set up to work efficiently at your practice from the moment they arrive - without having to bother your busy staff. .....A big thank you to all practices who already do this!  Having a computer switched on and ready to go would be fantastic and avoid any ‘booting up’ delays. For...

Low back pain and sciatica

This is an updated guideline from NICE on the management of low back pain and sciatica. There is quite a bit that is new in this guideline, but it probably doesn't really add much to our current management. The biggest change is that they don't advise the use of paracetamol on its own. Risk stratify patients: Use a tool like the STarT Back t...

Management of premenstrual syndrome in general practice

This is an updated guideline from RCOG on PMS. It is also known as premenstrual disorder, or PMD, in some studies. There isn't too much new in this. I will summarise all the bits relevant to us. In short, we can try the COC, Vit B6 and SSRI in general practice. POPs do not work. Cause The cause of PMS is still uncertain. It is known that serotonin and GABA r...
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