Date of prep: December 2020
Prescribing information and
adverse events reporting
For healthcare professionals only
NICE has published 4 new rapid guidelines on the active management of patients with suspected and confirmed COVID-19, and in patients without COVID-19. The guidelines have been designed to maximise the safety of patients whilst enabling services to make the best use of NHS resources.
The guideline on rheumatological autoimmune, inflammatory and metabolic bone disorders says that patients with COVID-19 should not suddenly stop taking their medication but should seek advice on which medicines to continue and which to temporarily stop.
If they feel unwell, patients should contact their rheumatology team about any rheumatological medicines issues or if their condition worsens contact NHS 111 for advice on COVID-19. Healthcare professionals should use NHS England’s COVID-19 clinical guide when deciding what treatments are appropriate.
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