Update NICE Guidance on COVID 19 and Severe Asthmatics


NICE have issued new COVID 19 specific guidance for the management of severe or complex asthma cases.  As you will see, this is very much aimed at the more severe and complex patients within the acute system.  It does however have many useful elements for primary care including a useful communications section explaining the appropriate approach to interacting with parents, carers and CYP with asthma to both reduce their anxiety about COVID 19 and get the most from a consultation, minimising face to face contact and where such contacts are required that they minimise risk of exposure to the clinician and patient alike. It also include details on Biologics and an advisory on the continuance of corticosteroids and spacers

 

See: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng166