Coronavirus (1043) BMJ Learning: Investigating and managing long COVID

23 October, 2020

From our colleagues at BMJ. This course is free and can be accessed here:

I have briefly looked at the content and I think this has global value, but note that UK guidance is referred to and guidance may not be the same in other countries.


There is emerging evidence that COVID-19 patients may experience persistent or recurring symptoms and you may be seeing a number of patients who are concerned about this.

Post-acute COVID-19 (also referred to as “long COVID”) has been described as delayed recovery extending beyond three weeks from the onset of first symptoms.

Our clinical pointers course on COVID-19 in primary care has a practical section on the complications of COVID-19 and post-discharge care which has been written specifically for GPs.

Who is this course for?


GP trainees

After completing this module you should understand:

- When and how to consult remotely and face to face during the COVID-19 pandemic

- Key clinical features and complications of COVID-19 in primary care, and how to manage them

- How to prioritise ongoing clinical care in general practice during the COVID-19 pandemic

- The role of general practitioners in identifying and advising shielded patients

- The importance of working safely in primary care during the pandemic, including appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and consideration of the wellbeing of GPs and other practice staff.


Best wishes, Neil

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