15th April Covid-19 Update

Ibuprofen and Covid-19; Write to your MP

Please find below a summary of today’s Covid-19 news relevant to GDPs in Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Today’s GG&C Chief of Dentistry update is available here.

  1. IBUPROFEN AND COVID-19
    • The Commission of Human Medicines (CHM) have produced a response on Ibuprofen/NSAIDs and the rumours of its impact on Covid-19.
    • “The Commission on Human Medicines’ Expert Working Group on coronavirus (COVID-19) has concluded that there is currently insufficient evidence to establish a link between use of ibuprofen, or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and contracting or worsening of COVID- 19.”
  2. BDA: WRITE TO YOUR MP
    • The BDA have produced a very simple ‘Write to your MP’ tool that automatically identifies and emails your MP with any concerns you might have about your financial sustainability.
    • Your are able to edit the template letter to add/remove commentary specific to your situation.
    • You do not have to be a member to use this tool.
  3. EMAIL REFERRALS INTO SPECIAL CARE HUBS
    • The Chief of Dentistry letter has acknowledged the difficulty GDPs are having in phoning the special care hubs.
    • He has indicated that an email referral pathway is in development which would hopefully streamline the process.

GG&C Chief of Dentistry Update 15th April
CHM report on Ibuprofen 
BDA ‘Staying Safe Poster’

Glasgow Outline