Family physicians, general practitioners and primary care providers are essential to the fight against COVID-19. We need to:

  • Assist with screening and testing in communities
  • Opportunistically screen and test in facilities
  • Case find in patients that attend with acute respiratory infections
  • Manage mild and moderate cases of COVID-19
  • Refer more severe cases appropriately
  • Offer palliative care where appropriate to critical cases
  • Maintain appropriate infection prevention and control measures in our practices

The South African Academy of Family Physicians connects you to a range of resources that can help you provide these essential services.


General Resources


NICD

National Institute for Communicable Diseases COVID-19 Guidelines


SAMA

South African Medical Association COVID-19 Resources


WHO

World Health Organization Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic



Family Medicine and Primary Care Resources


SA ADULT PRIMARY CARE GUIDELINES

Knowledge Translation Unit Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other resources


GUIDELINES FOR PRIVATE GENERAL PRACTITIONERS

COVID-19 Guidelines for Private General Practitioners in South Africa


GUIDELINES FOR PALLIATIVE CARE

PALPRAC COVID-19 Guidelines for health care professionals


RCGPLearning

Royal College of General Practitioners Learning COVID-19 Resource Hub.


WONCA

World Organisation of Family Doctors Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources


RuDASA

Rural Doctors Association of Southern Africa (RuDASA)



Dialogue with other Family Physicians and General Practitioners


SAAFP Information Telegram Channel

This is a SA Academy of Family Physicians channel with the latest information for General Practitioners and Family Physicians.


SA Family Physicians Telegram Group

This is a collaborative group for Family Physicians to share practices and relevant research.



Continuing Professional Development


Primary Care management of COVID-19

Article published in the South African Family Practice


Novel coronavirus pandemic: A clinical overview

Article published in the South African Family Practice


CPD courses

CPD courses linked to the South African Family Practice for SAAFP members


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