COVID-19 Resources

Please see references, guidelines and documents concerning Pharmacy, Cancer and COVID-19 from around the world.

Please see useful websites check out:  https://www.bopa.org.uk/useful-websites/

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UKCPA webinars:

These webinars are aimed at pharmacists who will be drafted into new areas of work during the COVID-19 crisis.

These webinars are FREE and open to all.  You can either watch them live and register via the RPS website OR watch the recorded sessions.  Recordings can be accessed from the below link on the RPS website or via our BOPA ‘Useful Websites’ link above:

https://www.rpharms.com/development/coronavirus-cpd-resources#critcarebasics

 

CRUK Your Treatment Diary Video for patients:

to help enable pre-treatment consultations to take place remotely to reduce the need for F2F consultations: https://youtu.be/16ZIZ3Il6UI

 

Articles from journals:

 

NHSE interim treatment options:

Message from Steve Williamson, NHS England Lead Cancer Pharmacist

29th April 2020 – NHSE Interim treatment options

Dear Colleague

You may have seen that NICE has published an updated table to the SACT clinical guideline NG161 listing many new Interim treatment options earlier this week. See https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng161/resources/interim-treatment-change-options-during-the-covid19-pandemic-endorsed-by-nhs-england-pdf-8715724381. There are a couple of points of clarification for providers to note:

  • Enzalutamide for prostate cancer states it is subject to confirmation, we can confirm enzalutamide is approved, and there is no need to check for confirmation. A Blueteq form for abiraterone for patients unable to tolerate enzalutamide will be made available in due course.
  • Gilteritinib is approved for relapsed /refractory AML and not newly diagnosed AML.
  • Nivolumab is approved in MSI-H colorectal cancer, the wording states ‘subject to confirmation’ we can confirm this is approved and there is no need to check for confirmation.
  • A blueteq form for polatuzumab will be released in due course as NHSE is currently working with the company to ensure there is stock available for the selected patient group.

We advise all these indications are to be billed through the usual specialised commissioning route, as there is additional COVID19 funding available for them.  Any drugs where we have changed the CDF pathway are not funded through CDF as there is separate COVID19 funding for them. We are pleased to note that the manufacturers of many of these drugs have worked with NHS England and offered additional discounts to support the NHS during COVID19.

 

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Changing Services, Changing Oncology Pharmacy COVID-19 Position Statement

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Guidance on testing for asymptomatic healthcare workers and patients in non surgical oncology in UK

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External Documents

Interim treatment change options during the COVID-19 pandemic, endorsed by NHS England

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External Documents, Publications

MOGA (the Medical Oncology Group of Australia): Practical considerations for the management of cancer patients during the COVID19 pandemic

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Guidelines, Publications

Advice for community pharmacists: How can I support cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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NHS: C0119 Advice on maintaining cancer treatment during the COVID-19 response

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Outreach from AstraZeneca UK on COVID-19

Outreach from AstraZeneca UK on COVID-19 for Healthcare Professionals

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External Documents, Guidelines

COVID-19 Strategy for the Interim Management of Testicular Cancer Prepared by the BAUS Section of Oncology

COVID-19 Strategy for the Interim Management of Testicular Cancer Prepared by the BAUS Section of Oncology

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COVID-19 and Palliative, End of Life

This guide is aimed at secondary care HCPs clooking after patients at the end of their lives or who are significantly unwell as the result of both COVID-19 or other possibly life-limiting illnesses.  It has been prepared and collated locally by the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group and the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland. While it is not nationally endorsed by the National Health Service, it may be useful to colleagues throughout the country when preparing their own guidance.

 

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External Documents

The Medical Journal of Australia: Managing haematology and oncology patients during the COVID-19 pandemic: Interim consensus guidance

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UK Melanoma Focus: COVID-19 Guide C – Managing Melanoma Patients during COVID-19 Pandemic – Surgical Guidance for Clinicians

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UK Melanoma Focus: COVID-19 Guide B – Guidelines for Follow-up and SACT for Melanoma during COVID-19 Pandemic

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UK Melanoma Focus: COVID-19 Guide A – COVID-19 Guidance for People being Treated for Melanoma

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UK: COVID-19 and Palliative End of Life and Bereavement Care 22 March 2020

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External Documents, Other

Australian: Cancer Council: Cancer and Coronavirus (COVID-19). Patient information.

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UK NICE: COVID-19 rapid guideline delivery of systemic anticancer treatments 20th March 2020

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UK NICE: COVID-19 rapid guideline critical care 20th March 2020

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External Documents, Guidelines, Training

UK UKCPA: Introduction to Critical Care for pharmacy – Covid – 24th March 2020

This rapidly prepared paper from RPS (UK)  aims to provide you with a brief understanding of the critical care patient, the environment, and some of the tools you will need to provide a basic but solid clinical review.

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UK ONE CANCER VOICE: Advice on Coronavirus for people with cancer – Publication

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