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Overview

Read all of BSR's resources on rheumatology and COVID-19.

You can now access all of our COVID-19 guidance through COVA, a button-based chatbot designed to help you find the relevant information you require quickly and easily.

To use the chatbot, select the chat icon at the bottom right corner of every page of our website. and use the buttons to easily find the information you're looking for.

We developed this clinician-focused version of COVA in partnership with Versus Arthritis, who originally developed a patient-focused version.

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COVID-19 guidance

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COVID-19: research into experiences of lupus patients

Under 30% of patients with lupus and other systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases felt medically supported during the first wave of the pandemic
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Supporting clinicians: implementing COVID-19 Green Book recommendations

Pressing to ensure clinically extremely vulnerable patients are offered vaccination before planned immunosuppression
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Easy access: all of our COVID-19 resources

Need some resources for COVID-19? We've compiled everything we have into one handy news story
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Arthritis drugs could help save lives of COVID-19 patients

Our perspective on the recent COVID-19 news around tocilizumab and sarilumab
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COVID-19: managing rheumatology services with reduced capacity

Find out how services can be managed alongside key constraints such as staffing levels
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COVID-19: risk assessment tools and patient vulnerability

Prof Karen Walker-Bone on recently developed COVID-19 risk assessment tools
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New guidance: COVID-19 vaccinations

We've developed some guidance for rheumatology professionals, based on advice from the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation
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Rare autoimmune rheumatic disease patients at higher risk of dying during COVID-19 pandemic

A new study looked at 170,000 health records and found that those over 35 with rare rheumatic diseases were at heightened risk
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COVID-19: England’s second lockdown and clinically extremely vulnerable people

Clarifying which rheumatology patients are considered clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV)
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If you have any queries related to COVID-19 and rheumatology, please email our Policy team, who'll be happy to help.

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Members can access our COVID-19 forum to share their information and experiences during the pandemic.

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