Managing COVID-19: information and latest evidence for health professionals


  • Episode 45: COVID antivirals update
    Dr Caroline West, medical advisor and GP, NPS MedicineWise, talks to Professor Sarah Hilmer and Associate Professor Charlotte Hespe about the use of oral COVID antivirals in vulnerable people.

  • Episode 33: Talking to parents about the COVID vaccine
    In this episode, NPS MedicineWise medical advisor Dr Caroline West speaks with Prof Sarah Hilmer and Prof Josh Davis, members of the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce Guidelines Leadership Group. They give an update on the new antiviral treatments now available and answer some frequently asked COVID management questions.

Listening to any of these podcasts can be recorded (in 30-minute increments) as self-directed CPD learning. RACGP members can use Quick Log to record this activity.

Community members share why they got vaccinated

The Department of Health website features videos from five community members who explain why they chose to get vaccinated. The translated videos are in English, Arabic, Hindi, Indonesian, Samoan and Urdu.

National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce recommendations

NPS MedicineWise is a partner to the work of the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce (the Taskforce) which is producing ‘living’ guidelines to support front-line clinicians with reliable and up-to-date advice on the latest evidence.

Members of the Taskforce include peak health professional bodies whose members are providing clinical care to people with COVID-19, and the guidelines are specific to managing COVID-19 across mild, moderate, severe and critical illness.

For the latest guidance please visit the Taskforce website

NPS MedicineWise is supporting the work of the Taskforce by helping clinicians to understand how to implement relevant guidelines into clinical practice. This includes publication of evidence summaries on medicines and tests, and working through Choosing Wisely Australia to support implementation into healthcare protocols and systems.