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Next steps on transitioning from COVID-19 response to recovery
Next steps on transitioning from COVID-19 response to recovery.
Published 19 May 2022
Staff isolation approach following updated government guidance
Guidance for allowing essential frontline staff to return to work following a negative PCR, if they've had potential contact with COVID-19. Letter from Ruth May, Prof Stephen Powis and, Prerana Issar.
Published 19 July 2021.
NHS response to COVID-19: Transition to NHS level 3 incident
Letters and guidance regarding reducing the national incident level from level 4 to level 3. Letter from Prof Keith Willett and Stephen Groves
Published 25 March 2021.
Patient Car Parking
Hospital car parking should be free for NHS staff during this pandemic. Letter from Julian Kelly.
Published 23 March 2021.
Women’s safety and domestic abuse during COVID-19: a reminder of advice for NHS staff
A reminder of the key signs of domestic abuse and the services available for women. Published 20 March 2021.
Important – for action – Operational priorities for winter and 2021/22
Information of the operational priorities for winter and and beyond. Letter from Amanda Pritchard and Julian Kelly.
Published 23 December 2020.
COVID-19 NHS preparedness and response – notification of return to Incident Level 4
Confirming the health service in England will return to its highest level of emergency preparedness, Incident Level 4, from 00.01, 5 November. Letter from Prof Keith Willett.
Published 5 November 2020.
Third phase of NHS response to COVID-19
Setting out NHS priorities for this third phase. Letter from Sir Simon Stevens and Amanda Pritchard.
Published 31 July 2020.
Minimising nosocomial infections in the NHS
Clarification of the steps to minimise nosocomial infections, protect staff and ensure the timely reporting and management of outbreaks and staff absence. Letter from Amanda Pritchard, Ruth May and Prof Stephen Powis.
Published 9 June 2020.
Antibody testing programme roll out for NHS staff and patients
All systems to commence antibody testing as soon as laboratory capacity permits. Letter from Pauline Philip and Prof Steven Powis.
Published 28 May 2020.
Joint statement on personalised approaches to care and treatment
Every individual should be provided with ongoing opportunities to participate in decisions that affect them. Letter from Baroness Campbell and James Sanderson.
Published 20 May 2020.
Allied health professionals’ role in rehabilitation during and after COVID-19
AHPs are at the centre in shaping the rehabilitation agenda while working as part of the wider multidisciplinary and multiagency teams across all sectors.
Published 18 May 2020.
Domestic abuse during COVID-19: a reminder of advice for NHS staff
The Home Office have launched a national campaign to raise awareness of the dedicated support available for victims of domestic abuse. Letter from Kate Davies and Kenny Gibson.
Published 15 May 2020.
Second phase of NHS response to COVID-19:
Setting out the broad operating environment and approach to work to over the coming weeks. Letter from Sir Simon Stevens and Amanda Pritchard.
Published 29 April 2020.
Maintaining standards and quality of care in pressurised circumstances
Outlining the principle that each person is an individual whose needs and preferences must be taken account of individually. Letter from Prof Stephen Powis and Ruth May.
Published 7 April 2020.
Reducing burden and releasing capacity at NHS providers and commissioners to manage the pandemic
Further guidance to support staff to free-up management capacity and resources. Letter from Amanda Pritchard.
Published 28 March 2020.
Partnership working with the Independent Sector Providers and the Independent Healthcare Providers Network (IHPN)
Information on the national agreement with independent sector (IS) healthcare providers to secure all available inpatient capacity and resource in every area in England. Letter from Neil Permain.
Published 14 August 2020.
Next steps on NHS response to COVID-19:
Documents outlining the next steps for re-instating activities previously put on hold because of the pandemic. Letters from Sir Simon Stevens and Amanda Pritchard.
Updated 6 July 2020.
Supporting nurses, midwives and nursing associates (England) in the event of a COVID-19 epidemic in the UK
Nursing and midwifery staff are expected to practice in line with the NMC code and use their judgement in this abnormal emergency situation.
Published 12 March 2020.
Patient testing letter
Testing can now be expanded to all non-elective patients admitted into organisations that require a bed overnight. Letter from Ruth May and Prof Stephen Powis.
Published 24 April 2020.
Asymptomatic NHS staff testing
Asymptomatic testing will be made available to all patient-facing NHS staff. Letter from Prof Stephen Powis, Pauline Philip and Ruth May.
Published 9 November 2020.