Our advice for clinicians on the coronavirus is here.
If you are a member of the public looking for information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), including information about the COVID-19 vaccine, go to the NHS website. You can also find guidance and support on the GOV.UK website.
Letter setting out what the new national contract means for systems and independent sector providers (ISPs).
Published 10 January 2022.
Information about the end of the shielding programme and managing the closure of the Shielded Patient List
What the end of the shielding programme means for patients and clinicians. Letter from Prof Jennifer Harries, Steve Powis and Prof Jonathan Benger.
Published 17 September 2021.
Letters, frameworks and guidance to support providers with prioritising their surgical and diagnostic waiting lists.
Framework to support local systems and clinical teams to validate their diagnostic waiting list as part of the recovery of elective care.
Published 10 May 2021.
Support from your local health protection team (HPT) to prevent and reduce the effect of diseases, as well as chemical and radiation hazards.
Procedures for ambulance transport, waste management and escalating capacity limiting shortages during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Published 22 February 2020.
Letters covering COVID-19-related topics including staff isolation, excess death provisions and prioritisation within community health services.
Supporting pregnant women using maternity services and access for parents of babies in neonatal units
Key actions NHS trusts should take so that women can have support when receiving maternity care.
Published 1 April 2021.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) related articles. Includes FAQs, as well as material on the risks of COVID-19 infection on pregnant woman and how computed tomography has helped in diagnosing and management of patients with coronavirus.
NHS Employers advice on how to look after the health, safety and wellbeing of staff.
Guidance on delivering personalised, patient-centred communications to patients who are waiting for care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Updated May 2021.
Instructions for NHS staff on using Microsoft Teams for meetings and calls.
19 March 2020.
Resources to help meet the needs of those using mental health services, and people with a learning disability, autism or both, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Online training resources for healthcare staff.
Support for secondary care organisations to respond to the expected surge in inpatient demand due to COVID-19, supplementing local surge and escalation plans already in place.
Published 11 April 2020.
Supporting NHS trusts and foundation trusts to rapidly scale up their video consultation capability.
Support tools for creating a clinically validated waiting list that allows operating lists to run effectively.
Published 1 October 2020.
Using the ICON programme to help prevent non-accidental injuries to babies during the coronavirus pandemic.
Published 2 April 2020.
Help for ambulance services to safely transport patients that require COVID testing to and from hospital.