Creating a new NHS England: Health Education England, NHS Digital and NHS England have merged. Learn more.
New National NHS England and NHS Improvement/Independent sector Contract for Q4 2021/22
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.
Clinical Prioritisation Programme
Letters, frameworks and guidance to support providers with prioritising their surgical and diagnostic waiting lists.
Clinical prioritisation of waiting lists for endoscopy and diagnostic procedures
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.
GOV.UK: Local health protection team
Support from your local health protection team (HPT) to prevent and reduce the effect of diseases, as well as chemical and radiation hazards.
Standard operating procedures (SOPs)
Procedures for ambulance transport, waste management and escalating capacity limiting shortages during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Published 22 February 2020.
Posters on preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) related blogs from the UK Health Security Agency.
NHS.UK: How to wash your hands
Video on the best way to wash your hands during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Last reviewed 30 March 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.
Staff health and wellbeing
NHS Employers advice on how to look after the health, safety and wellbeing of staff.
Good communications with patients
Guidance on delivering personalised, patient-centred communications to patients who are waiting for care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Updated May 2021.
Microsoft Teams for NHSmail users
Instructions for NHS staff on using Microsoft Teams for meetings and calls.
19 March 2020.
Mental health, learning disabilities and autism
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.
E-learning for health catalogue
Online training resources for healthcare staff.
Secondary care: document of preparedness
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.
Video consultations for secondary care
Supporting NHS trusts and foundation trusts to rapidly scale up their video consultation capability.
Clinical validation of surgical waiting lists: framework and support tools
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.