These Guides are aimed at specialists working in hospitals in England during the pandemic.
They are not proscriptive and can be adapted to local service provision and geography. They should help departments continue essential care for patients within their speciality whilst supporting the wider hospital and community in providing care for patients with coronavirus. Remember, good specialty based outpatient support will aid in reducing the strain on Emergency Departments and GP practices.
In addition to the speciality guidance on this website, further guidance on the active management of patients with suspected and confirmed COVID-19, and patients without COVID-19 can be found on the NICE website and should also be followed.