Virtual wards allow patients to get the care they need at home safely and conveniently, rather than being in hospital. Guidance for acute respiratory infection (ARI) virtual wards is available, which includes COVID patients.
Acute respiratory infection hubs (formerly Respiratory clinical assessment service (RCAS) hubs) can support systems to manage a rise in respiratory infections (eg Covid-19, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza and other infections) this winter.
Other current projects include managing Heart Failure @home, Lung Health @home and Long Term Conditions Care @home. For more information about any of these projects, email the team or visit FutureNHS (health and care professionals only and requires a log in).