Implementing phase 3 of the NHS response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Further to the letter of 31 July 2020 about the third phase of the NHS response to COVID-19, we have published in this single document a range of supplementary materials to support implementation.

An easy read version of section 1: urgent actions to address inequalities in NHS provision and outcomes, is available below.

Summary

This document includes:

  1. Urgent actions to address inequalities in NHS provision and outcomes
  2. Mental health planning
  3. Restoration of adult and older people’s community health services
  4. Using patient-initiated follow-ups as part of the NHS COVID-19 recovery
  5. Finance: 2020/21 phase 3 planning submission guidance
  6. COVID-19 data collections: changes to weekend collections

Minor updates made since publication are highlighted on pages 34 and 37.