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Useful resources and information for clinicians on the COVID 19 outbreak, including advice for doctors considering a return to the NHS and guidance on staying active at home.

COVID 19 Resources

The following page contains a list of useful resources and information for clinicians on the COVID 19 outbreak. We are living at a moment of unprecedented global health challenge, and we believe that by working together the medical workforce can support the country to overcome these difficulties.

Recovery

Moving Medicine has produced resources for people recovering from COVID-19, featuring safe and effective information to help them take control and start building their body back to normal. The resources include a video, and series of top tips for recovery. Visit the Moving Medicine website or download the patient information leaflet.

The NHS has also launched a website for people recovering from COVID-19, which includes detailed information on what to expect and strategies for managing the effects.

Staying Active at Home

Due to ongoing measures taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the UK, many of us are being asked to stay at home and avoid meeting large groups of people in public places. This is vitally important but the value of physical activity in remaining well, reducing the risk of deconditioning and preventing the worsening of other illnesses that we may have is equally important.

View our helpful guidance on staying active at home, and please share with patients or colleagues as appropriate.

Sport England has also produced some resources on how to stay active. Visit their website for more, or follow the hashtag #StayInWorkOut on social media for updates.

Preparing for Winter

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has published a paper on preparing for CVOID 19 surges and winter.

The Academy of Medical Sciences has also published a report on the possibility of a winter COVID 19 outbreak, entitled Preparing for a Challenging Winter.

Information for Doctors

Coronavirus information for clinicians can be found on the NHS England website here.

Specific advice is also available in Scotland, Wales and N Ireland.

The  four UK Statutory Education Bodies (HEE, NES, NIMDTA and HEIW) have released a statement outlining adaptations to the delivery of Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP) assessments. Please read or download the statement here.

The Faculty of Public Health has produced a series of briefings for health professionals on laws, regulations and guidance on the Covid-19 pandemic for each of the four Nations in the UK.

The Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MRHA) has published updated COVID 19 guidance on a range of topics, including the suspension of recruitment to hydroxychloroquine trials.

The OpenSAFELY Collaborative has produced a paper on factors associated with COVID 19 hospital deaths based on electronic health records.

The government has published updated guidance on shielding in England and Wales. New guidelines have also been released for Scotland. RCP London has published a blog post discussing the implications of these new guidelines for clinicians.

NHS England has published guidance on the restoration of community health services for children and young people. Read or download it here.

The Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine has produced bridging guidance for critical care during the restoration of NHS services. Download or view the guidance on the FICM website.

The Department of Media, Culture and Sport has announced plans for a phased return of professional sport. Find more details here, or read the Faculty statement on the return of sport here.

The four nations, in conjunction with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, COPMED and GMC, have also released a statement on exam provision. You can read this statement here.

The GMC have announced that the revalidation process will be deferred for one year for all doctors due to revalidate before September 2020. Read the announcement here.

The Royal College of Physicians has produced a useful list of COVID 19 resources, which can be viewed on their website.

The RCP has also produced ethical guidance for frontline staff. Read it here.

The Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA) has produced a list of COVID 19 resources with a particular focus on MSK conditions. Visit their website for more information.

The Resuscitation Council (UK) has produced a series of COVID 19 resources on their website, including an updated ALS algorithm for patients.

The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has assembled a collection of COVID 19 guides for healthcare professionals, including a page focused on mental health and wellbeing support for clinicians during the outbreak response.

PPE Guidance has been updated. The latest version is available here.

For the Public

Visit the NHS website for advice on COVID 19. (Specific websites are available in Scotland, Wales and N Ireland)