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.
Clinicians in England who are interested in joining the national COVID-19 vaccination programme can find out more by visiting the NHS England website.
NHS England has confirmed that all healthcare professionals, including those in the independent sector and MOD staff, will be entitled to receive COVID-19 vaccination. Read the latest information here.
In addition, NHS England and NHS Improvement have issued operational guidance on the requirement to vaccinate frontline health and social care workers. Read the guidance here.
The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AoMRC) has issued this statement on COVID-19 vaccinations and second doses. Organisations including the Joint UK Royal Surgical Colleges have also released a statement on the timing of second doses.
See also this report from Public Health England to JCVI on the efficacy of single doses.
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.
Information for Doctors
Coronavirus information for clinicians can be found on the NHS England website here.
Guidance for health professionals involved in the vaccination process can be found on the UK government website.
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 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 RCP and Royal College of Nursing, in collaboration with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Royal Pharmaceutical Society and NHS England & Improvement Emergency Care Improvement Support Team, have produced guidance on ward rounds and patient assessment during COVID 19
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.
ARMA has also produced updated guidance for urgent and emergency MSK conditions that require onward referral. Find it here.
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.
The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has produced guidance on sport, physical activity and leisure in Scotland. The November 2020 version is available here.
For the Public