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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.

Doctors Considering a Return to the NHS

As a qualified and experienced health and social care professional who has either temporarily or permanently left the NHS, your colleagues and local community are in urgent need of your support to join the fight against COVID-19 in a number of different ways that don’t have to involve frontline care.

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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.

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 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)