Resources

Supporting IHPN members in tackling coronavirus

With the coronavirus pandemic placing unprecedented pressure on the healthcare system, we hope these pages will support independent healthcare providers by collating the national guidance on coronavirus that we are aware of in one place.

IHPN has now set up a dedicated inbox for coronavirus related queries – please email [email protected] and a member of our team will either respond to your query directly or forward it on to somebody who can assist. We will respond promptly to your request, usually within a couple of hours. This mailbox is monitored from 8am-6pm from Monday to Fridays and 9am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Latest NHS and government advice (last updated 9.4.20)

The content of the sites referenced below is updated on a regular basis, please check for the latest version. This resource page will also be updated and changed as appropriate, if you find an error please provide details.

Latest Official Government Guidance:

UK Government: Department of Health and Social Care and Ministry of Health

For the public: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

For healthcare professionals: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/wuhan-novel-coronavirus

UK Government: Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/mhra-guidance-on-coronavirus-covid-19

Public Health Wales

https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/

Northern Ireland Department of Health

https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/coronavirus

Scottish Government

https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

NHS England and NHS Improvement

All guidance: https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/

Secondary Care specialty guides: https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/secondary-care/other-resources/specialty-guides/

Guidance on Supply and Use of PPE: https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/publication/guidance-supply-use-of-ppe/

Department of Health guidance on access to PPE

Staff Toolkit:

Training Material: NHSE e-learning for health – free modules on Coronavirus

https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Component/Details/604722

Key worker letter for independent sector staff

Exercises to keep you healthy when home working

Mental wellbeing advice: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

Clinical professioanl/Regulatory Guidance and Information:

General Medical Council

Coronavirus information and advice: https://www.gmc-uk.org/news/news-archive/coronavirus-information-and-advice

GMC Statement: https://www.gmc-uk.org/news/news-archive/how-we-will-continue-to-regulate-in-light-of-novel-coronavirus

Highlight: “GMC writes to doctors who may be asked to help”:  https://www.gmc-uk.org/news/news-archive/coronavirus—gmc-writes-to-doctors-who-may-be-asked-to-help

Latest News: https://www.gmc-uk.org/news/news-archive

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Information and advice: https://www.nmc.org.uk/news/coronavirus/

NMC statement: https://www.nmc.org.uk/news/news-and-updates/how-the-nmc-will-continue-to-regulate-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

Healthcare Professions Council

https://www.hcpc-uk.org/covid-19/

General Pharmaceutical Council

https://www.pharmacyregulation.org/contact-us/coronavirus-latest-updates

MDU

https://www.themdu.com/guidance-and-advice/latest-updates-and-advice/coronavirus-medico-legal-update

British Medical Association

https://beta.bma.org.uk/advice-and-support/covid-19

Medical Protection Society

https://www.medicalprotection.org/uk/articles/video-guidance-coronavirus-advice-and-guidance-for-members

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

https://www.csp.org.uk/news/coronavirus

British Society of Gastroenterology

https://www.bsg.org.uk/covid-19-advice/

British Society for Rheumatology

https://www.rheumatology.org.uk/News-Policy/Details/Covid19-Coronavirus-update-members

ENT UK

https://www.entuk.org/categories/covid-19

British Geriatrics Society

https://www.bgs.org.uk/resources/coronavirus-current-information-and-advice

British Association of Dermatologists

http://www.bad.org.uk/healthcare-professionals/covid-19/remote-dermatology-guidance

Latest Royal College Guidance:

Royal College of Nursing:

https://www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19

Royal College of Surgeons

https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/coronavirus/

Good Practice for Surgeons and Surgical Teams https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/standards-and-research/standards-and-guidance/good-practice-guides/coronavirus/

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

https://rcophth.ac.uk/2020/03/covid-19-update-and-resources-for-ophthalmologists/

Royal College of Radiologists

https://www.rcr.ac.uk/college/coronavirus-covid-19-what-rcr-doing

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/resources/covid-19-how-college-responding

Royal College of Physicians

https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/rcp-and-covid-19

Royal College of Pathologists

https://www.rcpath.org/profession/coronavirus-resource-hub.html

Royal College of Anaesthetists, Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and Intensive Care Society

https://icmanaesthesiacovid-19.org/

“Faculty of Pain Management response to concern over safety of injected steroids for pain procedures”

https://fpm.ac.uk/sites/fpm/files/documents/2020-03/FPM-COVID-19-Steroid-Statement-2020-v2.pdf 

Royal college of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/

Infection in Pregnancy – Information for healthcare professionals

https://www.rcog.org.uk/globalassets/documents/guidelines/2020-04-03-coronavirus-covid-19-infection-in-pregnancy.pdf 

Resuscitation Council UK

https://www.resus.org.uk/media/statements/resuscitation-council-uk-statements-on-covid-19-coronavirus-cpr-and-resuscitation/covid-healthcare/

Healthcare Regulators and other NHS guidance

CQC 

https://www.cqc.org.uk/news/providers/coronavirus-covid-19-information

NICE

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng159

Health Education England

https://www.hee.nhs.uk/coronavirus-covid-19

NHS Resolution

https://resolution.nhs.uk/2020/03/19/covid-19-and-business-continuity/

NHSX

Information Governance guidance: https://www.nhsx.nhs.uk/key-information-and-tools/information-governance-guidance

Healthcare Providers’ Networks Resources:

NHS Providers

https://nhsproviders.org/topics/covid-19/coronavirus-member-support

Care England

http://www.careengland.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19

CIPD Advice for UK-employers:

https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/fundamentals/emp-law/health-safety/coronavirus-factsheet

Miscellaneous resources

Indemnity provisions for staff working in independent sector facilities – COVID19

Webinar presentation – Chinese doctors’ experience of dealing with coronavirus

RNOH Protocols for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Use During the COVID 19 Epidemic

RTT measurement and COVID-19

Mandatory PPE Training for Independent Sector Providers