This framework is a three-stage approach to collecting the best possible data and evidence in the short and long term, while tests are being quickly developed and validated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This document relates to serology samples taken for the assessment of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2. It has been produced to assist health services laboratories in prioritising samples for storage in the event of limited storage capacity.
The document offers guidance for those completing death certificates and those registering deaths. list details some of the conditions that may be included on the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death.
This guidance is produced to assist NHS and research laboratories to evaluate immunoassays for clinical use and help to meet ISO accreditation standards for clinical use. Version 2 – updated 26 May 2020.
This document contains the initial findings of an RCPath-led review of post-mortem reports submitted to the College via our post-mortem portal.
This document clarifies existing practice for verifying deaths outside of hospitals and providing a framework for safe verification of death during the coronavirus emergency.
This guidance is based on documentation produced by East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust. It follows Public Health England guidance. Version 2 – Updated 13 May 2020.