• Clinical guidance on COVID-19 SNOMED codes

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) has published guidance for health and care professionals in collaboration with NHS Digital.

  • Letter: Joint statement regarding workforce response to coronavirus, 30 March 2020

    This letter is a joint statement regarding the workforce response to coronavirus from the Chief Scientific Officer of NHS England and NHS Improvement, the Chief Scientific Advisor (Health) of the Welsh Government, the Chief Scientific Advisor of the Department of Health Northern Ireland and the Healthcare Science Officer, Scottish Government.

  • Letter: COVID-19 testing to support retention of NHS staff, 29 March 2020

  • Guidance and Standard Operating Procedure COVID-19 Virus Testing in NHS Laboratories

    This document provides guidance and the SOP for COVID-19 testing for NHS E and I Pathology Network Laboratories. It will also provide information on communication routes and information flows that support the management of return of patient results.

  • Redeploying your secondary care medical workforce safely

    This guidance supports trusts to safely redeploy their secondary care medical workforce during the COVID-19 outbreak. It sets out the level of supervision staff may need if they are redeployed, to ensure they still work within their competency.

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents

    This is advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus.

  • RCPath guidance for remote digital pathology

    This guidance document outlines the recommendations of the Royal College of Pathologists’ Digital Pathology Committee regarding temporary remote reporting of digital slides in times of clinical and service necessity.

  • COVID-19 rapid guideline: delivery of systemic anticancer treatments

    The purpose of this guideline is to maximise the safety of patients with cancer and make the best use of NHS resources, while protecting staff from infection. It will also enable services to match the capacity for cancer treatment to patient needs if services become limited because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Use of vacuum tubes in pathology – change in guidance

    The previous guidance from Public Health England regarding the use of pneumatic tubes for the transport of COVID-19 samples has been amended. The prohibition of their use for COVID-19 samples has been removed. All pathology services with pneumatic tubes should now be using this guidance.

  • Initial RCPath guidance for trainees related to Covid-19

    Initial guidance for trainees related to Covid-19 in a joint letter from the Clinical Directors of Examinations, Training & Assessment and the Chair of the Trainees' Advisory Committee.