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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.