WN-Coronavirus: latest guidance for primary care

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The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, has announced strengthened legal powers to bolster public health protections against coronavirus. The regulations have been put in place to reduce the risk of further human-to-human transmission in this country by keeping individuals in isolation where public health professionals believe there is a reasonable risk an individual may have the virus.

Below is a letter that has been sent out to all primary care and community settings including pharmacy from the NHS England/Improvement Medical Director Professor Stephen Powis and the PHE Director of National Infection Control Professor Sharon Peacock.

Updated resources for people returning from mainland China can also be found below.

If you need anything please do not hesitate to contact the London team – the main email address london.commsteam@nhs.net is monitored out of hours.

Please ensure that all relevant staff are aware of PHE’s WN-CoV: guidance for primary care when dealing with unwell patients who have a relevant travel history.

You can view the Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) guidance for health professionals on the PHE website.

Please use the Management of a suspected case of 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease document below.

NHS London coronavirus letter

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Chief Medical Officer Alert

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Management of a suspected case of 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease

Download PDF, 288.44 KB

Resources for people returning from mainland China

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1. Video for for people returning from mainland China

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2. Video for for people returning from mainland China

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Expiry date: Mar 31st, 2020