Guidance: NHS primary medical services directions

The General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements (Amendment) Directions 2021 PDF, 153KB, 13 pages The Alternative Provider Medical Services (Amendment) (No. 2) Directions 2020 PDF, 27.1KB, 1 page The General Medical Services Statement of Financial Entitlements (Amendment) (No 3) Directions 2020 PDF, 98.2KB, 4 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@dhsc.gov.uk.Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. The Alternative Provider Medical…

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COVID-19 alert level: update from the UK Chief Medical Officers (25 February 2021)

Following advice from the Joint Biosecurity Centre and in the light of the most recent data, the 4 UK Chief Medical Officers and NHS England National Medical Director agree that the UK alert level should move from level 5 to level 4 in all 4 nations. The health services across the 4 nations remain under significant pressure with a high number of patients in hospital. However, thanks to the efforts of the public we are now seeing numbers consistently declining, and the threat of the NHS and other health services being overwhelmed within 21 days has receded. We should be under no illusions transmission rates, hospital pressures and…

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Guidance: COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 HTML Guidance on protecting people most likely to get very poorly from coronavirus (COVID-19) (shielding) easy-read guide PDF, 1.59MB, 18 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk.Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (large print) PDF,…

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Guidance: COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 HTML Guidance on protecting people most likely to get very poorly from coronavirus (COVID-19) (shielding) easy-read guide PDF, 1.59MB, 18 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk.Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (large print) PDF,…

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Guidance: COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 HTML Guidance on protecting people most likely to get very poorly from coronavirus (COVID-19) (shielding) easy-read guide PDF, 1.59MB, 18 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk.Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (large print) PDF,…

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Policy paper: Medicines and Medical Devices Bill: overarching documents

Medicines and Medical Devices Bill: impact assessment PDF, 547KB, 43 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@dhsc.gov.uk.Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Illustrative draft statutory instruments PDF, 882KB, 24 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document…

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Press release: Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam opinion piece in The Sunday Telegraph

Next Saturday will mark the first anniversary of the World Health Organizations declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern and next Sunday will be one year on from the first case of COVID-19 detected in the UK. It has been a terrible year as the virus has spread across the world causing misery, hardship, death and severely disrupting all of our lives.The silver lining has been the incredible work of scientists and healthcare professionals across the world. If you had told me 12 months ago, that the UK would have discovered, in dexamethasone, the first treatment proven to reduce COVID-19 deaths, and vaccinated over 5 million…

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Guidance: COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 HTML Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (large print) PDF, 117KB, 14 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@phe.gov.uk.Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 (Arabic) PDF, 220KB, 8…

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Policy paper: Medicines and Medical Devices Bill: overarching documents

Medicines and Medical Devices Bill: impact assessment PDF, 547KB, 43 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email publications@dhsc.gov.uk.Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Illustrative draft statutory instruments PDF, 882KB, 24 pages This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document…

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Guidance: COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Published 21 March 2020 Last updated 13 January 2021 +show all updates 13 January 2021 Added British Sign Language and audio versions. 11 January 2021 Added large print version. 7 January 2021 Updated guidance for the period of national lockdown. 31 December 2020 Removed advice on Christmas. 24 December 2020 Updated easy-read guidance. Temporarily removed translations, British Sign Language videos, audio and large print versions. 23 December 2020 Updated to clarify rules in Tier 4 on socialising outdoors. 20 December 2020 Added new shielding advice for the clinically extremely vulnerable in Tier 4. 14 December 2020 Added the easy-read version. 9 December 2020 Added British Sign Language videos,…

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