The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is unprecedented and is placing huge demands on the whole healthcare system. The situation is ongoing and rapidly changing.
The Clinical Policies and Decisions team have created this section of the website to host links to national websites for coronavirus related information.
Points to note:
|COVID-19 Community Based Treatments||Content Summary|
|Information of Community based treatments including policy, contact details of COVID Medicine Delivery Unit Directory and information for patients|
Information on the local Derbyshire pathway for patients who are identified as follows:
COVID-19 Medicine Delivery Unit (CMDU)
There are a modest number of patients who will not be identified automatically.
Referral can be made to the local CMDU service via the Electronic Referral Service, or via the direct number used for Red Hub referrals 0300 1000 432 or by emailing UCD.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Out of Area information can be found here
Latest advice on the COVID Vaccine Allergy Advice & Guidance services
The green book recognises that an allergy specialist advice is sought in specific patient groups.
There is now an updated local pathway for adults which has been developed based on the Green book for managing patients who have either a history of allergic reactions or who have allergic reactions to a previous dose of Covid-19 vaccine.
This service will be managed by the DCHS Vaccination centre operating a Multi-Disciplinary Team model with specific allergy advice and guidance.
Referrals must be made by using the referral template, completed by the GP, submitted via the following email address email@example.com. This route should also be used for Out Of Area requests assessed by an Allergy Specialist to vaccinate.
Children (U-18) who require allergy advice for Covid-19 vaccinations should be referred to local paediatricians via the standard referral process for our main providers.
|Derbyshire Adult C19 Vaccine Allergy Service Guideline for clinicians|
|Derbyshire Adult C19 Vaccine Allergy Service Referral Template|
|C19 Vaccine Incident Reporting Procedure|
|National Guidance||Content summary|
|GOV.UK COVID-19: guidance for health professionals||
Information on COVID-19, including guidance on the assessment and management of suspected UK cases
|Overview of all NHSE/I guidelines for primary care, secondary care and community based health, social care, mental health trusts and ambulance services|
These guides are aimed at specialists working in hospitals in England during the pandemic. They aim to help departments continue essential care for patients while supporting the wider hospital and community to provide care for people with COVID-19.
|Overview of all SPS specialty guidance for medicine optimisation|
|Other Useful Links||Content summary|
|This resource series brings together current advice from experts within the BGS relating to older people and the current COVID-19 pandemic|
|Overview of all BSR's resources on rheumatology and COVID-19|
During the pandemic, BTS worked with a range of partners to produce guidance and collate information relating to COVID-19 including management of existing conditions, shielding and the resumption of services.
Please note that the individual guidance documents, some of which may have been more relevant during the peaks of the pandemic, are not being reviewed or updated. This should be considered when referring to the information provided.
|A multidisciplinary team consisting of registered staff including Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Pharmacy, Podiatry and Continence services will provide a virtual service for non-urgent needs to support the care home provider in the ongoing care of residents during the pandemic|
|DDCCG intranet page for COVID-19 updates for practices|
|The Derbyshire Alliance offers education for professionals working across our county and allows colleagues to demonstrate their continuing professional development.|
|The proposal is: IL-6 inhibitors tocilizumab and sarilumab are recommended to be available as treatment options through routine commissioning for adult patients (aged 18 years and older) hospitalised with COVID-19 in accordance with the criteria set out in this document|
The latest news and information about COVID-19 for kidney patients
|Pharmacy resources, guidance and support for the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic|
|PSNC’s COVID-19 hub contains links to information, guidance and resources on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic for community pharmacy contractors and their teams.|
|This page has been set up for CCGs and Health Boards to share the resources that they have developed locally to support their local areas with COVID 19 issues.|
This PCPA COVID-19 Hub has been set up as a central point for peer to peer sharing of resources and information. Access is free to all pharmacy professionals.
These resources have been shared on this group and are updated as they are received.
|Guidance and support on the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic|
|Advice for people experiencing voice problems after COVID-19|
The new 'Your COVID recovery' service forms part of the NHS plans to expand access to COVID-19 rehabilitation treatments for those who have survived the virus but still have problems with breathing, mental health problems or other complications.
This guidance is aimed at clinicians who are consulting remotely with patients through a digital channel (e.g. online, email, text, video-link) across healthcare settings in England.
The principals described in the guidance aim to support patients to access care in a way that meets their needs and to support clinicians to provide care in a way that is in the best interest of their patients, whilst protecting both from the risks associated with remote intimate assessments.