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 on the local Derbyshire CMDU pathway
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
|National Guidance||Content summary|
|COVID-19: information and advice for health and care professionals||
GOV.UK - Background information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) for health and care professionals
|Update to the independent advisory group report that identifies which patient groups are at highest risk of serious illness from COVID-19 and would benefit from new COVID-19 treatments.|
|Evidence-based recommendations on casirivimab plus imdevimab (Ronapreve), nirmatrelvir plus ritonavir (Paxlovid), sotrovimab (Xevudy) and tocilizumab (RoActemra) for treating COVID-19.|
|COVID-19 rapid guideline: Managing COVID-19||
This guideline covers the management of COVID-19 for babies, children, young people and adults in all care settings. It brings together our existing recommendations on managing COVID-19, and new recommendations on therapeutics, so that healthcare staff and those planning and delivering services can find and use them more easily.