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UK updates on COVID 19

Government and healthcare guidance will change as the coronavirus outbreak evolves.In this section, you'll find links to UK Government and Health Service websites, which are regularly updated. Please check the national guidance for England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales on the drop down menu, as these may differ over time. 


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Web Link: COVID aftercare: a short film on patients' experiences

This link will take you to a short video (an anmimation, lasting around 5 minutes) about some recent research on the aftercare of people who have been in Intensive Care due to COVID. The researchers interviewed a number of patients about their time in ICU, and the care they received after hospital discharge. Common problems included a lack of information about what to expect during recovery, and a lack of joined-up care after getting home. The research was done by a team of researchers at...

Web Link: COVID research: PHOSP-COVID (UK and international study)

This link will take you to the Patient Information page of the Post-hospitalisation COVID-19 (PHOSP-COVID) study. As COVID-19 is a new disease, this study aims to identify whether there are longer-term health problems of COVID-19 for patients admitted to hospital.The study aims to understand: why some people experience more severe COVID-19 symptoms than others why some people recover more quickly than others why some patients develop other health problems later on which treatments or...

Web Link: COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing

Advice and information from the NHS on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Web Link: England: UK Government updates on COVID-19

This link will take you to Gov.UK's webpages on COVID-19.

Web Link: England: visiting hospitals during COVID-19

This link will take you to NHS England's current guidance on visiting hospitals during the COVID-19 outbreak.Included is guidance on who can visit, guidance on social distancing, handwashing and the use of face coverings. **Please check with our local hospital, as guidance may change as the pandemic evolves.**

Web Link: Ireland: Government updates on COVID-19

This link will take you to the lastest updates on COVID-19 from the Irish Government.

Web Link: Ireland: guidance for people vulnerable due to COVID-19 (Government of Northern Ireland)

This link will take you to the webpages of the Government in Northern Ireland, and their guidance and support for people who are vulnerable or shielding due to COVID-19. Here, you'll find information and support with regards to things like keeping safe, work, travel, mental health and wellbeing, loneliness and isolation.

Web Link: Ireland: visiting hospitals during COVID-19

This link will take you to guidance on visiting care facilities (including hospitals) during COVID-19. Included are links to individual hospitals and their visiting policies. **Please check with your local hospital, as guidance may change as the pandemic evolves.**

Web Link: Patient & family information on Coronavirus (Patient website)

This link will take you to the Patient website; a website written by healthcare professionals on a wide range of topics, including COVID-19. This link will take you to their pages on COVID-19, with information on advice on dealing with symptoms, supporting loved ones, looking after your physical and emotional well-being, and getting the most out of "virtual" or online appointments with healthcare professionals, amongst many others.

Web Link: Research during COVID-19: a free online course

This link will take you to the free online Future Learn course on understanding the research behind the pandemic. It has been developed by the National Institute for Health Research and the University of Leeds, and is for anyone interested in finding out about research on COVID-19. It involves 2 hours of study over 2 weeks, but you can do it at your own pace. You will learn about the importance of research during the pandemic, how vaccines and treatments have been developed, and how to find...