COVID-19: guidance directory

We've created a roundup of official guidance for doctors, medical students and retired doctors.
Location: UK
Audience: All doctors
Updated: Monday 18 May 2020
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Guidance for doctors

We have compiled official guidance and information sources for doctors on the Coronavirus (COVID-19):

The challenges presented by Coronavirus are likely to lead to a busy and stressful period for doctors. The BMA offers confidential Wellbeing support services 24/7, free of charge to all doctors and medical students – call 0330 123 1245.

Need help? For 24/7 emergency COVID advice you can contact us using the details below. For all other non-emergency enquiries normal opening times apply.

Patient information

Immigration status

The Home Office has produced guidance for those impacted by Coronavirus.

If you think your immigration status may be affected by the outbreak, you should refer to the Home Office guidance or call the Coronavirus helpline. You should check the guidance regularly as given the fast moving nature of the pandemic, it may be subject to change.

If you are a BMA member you can use our immigration advice service who will be able to advise you further, call us on 0300 123 1233​.


Practical resources

Practice action cards

The BMA and RCGP have produced action cards for staff members in general practice.


Further learning

BMA members and non-members can access free BMJ learning resources about COVID-19.

BMA members can access the BMJ Best Practice on COVID-19 for free.

The BMJ has produced a visual summary of responding to COVID-19 for primary care.

Royal College of the Surgeons of Edinburgh has developed a free online learning hub for healthcare staff in the UK and internationally on the principles and practice of critical care for patients during COVID-19.

Health Education England has developed an e-learning package of clinical resources on COVID-19 that can be accessed by healthcare workers in the UK and worldwide.


Protect your finances webinar for doctors

In these uncertain times, should something happen, you need to be sure that you and your family are financially protected. Chase de Vere Medical's on-demand webinar will explain how to protect what matters most.

View the webinar

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