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Most patients admitted to critical care services with confirmed coronavirus need to be placed on mechanical ventilation within 24 hours, an audit of 196 patients treated in England, Wales and Northern Ireland shows.
Hundreds of practices in North West London have been advised to tell the relatives of care home patients who lack capacity that 'difficult decisions' will need to be made around admitting these patients to hospital.
Many patients at the highest risk of coronavirus still not yet have received a letter from NHS England notifying them to shield themselves by quarantining for 12 weeks, health service bosses have admitted.
GPs are now able to refer at-risk or self-isolating individuals to NHS Volunteer Responders, NHS England has announced.