How to assess which vulnerable patients should shield from Covid-19
The RCGP has produced a learning module outlining the differences between shielding and social isolation, as well as the actions that GPs in different parts of the UK need to take now to identify this group, and inform those patients who have been wrongly told to shield.
The module includes a resources and references page with links to relevant public health and NHS England sites as well as information to help identify which patients on immunosuppressants should shield.
The module was put together by the RCGP’s Dr Toni Hazell and Dr Jonathan Leach, and NHS digital clinical director Dr Arjun Dhillon.
Source: RCGP, Shielding vulnerable patients from Covid-19 learning module [updated on 28 April]