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Coronavirus (COVID-19) is the greatest challenge the health service has faced in its 70-year history.

To support our members, we are actively engaging with developments, representing members' views and focusing our efforts on where there will be greatest use during the pandemic.

We are also contributing to the public debate on what the health and care system should look like post COVID-19 through our NHS Reset campaign.

This section is being regularly updated. View the sections below for the latest information, guidance and support for health and care leaders across the country. 

 “This must be about shielding the NHS so it can save lives – that has to be the number one priority. Our members are bracing themselves for the greatest challenge the health service has faced in its 70-year history. The government has set the right course; it is now up to all of us to follow the medical advice and do everything we can to reduce the impact, especially on the vulnerable.

“Staff will be under enormous pressure and we need to make sure they have all the resources they need. We will be working with senior leaders throughout the service including with HR teams to support the NHS workforce through these dark times.” Niall Dickson, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation, 16 March 2020 

How we're supporting members

We are actively engaging with developments, representing members' views and focusing our efforts on where there will be greatest use during the pandemic.

COVID-19 how can we help

How can we help?

We are keen to provide quick and effective support to members to enable you to provide the best possible care. Let us know how we can support you.

COVID-19 latest developments

Latest developments

Latest developments on the UK's response to the coronavirus outbreak.

COVID-19 information and guidance

Information and guidance

Your essential guide to the latest information and guidance on COVID-19.

COVID-19 daily member bulletin

COVID-19: Daily bulletin

Daily updates on COVID-19 developments, innovations and intelligence and details of our work to support you.

COVID-19 shared learning

Responding to COVID-19: innovations and ingenuity

How NHS organisations and partners are responding to the coronavirus outbreak

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Policy positions

This section details our positions on testing, personal protective equipment and ventilators.

COVID-19 international learning and insights

Learning from the international response

We take a look at how institutions, governments and health and care organisations across the world are responding to the challenge of COVID-19.

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