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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.

This section will be 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

National leadership, community response

COVID-19 is not simply a health crisis but also a social and economic one, stretching across every part of the UK. While the government is coordinating a national response, it is the relationships, resilience and resourcefulness of local communities that will define how we come through this.

We are working with national sector representative bodies including Universities UK, the Association of Colleges, the LEP Network, British BIDs and others to ensure that:

  • our partners locally are clear about our sector’s immediate and longer term COVID-related needs and vice versa
  • relationships are being made at the appropriate level, depending on the issue
  • we can share and promote examples of sectors coming together to display place-based leadership. 

We have already cascaded information and intelligence throughout these sectors and facilitated several local partnerships.

Please contact Michael.wood@nhsconfed.org for more information.

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 meetings and events

Meetings and events

In line with government advice, we have suspended our face-to-face network meetings.

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