Information for professionals

This page will direct you to COVID-19 related information and resources, as well as sources of health and wellbeing support.

NHS Volunteer Responders Referrals

Health and social care professionals in England are being encouraged to refer individuals who are highly vulnerable to coronavirus for support through the NHS Volunteer Responders volunteering scheme.

Hundreds of thousands of volunteers are available to help with tasks such as collecting shopping and prescribed medicines or driving patients to medical appointments. You can make referrals through the NHS Volunteer Responders referrers portal or by calling 0808 196 3382.

Clinical information & resources
  • Speciality Guide (Cancer and Coronavirus) (published 17.03.20) on managing referrals please click here.
  • To access COVID-19 Palliative and End of Life care information and resources please click here.
  • Prostate Cancer UK have produced a Q&A document for urology teams in Hospital Trusts. It seeks to help men understand their COVID-19 risk in relation to their diagnosis and treatment and is updated on a daily basis. To access a copy, please click here.
  • Prostate Cancer UK also have a specialist nurse helpline which is a resource that clinicians may want to consider directing patients to for emotional support and answers to questions, to access further information please click here.
  • Pancreatic Cancer UK are developing a network which will aim to allow pancreatic cancer specialists to discuss and develop treatment and care pathways for patients with pancreatic cancer during the pandemic; develop and share consensus approaches; and allow clinicians to discuss specific, local issues with colleagues from across the country. To access further information, please click here.
Health & wellbeing information & resources for professionals
  • Macmillan have extended their Employee Assistance Programme so that all professionals can now access free and confidential emotional and practical support. Visit the Macmillan website for more information.
General information & advice
  • COVID-19 (coronavirus) FAQ’s from the Royal College of Nursing