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Coronavirus Update – British Society for Rheumatology

We are aware that members are receiving a large number of queries in relation to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and the risk to their patients’ health. Current advice is that the risk to the general population in the UK is now high.

Our advice is drawn from a number of sources, covers both adults and children, and will be updated at the situation evolves.

Is there any specific advice on how patients should be managed during this pandemic?

BSR has been working closely with NHS England to develop this resource. The advice explains the following:

  • what steps units should take
  • the risk levels by condition and medication
  • how resources should be allocated as infection rates increase.

NHS England published this advice, endorsed by BSR, on 19 March and it is available here.