6.4.20 Guidance and standard operating procedures
The Prime Minister’s announcement on 23 March 2020 directs our entire population to stay at home and only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work.
We have to develop new ways of working between NHS 111, primary care, community services and secondary care. In order to most effectively meet the needs of our communities in this challenging time, we must deliver care differently now and plan for how we will best deliver care in the future. Local systems will need to determine how they can best work collaboratively, informed by key principles to protect patients and staff.