Coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics

As the daily news appears to report the rise of positive cases and testing, you may like to read the official statistics from the Government website 

The website includes the numbers of cases, deaths and tests. The site also includes graphs and cumulative data. There is also a breakdown for all four UK nations (England, Scotland, Wales and…

Shielding after lockdown is eased

Extract from The BMJ Opinion by Helen Iliff and Ilora Finlay
How can “shielding” be safely lowered as lockdown is eased? 

Those who have been self-shielding or on the NHS shielding list fear their support will vanish, leaving them at heightened risk for a second peak.

The threat to those most clinically vulnerable was communicated from the…

Software and apps advice

Advice for members of the public and professional users of software and apps used in COVID-19 pandemic has been published by the MHRA.

How to tell if an app is a medical device

If the software or app you are using has a medical purpose it is important that it is CE marked.

A CE mark is a logo that is placed on medical devices to show they conform…

Reassurance to patients on immunosuppressive medications

Data on the course of COVID-19 in patients with rheumatic conditions are still rare and limited to small numbers of cases. Patients with rheumatic diseases are concerned about the extent to which their condition increases the risk of a severe course and the impact of the intake of their immunosuppressants on this.

"There is considerable…

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