Given the ever-changing guidance surrounding Coronavirus (COVID19) helpful material is continuously being produced within and beyond Scotland. We will keep this page updated regularly. You can also find self-care and wellbeing resources here.
If there are any additional resources you have found particularly helpful, then please let us know and we can add them to this list. For an updated global overview of the COVID-19 pandemic, see the World Health Organisation’s latest information.
Due to the rapidly evolving nature of this response you should check sources regularly to ensure you are accessing the most up to date guidance and associated resources. You should also take account of local or employer policies.
This resource list was last updated on 04/08/2020.
NHS Education for Scotland Community Nurse Newsletter – Latest edition published 03/07/2020
Royal College of Nursing – RCN position on COVID-19
Queen’s Nursing Institute (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) – Coronavirus Information Centre
Patient/Public Advice and Information
NHS Inform – NHS Scotland advice to the public – guidance from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including physical distancing measures and advice for infected households
NHS Inform – Covid 19 Communications toolkit for the public – posters/information/infographics leaflets
NHS UK advice to the public – symptoms, action for different groups and information for health professionals across different UK countries
NHS Education for Scotland Covid 19 (Community care resources) – learning support for practice in the community related to COVID-19 (Turas Access – recordable learning) – available as PDFs in non-Turas account holders on the Clinical Skills Managed Education Network website)
NHS Education for Scotland – (All health and social care staff) – learning support for all staff working in health and social care related to COVID-19
Health Protection Scotland – workforce education information and resources
NHS Education for Scotland – Oxygen therapy – managing oxygen therapy at home or in a homely setting (further information in practice guidance)
Symptom Management (NICE Guideline NG163)
Compassionate Practice (HIS ihub person-centred care resources) – Sharing compassionate practice
Remote Consultations (BMJ Visual Summary poster)
Remote Prescribing (Royal College of Nursing guidance)
Care Planning Conversations (Video – 3 minutes)
PPE Care Homes (Public Health England Video – 7 minutes)
PPE and risk assessment (Multi-agency Poster)
Safe Handwashing (Royal College of Nursing 10 step Poster)
Oxygen administration in a home or homely setting:
Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) – Updates on COVID-19 guidance and people with alcohol problems
Children and Young people
People’s Commissioner Scotland – Children’s rights and issues during the pandemic
Scottish Women’s Aid – Domestic abuse during lockdown
Scottish Drugs Forum – Covid 19 Information Hub
Homeless Network Scotland – Weekly COVID-19 briefings and news updates
Scottish Commission on Learning Disabilities – Series of booklets for people with LD and those caring for them
The ALLIANCE for Health and Social Care – Information resources for professionals in Scotland working with people having long-term conditions
SAMH – Coronavirus Mental Health Information Hub
Support in Mind Scotland – Coronavirus Support & Guidance
Clear Your Head – Scottish Government mental health campaign
Royal College of Midwives – Clinical advice during pregnancy, birth and the post-natal period
Palliative/End of Life Care
Scottish Government – Palliative Care Toolkit (Covid19) – toolkit for health board planners with options that can be adapted and utilised locally in their response to COVID-19
(EC4H) – The RED-MAP – guide to talking about anticipatory care and death/dying
Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care – advice and resources on end-of-life concerns
Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) – supplementary advice on end-of-life and bereavement
Scottish Refugee Council – Health and support guidance
Government/National Agency Policies, Guidance and Support
Adult Care Homes Visiting – Latest Guidance Published 25.06.20
Health Protection Scotland – latest guidance
National Wellbeing Hub – a partnership between national, local and professional bodies with a shared passion for looking after the emotional and psychological wellbeing of Scotland’s health and social services workers.
National Helpline– for those who do not have community or family support
Coronavirus Third Sector Information Hub
This SCVO (Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations) Hub is updated daily with information, guidance & links to useful resources covering a variety of topics, as well as details of available funding for charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations.