COVID-19: Treatment for older people in the community

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British Geriatrics Society
Date Published:
21 January 2021
Last updated: 
26 January 2021

This page brings together guidance and practical advice for the management of older adults with COVID-19 in the community, including drug treatment and examples of standard operating procedures (SOPs).

A consensus statement written by a Task and Finish Group convened by Dr Adrian Hayter, National Clinical Director for Older People and Integrated Person Centred Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement. (Shared with permission of Dr Hayter pending official release by NHS England).

Click here to read the consensus statement on Drug Treatment in Community Settings for COVID-19 patients
This letter from Matthew Winn (Director of Community Health at NHS England and NHS Improvement) sets out three schemes that systems in England can immediately implement for discharging people home from hospital, including use of hotel accommodation; use of independent sector providers for hospital at home services; and time limited indemnity cover to the small number of designated care home facilities that need this support.

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