Resources for Shielding Healthcare Workers and SuppoRTT for Shielding Trainees

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OVERVIEW

During the Covid-19 pandemic those classed as clinically extremely vulnerable have been advised to take additional action to avoid exposure to the virus through strict social-distancing measures and “shielding”.

Shielding doctors and other vulnerable groups face a potentially prolonged period away from clinical aspects of training and it is important to consider resources and alternative methods of maintaining knowledge, skills and wellbeing support during this time.

This is a collection of online resources and guidance for trainees who are shielding due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  

SHIELDING RESOURCES

HEE - Guidance for managing postgraduate medical trainees who are shielded due to COVID-19

NHS Employers Guidance

NHS Employers Guidance - Supporting Staff to Return to the Workplace

BMA Briefing - Supporting Shielding Staff to Return to the Workplace

NHS People - Shielding and Returning to Work

AAGBI - Maximise your time while shielding 

BMJ - How can I make the most of my time shielding?

BMJ - How can I make the most of working from home?

PPE in Healthcare - Guidance and Advice

BMA - Risk Assessment

FOUR NATIONS RESOURCES

Scotland - National Wellbeing Hub

WELLBEING RESOURCES

Practitioner Health Programme - Confidential Doctor Psychoeducation and Support Service (England)

BMA Counselling and Peer Support 24/7 Service

COVID19 An emotional and psychological survival guide

HEE PSU Pandemic Podcast Series 

HEE - Webinar Series for those Returning During the Pandemic

SPECIALTY SPECIFIC SHIELDING RESOURCES
Royal College of Radiologists

British Geriatrics Society - COVID-19: Trainees FAQs

Risk to health from COVID‐19 for anaesthetists and intensivists – a narrative review

Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) webinar - Impact of shielding on Anaesthetists. Time point: 1:04:45

Anaesthetics Podcast - Special Agents of Shield

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES 

HEE - Webinar Series for those Returning During the Pandemic

HEE PSU Pandemic Podcast Series

Evidence-based advice for difficult conversations

SUPPORT NETWORKS 

Facebook 

Shielding Heathcare Workers

Twitter 

@ShieldingDrs

IN THE PRESS 

Results from National Survey of Shielding Doctors - Association of Anaesthetists

BMJ - Shielding Doctors Express Concern 

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