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Originator: CMO Messaging

From: Professor Chris Whitty

Issue date: 25-Feb-2020 10:45:15

This alert has been issued to:
  • NHS Regional Offices
  • NHS Foundation Trusts (England) - Medical Director
  • NHS Foundation Trusts (England) - Chief Executive
  • NHS Trusts (England) - Medical Director
  • NHS Trusts (England) - Chief Executive

  • Other contacts
  • Independent Healthcare Providers (registered with CAS)
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Social Care Providers (registered with CAS)
  • CMO Urgent Messages - Non-NHS Recipients on Public Health Link
  • Territorial CMOs in Northern Ireland, Scotland & Wales
  • Regional Directors of Public Health
  • Consultants in Communicable Diseases
  • CMO Urgent Messages - Recipients on Public Health Link
  • Director of Public Health
  • GP - Locum
  • NHS 111 and Out of hours providers
  • GP Practices
  • Primary Care Networks

Action category: Important information for immediate action

Title: Novel coronavirus - 25 February

Broadcast content: This alert updates the advice issued on 07 February 2020. Changes from the previous version are highlighted in blue font. The key changes are to the geographic component of the case definition.

An updated flowchart is also attached.

Additional information: NHS England Regional Offices: please cascade this alert to Community Pharmacy, Dental and Optometry contractors. Please also send to any GP Practices not yet registered with CAS.

Alert reference: CEM/CMO/2020/005


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