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Coronavirus (COVID-19): clinical guidance for managing patients

Guidance from the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) on treating patients with COVID-19.

29 Apr 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19): clinical guidance for managing patients

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will put health and social care services across Scotland under unprecedented additional pressure and will require increased overall capability and capacity of the NHS in Scotland. 

Every effort is being made to ensure that these are quickly put in place. This guidance is intended to support NHS staff with decision making during this pandemic. 

This guidance has produced in a relatively short space of time and we find ourselves in a fast paced and ever evolving situation. 

As such the guidance will be continuously reviewed and updated as the evidence and our experience of COVID-19 grows.

Any comments you may have on the content of the guidance and how it can be improved will be considered in the next version of the guidance.

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