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Coronavirus (COVID-19): ethical advice and support framework

Published: 29 Jul 2020
Last updated: 29 Jul 2020 - see all updates

Guidance from the CMO on treating patients with COVID-19.

Published:
29 Jul 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19): ethical advice and support framework

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic may continue to 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. This guidance is intended to support NHS staff with decision making during this pandemic.

It is important that given the rapidly evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, that this ethical advice and support framework is viewed in the current clinical and healthcare context. Scottish Government will aim to keep this guidance up to date, and the need for ethical support at local and national level will be kept under review.

View the Equality Impacts Assessment (EQIA) of the Scottish Government’s COVID-19 Clinical Guidance and Ethical Advice and Support Framework.

First published: 29 Jul 2020 Last updated: 29 Jul 2020 -