Health Protection Scotland
For clinical guidance regarding COVID-19 please see the Health Protection Scotland website.
Scottish Government Guidance
This guidance for health and social care workers covers a wide range of topics include PPE, high-risk medical conditions (including specific guidance on asthma, diabetes and pregnancy), testing and FAQs.
- Statement from the UK Chief Medical Officers on the prioritisation of first doses of COVID-19 vaccines
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: First Minister’s statement – 30 December 2020
- Approval for new COVID-19 vaccine – Scottish Government Media Release
- National Guidance for NHS Scotland Staff and Managers on Coronavirus
- COVID-19 Risk Assessment Form – High Risk
- COVID-19 Risk Assessment Form – Raised Risk
National Guidance on Laundering Uniforms & Scrubs
NHS National Services Scotland (Health Facilities Scotland and ARHAI) in partnership with the Scottish Government’s Workforce Directorate Please has produced a number of posters with information and guidance on laundering of uniforms and scrubs.
These cover guidance for contaminated and non-contaminated uniforms along with information NHS Scotland Laundering and Uniform policy.
- Laundering non-contaminated uniforms
- Laundering contaminated uniforms
- NHS Scotland Laundering and Uniform Policy
Staff Support & Wellbeing
In NHS Forth Valley we care about health and we care about our people. Our staff are currently working in very challenging times. It is important that we look after ourselves and each other. The section below provides you with a list of support services available to staff to support your health and wellbeing.
COVID-19 Learning Materials for Professionals
- NHS Education for Scotland (NES) are developing a range of educational and induction resources, which can be accessed here. This is available for all health and social care staff and volunteers deployed to support clinical services, but will be particularly useful in the event of people needing redeployed to other areas.
- In response to the announcement that the GMC is registering returning doctors, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh will be giving free access to our online education resources to these doctors for three months. Further information is available here.
- The Knowledge Network has the latest Covid-19 journals, evidence summaries and learning and can be accessed here.
- CSMEN has developed a number of multi-professional skills bundles for use in any setting with patients with suspected COVID-19 and have been designed to support any healthcare practitioner working in the NHS or Social Care in Scotland, including practitioners returning to the workplace and healthcare students who have been recruited recently. These resources are regularly reviewed and updated in line with current best evidence and can be found here.
- PPE for Delivery of COVID-19 Vaccinations
- PPE and Prone Manoeuvre theatre teaching PowerPoint
- Donning and Doffing of PPE for sterile AGP with Air Fed Hood checklist
- Donning and Doffing of PPE for non-sterile AGP with Air Fed Hood checklist
- Donning and Doffing Air Fed Hood infographic
- Donning and Doffing of PPE for sterile AGP with FFP3 mask checklist
- Donning and Doffing of PPE for non-sterile AGP with FFP3 mask checklist
- Donning and Doffing of FFP3 infographic
- Donning and Doffing of PPE for non-sterile non-aerosol generating procedures (droplet precautions)
Donning and Doffing
- Checking of the Powered Air Turbo Unit for Air Fed Hood
- Donning and Doffing Airfed Hood
- Sterile Donning FFP3
- Sterile Doffing FFP3
- Sterile Donning FFP3 With Lead
- Sterile Doffing FFP3 With Lead
- Sterile Donning Airfed Hood
- Sterile Doffing Air Fed Hood
- Sterile Donning Airfed Hood With Lead
- Sterile Doffing Air Fed Hood With Lead
- Prone Positioning for Intubated Patients Video
- Prone Positioning for Intubated Patients checklist PDF