Version 8. Updated 21 May 2020.
Summary of changes
4.0 Added advice on restarting student training
6.0 Screening restart document hyperlinked
6.1 Additional information from NHS Resolutions
7 Added a reference
In these challenging times the SCoR and BMUS realise that sonographers are having to deal with managing the demands of providing a high quality service whilst protecting staff and patients, possibly with limited staffing and concerned patients. This frequently asked questions document aims to help provide answers, where possible, or guide sonographers to relevant sources of current information. The information is changing on at least a daily basis, so it is important to review advice from Public Health England and other relevant bodies.
It is important to realise that the current information regarding Covid-19 is extremely fluid, changing as the situation demands. It is therefore important to follow the advice individual trusts and employers are releasing as this is pertinent to the local situation and will be in line with government advice.
The SCoR has general advice on the website www.sor.org/covid19. This includes information about protecting staff and patients in cases of suspected /infected patient contact and service resilience measures needed to ensure the continuity of service, wherever possible. The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) have resources on their website, including the document “How we will continue to regulate in light of novel coronavirus (Covid-19)”.
NHS England and NHS Improvement are co-ordinating information about Covid-19 for health care professionals.