January 2021

England only - Coronavirus Shielded Patient Letter Update (20th January 2021)

As you are aware all adults in England with Down’s Syndrome should be identified and reviewed by practices for inclusion on the Shielded Patient List (SPL).

NHS Digital have updated the Easy Read Down’s Syndrome High Risk Additions patient letter for use when contacting your patients identified with Down’s Syndrome. Select the link below for the updated Vision 3 Template letter:

Important - We recommend that both Down's Syndrome letters are provided to the patient. See Adult Patients with Down's Syndrome (England).
Training Tip - In order to identify patients with Down's Syndrome please download the following Clinical Audit which includes the new Down's Syndrome audits, see the latest In Practice Systems Daily audit.
Note - NHS Digital have requested we remove the link to the CKD High Risk additions template letter as this letter is no longer appropriate.