Dear members I trust that this message finds you well. I am writing to notify you that following guidance, we have taken the decision to cancel our annual trainees and associates meeting in May. The priority is the safety of our staff, patients and families. Trusts will be running incident management teams to deal with local issues and prioritising delivery of care.
To access regular advice, please see the RCPCH guidance for paediatric services with links to information from statutory bodies in all UK nations that will be regularly updated. I have contributed to advice being prepared to plan for services for our patients and to support challenges that will be faced by our workforce.
Please check the daily NHS England advice for health professionals at https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/ .
Please see COVID-19: BSG and BASL advice for healthcare professionals in Gastroenterology and Hepatology for speciality advice on Covid 19 for healthcare professionals in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Sue Protheroe President 15.3.20