Coronavirus: what you need to know

We’re doing all we can to support doctors and protect patients during the pandemic. Read our latest advice for doctors, patients and medical students.

Coronavirus information and advice

Coronavirus frequently asked questions
We understand that doctors are working under immense pressure during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These pages show how to apply the professional standards and ethics during this emergency and how to look after your own wellbeing. 

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Information for doctors

Read more about what we’re doing to support the profession and find the latest status of our services.

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Information for patients

Doctors, and the whole healthcare team, are under intense pressure during the pandemic. However, if you need medical help, the health service is there for you, even if doctors may need to deliver care in different ways.

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Temporary and provisional registration

The UK government asked us to give temporary registration or a licence to practise to suitable people. We also processed applications from final year medical students at an earlier point than usual. If you've received an email from us, read our guides for more information.