NHS England/NHS Improvement has updated its Covid-19 prioritisation framework for children and young people, superseding its 2 April guidance.
The NHS has said as we move into the next phase of the pandemic response: “It is important that children, young people and families receive the care and support they need.”
Audiology services for children and young people were previously a ‘partial stop’. Now, the updated guidance instructs a ‘partial restoration’ and phasing back in of “other parts of the non-essential services, while retaining the ability to surge capacity if required”.
We will update members as soon as the NHS updates its adult audiology advice.