COVID-19 Guidance and Advice
Guidance and health documents for health professionals
COVID-19 External Advice & Links for Medical Professionals
Information and links for Neurological patients
This page will feature the latest ABN updates on COVID-19 as they become available.
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ABN Guidance on COVID-19 for people with neurological conditions, their doctors and carers
We now know that the risk of complicated COVID-19 infection is increased in certain groups, including those over 70 years, with long-term conditions or a weakened immune system. These risk factors are found in many of our patients.
In co-operation with the Royal College of Physicians, and the Chief Medical Officer's team, the ABN has produced guidance on the risks from a variety of conditions and treatments. The document, (which can be found on the COVID-19 Response page) can be used to identify those at high, medium or low risk of complications from COVID-19 infection.
The recommendation from the Chief Medical Officer is that
high risk patients self-isolate for 3 months.The advice and guidance is developing from day to day and this guidance will be updated as new information becomes available.
Jon Sussman, Hon. Secretary Association of British Neurologists
22 March 2020
The ABN RaDAR is a platform to facilitate ascertainment and research recruitment in rare neurological disorders. The ABN requests that all members track suspected neurological complications of COVID-19 infection. These may be short-, medium-,
or longer-term neurological symptoms or conditions. Please report immediately using the button below.
The ABN has created a temporary, free COVID-19 membership, to allow access to ABN collated COVID-19 advice and guidance for health professionals. To sign up please click below. Full ABN benefits are available via our standard memberships