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ABN Guidelines - COVID-19

Association of British Neurologists 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 below (ABN 2020 COVID-19 and neurological conditions) 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


Reviewed 26.03.20 


Please note: Our general ABN Guidelines page can be found here


COVID-19 Guidance

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
15.07.2020 ABN ADVISORY-SERVICE RECONFIGURATION PDF (228 KB) Administration 15/07/2020
ABN: Guidance on recommencing neurology services PDF (240.99 KB) Administration 21/05/2020
19.05.20 ABN Guidance on DMTs for MS and COVID19 PDF (310.25 KB) Administration 19/05/2020
ABN_Neurology_COVID-19_Guidance_v6_09.4.20.pdf PDF (591.43 KB) Administration 09/04/2020
06.04.20 ABN Recommended Stroke Resources PDF (55.02 KB) Administration 06/04/2020
3.4.20 CMO Caring for people at highest clinical r PDF (250.75 KB)  more ] Administration 06/04/2020
26.3.20 ABN Neurology COVID-19 Guidance V5 PDF (476.51 KB)  more ] Administration 26/03/2020
29.03.20 ABN Guidance on Referral Management PDF (286.83 KB) Administration 03/04/2020
Top ten messages for supporting healthcare staff PDF (392.57 KB)  more ] Administration 02/04/2020
24.03.20ABN Guidance- COVID-19, Health Care Worker PDF (212.09 KB)  more ] Administration 24/03/2020
23.03.20 ABN Letter to Clinical Directors PDF (274.27 KB) Administration 24/03/2020
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