Recovery Planning Resources


NHS Employers - Covid-19 - Guidance for the NHS Workforce Community

UK Government NHS test and trace: workplace guidance

UK Government (2013) - Emergency response and recovery

Primary Care Respiratory Society -Recovering after Covid-19 - A practical guide for clinicians and commissioners 

NHS People - Webinar on caring for people in the recovery phase - The Recovery Phase

WHO Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response - A WHO Guidance Document: recommended actions before, during and after a pandemic

Greater NY Hospital Association. Mass casualty incident response toolkit: guidance for hospitals to prepare and train for mass casualty incidents see chapter 8 on recovery 

Healthcare System Recovery Timeline A White Paper for Texas - How long does it take the healthcare system to recover from a major hurricane?”  Oct 2017

The Strategy Unit – Collation of resources in relation to recovery and long term impacts on COVID-19

Manchester University  Alliance Manchester Business School - Recovering from COVID-19: the key issues

Long term impact/capacity planning


British Medical Journal - Mitigating the wider health effects of covid-19 pandemic response

Edge Health Covid-19 impact on waiting times for elective procedures

Future NHS Collaboration  Register for an account and access COVID-19 (Coronavirus) workspaces in which you can connect, collaborate and share learning with colleagues and partners across the health and social care sector.


Health Service Journal - Managing data effectively now is vital for elective care recovery post covid 22 April




Emergency Planning College Crisis Leadership Guide


The King’s Fund Leading through Covid-19: supporting health and care leaders in unprecedented times



Workforce resilience


Emergency Planning College - Mass disruption to the workplace and human recovery

A FREE highly interactive session that allows resilience professionals to reflect on this key element of recovery whilst still in the response phase of COVID-19.

COVID Trauma Response Working Group

A group of psychological trauma specialists in the UK have formed a working group to help coordinate trauma-informed responses to the COVID outbreak. Policy documents include:  

British Psychological Society, April 2020 -  The psychological needs of healthcare staff as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic


Royal College of Psychiatrists - Top Ten messages for supporting healthcare staff during the Covid-19 pandemic: a discussion document


Royal College of Psychiatrists - Organisational Wellbeing During the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Guidance Document

COVID/Health specific forecasts

British Medical Journal -Mitigating the wider health effects of covid-19 pandemic response  


British Medical Journal -Effect of social distancing on wider health impacts longer term

Edge Health - Covid-19 impact on waiting times for elective procedures

Institute for Fiscal Studies – The wider impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the NHS 


Institute for Fiscal Studies - Recessions and health: The long-term health consequences of responses to coronavirus, April 2020

Specialty specific planning documents

NHS Improvement Coronavirus Specialty Guides includes Adult Critical Care, A&E, Medicine, Cancer, Surgery, Children, Obs & Gynae, Radiology, Palliative Care, & Musculoskeletal

Resources from Royal Colleges and other Professional Bodies on COVID-19 [Last updated 15/06/20]

British Society of Gastroenterology – Service recovery documents- the what, when and how  


ENT UK - Exiting the pandemic: guidance for resuming ENT Services


Royal College of Radiologists – COVID 19 interim guidance on restarting elective work 


Royal College of Surgeons – Recovery of surgical services during and after COVID-19

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