COVID-19: Ethical Advice and Support Framework

This clinical decision-making guidance for Scotland has been produced by a senior clinical team, chaired by Professor Tom Evans. This guidance is considered both clinically sound and on firm moral ground.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will put health and social care services across Scotland under unprecedented additional pressure and will require increased overall capability and capacity of the NHS in Scotland.

Every effort is being made to ensure that these are quickly put in place. This guidance is intended to support NHS staff with decision making during this pandemic.

This guidance has produced in a relatively short space of time and we find ourselves in a fast paced and ever evolving situation.

As such the guidance will be continuously reviewed and updated as the evidence and our experience of COVID-19 grows.

Any comments you may have on the content of the guidance and how it can be improved will be considered in the next version of the guidance."

Please feedback to : ClinicalCellSecretariat@gov.scot

Download the PDF: Covid-19 CMO ethical advice and support 3 April 2020