Many NHS staff who would normally answer calls from patients are redeployed to the fight against coronavirus (covid-19). Patient charities continue to experience high volumes of calls from concerned people with musculoskeletal conditions. Patient charities are responding with specific information and guidance, including virtual Q&A and risk calculators.
Here’s a roundup of some of the online help people can refer to:
Hypermobility Syndromes Association (HMSA): https://www.hypermobility.org/news/covid19-resources
National Axial Spondyloarthritis Society (NASS): https://www.nras.org.uk/coronavirus, https://nass.co.uk/news/coronavirus-advice-for-people-on-biologic-therapy/
National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS): https://www.nras.org.uk/coronavirus
Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK (SRUK): https://www.sruk.co.uk/about-us/news/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-advice-our-community/