Originator: CMO Messaging
From: CMO Messaging
Issue date: 24-Dec-2020 18:20:50
This alert has been issued to:

  • · NHS Regional Offices
  • · NHS Foundation Trusts (England) - Medical Director
  • · NHS Foundation Trusts (England) - Chief Executive
  • · NHS Trusts (England) - Medical Director
  • · NHS Trusts (England) - Chief Executive

  • Other contacts
  • · Independent Healthcare Providers (registered with CAS)
  • · Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • · Special Health Authorities
  • · CMO Urgent Messages - Non-NHS Recipients on Public Health Link
  • · Regional Directors of Public Health
  • · Consultants in Communicable Diseases
  • · CMO Urgent Messages - Recipients on Public Health Link
  • · Director of Public Health
  • · GP - Locum
  • · NHS 111 and Out of hours providers
  • · GP Practices
  • · Out of hours contacts
  • · Primary Care Networks
  • · GP Practices 1

Action category: Important information for immediate action
Title: Immediate Actions in response to SARS-CoV-2 virus new variants of concerns
Broadcast content: Immediate Actions in response to SARS-CoV-2 virus new variants of concerns
1. UK VOC122020/01, lineage B1.1.7, first identified in Kent on 20/09/2020
2. UK VOC122020/02, lineage B1.351 or 501Y.V2 first identified in South Africa in October 2020
Additional information: NHS England and NHS Improvement Regional Offices: please cascade this alert to Community Pharmacy,
Dental and Optometry contractors.
Alert reference: CEM/CMO/2020/043
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