1 Communicating with patients

1 Communicating with patients

1.1 Communicate with patients, their families and carers, and support their mental wellbeing to help alleviate any anxiety they may have about COVID‑19. For patients with a newly diagnosed myocardial injury, signpost to charities (such as the British Heart Foundation, Pumping Marvellous Foundation, Arrhythmia Alliance, Atrial Fibrillation Association and Cardiomyopathy UK) and support groups (including NHS Volunteer Responders) and UK government guidance on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of COVID-19.

1.2 Provide patients, their families and carers with information that meets their communication needs (see NHS England's Accessible Information Standard).