8 Service organisation
8.1 Providers should maintain effective communication and collaboration with:
NHS England and NHS Improvement Regional Teams and Local Directors of Public Health to determine the current prevalence of COVID‑19 in their local communities
other local providers, including the independent sector.
8.2 Providers of planned care services should be responsive to relevant local and national information on COVID‑19, and adapt processes so that services can be stepped up or down:
depending on pressure on the healthcare system, local capacity and resources.