We are receiving a very high volume of patients requesting letters to identify them as “shielded” because they have not received a letter from the National Programme.
The National programme may be sending a second tranche of letter “in the near future” using a new search criteria that will be more comprehensive. In the meantime, patients can self-register if they haven’t had a letter from the NHS but feel they fit into one of the categories by using:www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable
The “Shielded” list still has a number of restrictions to what can be registered for as there are significant clinical conditions not yet covered by the list.
We hope this goes a little way to help answer some of the outstanding questions the letter has generated and the process in which you can use to apply for those that are extremely vulnerable.
Keep well and keep safe.