The shielded patient list comprises patients identified using national administrative datasets and patients identified by hospitals or general practice and flagged as high risk. Patients identified nationally are selected using an algorithm.
The shielded patient list is updated daily with hospital data, address changes and where patients have passed away. It is updated weekly with GP data.
Patients can also refer themselves using the government service to get coronavirus support as a clinically extremely vulnerable person. You will need to assess the records of patients who refer themselves in this way.