Please note we are operating a telephone Triage system for all appointments unless they are for injections. All patients that need to visit the surgery will be triaged before their appointments. If you do not receive a triage call and have any covid-19 symptoms, please do not come in for your appointment. Please re-arrange your appointment after your 14 day self-isolation.
This guidance is for people, including children, who are at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) because of an underlying health condition, and for their family, friends and carers. It is intended for use in situations where the extremely vulnerable person is living in their own home, with or without additional support. This includes the extremely clinically vulnerable people living in long-term care facilities, either for the elderly or persons with special needs.
Shielding is a measure to protect people who are clinically extremely vulnerable by minimising all interaction between those who are extremely vulnerable and others. We are strongly advising people with serious underlying health conditions (listed below), which put them at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19), to rigorously follow shielding measures in order to keep themselves safe.
For more information see link below.
Letters are being sent to vulnerable people in England from the NHS and Government asking vulnerable and high risk patients to isolate and shield from coronavirus by staying at home.
General Practices are also identifying very high risk patients which may not be included in the above list. We have been calling patients that are very high risk in the last few weeks asking them to stay at home. Some patients have requested a shielding letter (work purposes) and the Shielding information in the letter has been attached below for anyone who may be interested and did not receive a copy of the letter.
If you any concerns about the coronavirus, please have a look at the latest Government information and advice on this link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
You can also contact NHS 111 for advice if you are experiencing symptoms for further advice. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND A&E OR YOUR GP PRACTICE.
For all the latest travel information, and advice about the government response to the outbreak - see link below;
It's Good to Talk
A new campaign by Age UK and the NHS is encouraging older people to seek help for mental health issues through talking therapies.
One in five people over 65 suffer from depression or anxiety, but older people are less likely to get the help they need for their mental health than the rest of the population.
For more information please click on the link below:
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