Coronavirus Update

 

LATEST NHS 111 GUIDANCE

SICK NOTES 

We are getting a lot of calls from patients asking for a sick note for their employer. The link below provides information on guidance on what people will need ("if employees need to provide evidence to their employer that they need to stay at home due to coronavirus, they will be able to get it from the NHS 111 Online instead of having to get a fit note from their doctor").
 
 
PLEASE NOTE: Until further guidance is available, if you require a letter to self-isolate  please download and use this as the practice will not provide a medical certificate for patients requiring self-isolation for coronavirus.
Please help keep the phone line free for emergencies by not calling for a sick note. Click here to download letter. Thank you for your assistance.
 

DENTISTRY

 

Do you need Dental advice? Then you need to ask a dentist for advice. See the information on the leaflet attached (please click here).
 
AGE UK SUPPORT DOCUMENT: This is a really helpful document with links and contact numbers for thngs, including: food support; money / benefits; general advice and support; and mental health support - click here to download this document

NHS 111 SELF-ISOLATION ADVICE: Please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/ for the latest guidance and advice from NHS 111 on self-isolating

 

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING:
For adult patients: https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/coping-with-stress.pdf?sfvrsn=9845bc3a_2

For children: http://primarycarepathways.co.uk/testsite/default/covid19/community-patient-resources/103-facts4life-coronavirus-children/file

CARE COMPANION (for Carers): We are recommending everyone who has caring responsibilities to register with Care Companion, www.carecompanion.org.uk. This locally developed resource provides up to date, trusted information and advice to help you through the COVID-19 pandemic, tailored to the needs of you and the person you care for.

GUIDANCE ON SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SHIELDING - what's the difference?
For guidance on social distancing - please click on this link

For guidance on shielding - please click on this link