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CORONAVIRUS

STAY ALERT, SAVE LIVES.

FOR FULL INFORMATION CLICK THE COVID-19 LINK (Further information column)

DO NOT ATTEND SURGERY IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OR BEEN IN CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WITH SYMPTOMS

Need to see a GP or Nurse between 6.30pm & 8.00pm Monday to Friday, Saturday or Sundays 10.00am to 4.00pm ?Contact the new 'WIGAN GP EXTENDED HOURS' service on   01942 482848 

Website:   www.wigangpalliance.org

Appointments available every day and weekends

You can also see a Nurse here for your Long Term Condition review (Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, IHD, Stroke, AF & Heart Failure) or a cervical smear test or contraceptive pill check. 

6.30pm - 8.00pm weekdays or 10.00am - 4.00pm Saturdays

COVID-19

COVID-19

STAY ALERT, SAVE LIVES

The main symptoms of coronavirus (Covid-19) are a high temperature, a new continuous cough, a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

Stay alert We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

stay at home as much as possible work from home if you can limit contact with other people keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)

wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms

Testing is now open to any member of the public with COVID-19 symptoms by visiting nhs.uk/coronavirus or calling 119 to book a test.

What you can and can't do 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do

Sign Language - Important advice to keep you safe from Covid-19                          https://youtu.be/bdsNjI56ArU://youtu.be/bdsNjI56ArU

HELP TO QUIT SMOKING

https://www.gmhealthhub.org/smoking/helptoquit://www.gmhealthhub.org/smoking/helptoquit

List of diseases and conditions considered to be very high risk:

1. Solid organ transplant recipients

2. People with specific cancers • People with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radical radiotherapy for lung cancer • People with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment • People having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer • People having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors • People who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs

3. People with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD

4. People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as SCID, homozygous sickle cell)

5. People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection

6. People who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired

7. Renal Dialysis Patients

CHILDREN & NON COVID ILLNESS

COVID-19 is unlikely to cause serious illness in children, but please remember children can become seriously unwell from other causes that are always around.  Please do not let concerns over COVID-19 stop you from contacting medical services.  If you are not sure if your child needs to be seen please go to https://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/national for advice or contact 111 or Meadowview Surgery.  If your child is seriously unwell call 999

Self Care Advice

drink plenty of water take everyday painkillers, such as paracetamol follow same advice as for flu isolate yourselves from others isolate members of the household

https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virus-infection-and-pregnancy

Please see the up to date guidelines and policies by clicking on the link https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/primary-care/

If you require help from GP for a new or ongoing medical problem please use the AskmyGP link and email the GP with your concern/question and the GP will be in contact

Nursing Team appointments for routine reviews have been suspended but the following will continue to be provided;

  • Child immunisations
  • Pneumococcal Vaccines
  • Contraception Vaccine
  • B12 Injections
  • Cervical Smear Testing
  • Shingles Vaccine

Post Natal and 8 week baby check appointments will continue

If you know you know you need to self isolate due to the current COVID-19 outbreak and your employer has requested a note please follow this link & NHS111 will provide certification https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note

Volunteer

If you require help from a volunteer and are self isolating or you would like to become a volunteer please follow this link https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHSvolunteerresponders for more information

If you require help from a Goodsam volunteer call 0808 196 3646

Children & Young People with Mental Health Problems

Kooth provides information and support along with treatment for children and young people with a range of mental health problems. Scheduled and drop in counselling sessions are available 365 days a year and include slots at evenings and weekends.

Kooth is an online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform available to any young person who may be struggling with their mental health – and particularly during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Kooth is for young people aged 11-18 and offers a variety of resources, including:

  • A live chat function that allows young people to contact a qualified counsellor
  • Chat forums with other young people
  • Crisis information
  • Self help resources

To sign up to use Kooth, go to www.kooth.com

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General Practice Extraction Service

https://digital.nhs.uk/coronavirus/gpes-data-for-pandemic-planning-and-research/general-practice-transparency-notice (this link will open in a new window - popups must be allowed)



 
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