Help and Support for our Patients
Bereavement Information Leaflet. Marie-Curie run a bereavement helpline
Cancer – Be Cautious about Cancer lists symptoms to be aware of. Please do not delay getting in touch if you have any concerns
COVID-19 Lateral Flow Tests – Patients attending the surgery should be taking a lateral flow test, anyone can get them from gov.uk
Domestic Violence if in immediate danger ring 999 followed by 55, this is known as the silent solution and alerts the operator that you need help. There is a guide here to staying safe and information from the government how to get help
Government Website information how to protect yourself, employment, education, business, healthcare workers & carers, travel, how you can help ….
Health at Home includes information how to manage long-term conditions, how to order repeat prescriptions online & get them delivered and mental & phyiscal & wellbeing
Isolation Notes if you are self-isolating due to having symptoms or living with someone who has symptoms and you need a note for your employer
Maternity – Pregnancy Advice, Antenatal Care
NHS Advice for Everyone
NHS Apps Library with various apps to help you manage your health and wellbeing. You can filter by price and the 16 categories. We suggest using the many apps which are free.
NHS Text Message Service if you are self-isolating with symptoms can register your contact details and symptoms with the 111 online service to receive daily text updates. These updates will check how people are and ensure help is given to get through the isolation period.
Riverside Clinic for sexual health and contraception needs
Sexual Health Advice
Sexual Health – Contraceptive Advice
Stay at Home Guidance produced by HM Government, guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection and guidance for households with grandparents, parents and children living together where a member of the household is aged 70 or over
Struggling? if you’re feeling unsafe of struggling going to work, paying bills or being unemployed, getting food, having somewhere to live or with mental health and wellbeing
Support to Stop Smoking Service is still operating
Unpaid Care – Guidance
Virgin Care Contact Numbers – Health Access Team for Reablement & District Nurses 0300 2470200 / Social Care Team 0300 2470203
Extremely Vulnerable Patients – NHS background and FAQs
Extremely Vulnerable Adults – If you (or somebody you know) is in need of support you are advised to register if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to Coronavirus. For example, you’ll be able to ask for help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food. If you are not sure whether the medical condition makes you extremely vulnerable, register anyway. You can register yourself, or on behalf of someone else on the government website
Video consultations -This short You tube clip shows how video consultations work and are secure.
Vulnerable Patients – NHS advice
WhatsApp to subscribe to the government’s chatbot site, message ‘Hi’ to 07860 064422. The free to use service aims to provide official, trustworthy and timely information and advice
Weight Guidance – X-PERT Weight Summary
Call free 0800 090 2309 with any questions about dying, death, bereavement and terminal illness.
Lines are open 8am-6pm Monday to Friday and 11am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday.