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Coronavirus

Please find further Information regarding Coronavirus on the following links 

Isolation note request  
You should not contact your GP if you need to self-isolate and think that you require proof for your employer.
People unable to work for more than seven days because of coronavirus (COVID-19) can obtain an isolation note through a new online service.
The isolation note service can be accessed via the 111 online coronavirus service or NHS.UK/coronavirus as well as via the NHS app.

Rescue Packs 
There has been some incorrect information about Asthma and COPD rescue packs on social media recently. These packs are only for bacterial infections which Coronavirus is not (it is a virus). If you don’t normally have an Asthma or COPD rescue pack you should not contact your GP practice to order one.

Repeat Prescriptions

There is no concern regarding medicines supplies and your practice will continue to issue prescriptions for routine medications as usual. Please order your medicines using online services or Apps wherever possible (e.g. Patient Online Access or NHS App). Please order your repeat when you have a 7 to 10 day supply of medicines left.
 
Practices will routinely send prescriptions electronically to pharmacies to dispense, so you or your representative can collect the dispensed items from the pharmacy in most cases. Many practices are also moving some patients on to repeat dispensing for a period of several months, which will mean instead of you having to request a repeat prescription from your GP practice each month it will be available in the pharmacy for you on a monthly basis.
 
Pharmacies are working hard with the NHS and volunteers to support patients who need their medicines to be delivered to their homes. Please speak with your pharmacist if you have difficulty arranging for your dispensed items to be collected by a family member, friend or neighbour and you haven’t previously needed a pharmacy delivery service.

Vulnerable individuals
The NHS in England is currently writing to individuals that it has identified as being at particularly high risk of contracting Coronavirus due to underlying health conditions, outlining what steps they should take and why.
 
You do not need to contact your GP practice if you think you are at particularly high risk but haven’t yet received a letter. We will contact you if we need to.

Patient webinars
Patient webinars which provide online support for patients to help them self-manage a range of conditions can now be accessed.
 
Initially developed by health professionals in Somerset, the materials are now free for promotion by NHS professionals nationwide. Materials currently accessible via the dedicated website – www.patientwebinars.co.uk

Disability Information Bureau New Leaf Service

The world is a bit scary right now, but there are lots of opportunities to grow during this time.

The New Leaf programme helps people who have been out of work for a long period of time to gain skills, build confidence and ultimately get closer to employment.

  • 1-2-1 mentoring
  • Help with improving your CV
  • Access to training courses
  • Professional mental health support

Call: 01625 501759

Healthwatch survey 
Healthwatch Cheshire are conducting a survey about health and wellbeing during Coronavirus.

The survey asks how people have found accessing advice and support, how they have been affected by changes to health and care services and about their mental health and wellbeing during the Coronavirus outbreak.

This is designed to find out what has been good, what lessons could be learned and what other support people may need during this time. The survey will be ongoing and people are encouraged to complete it more than once as the situation develops.

Click here to take the survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/M338XBK



 
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