Latest information from Gov UK, NHS UK & Public Health England
Printed prescriptions will no longer be issued. Could patients please provide details of their preferred Pharmacy so we can send over prescriptions electronically, saving an unnecessary visit to the Surgery.
Use this service if you have been told to stay at home because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer, please click the link https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
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.
Wigan Borough have just launched a new local communication campaign called ‘Here for you’. Its purpose to ensure people seek help for non-COVID related symptoms, to know services are still … [continue] Wigan Borough – Here for You Campaign
Vulnerable or at risk people can now refer themselves for support from NHS Volunteer Responders to access help with collecting shopping, medication & essential supplies. They also offer a check-in … [continue] NHS Volunteers – Self-referral
Local support services are being coordinated by Wigan Council which you can access by ringing 01942 489018 Wigan Council Self-Isolation Support 01942 489018 www.wigan.gov.uk/coronavirus
Advice for parents during Coronavirus pandemic – please click the following for information Advice for parents
The GM & EC Maternity Voices Partnership and the LMS have worked together to develop some information for women and families around COVID-19 and maternity services. These frequently asked questions … [continue] Maternity FAQs for Women and Families
Bereavement support leaflet The government has published a bereavement support leaflet. The leaflet shares information to help bereaved families, friends or next of kin make important decisions during this national … [continue] Bereavement during the pandemic
This guidance provides advice on appropriate infection prevention and control (IPC) precautions for COVID-19 patients recovering or recovered from COVID-19 and remaining in hospital, or being discharged to their own … [continue] Stepdown of Infection Prevention Control Precautions and Discharging COVID-19 Patients to Home or Care Home
It is important to consider the impact on patients of staying at home, separation from loved ones, and worries about the future. People in shielded groups may be particularly affected. … [continue] Mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic
The increased incidence of domestic violence and abuse which has sadly accompanied the social distancing lock down has prompted the Home Office to update its advice and signposting for assistance.
Opening schools from 1st June 2020 The Department of Education’s latest guidance on the reopening of schools which contains reference to the ‘scientific advice’ it has received on opening schools … [continue] Education and Covid-19
National Autistic Society National Autistic Society, Coronavirus top tips for autistic people
Please don’t ask your GP practice for things because you can’t get them elsewhere. Your GP practice won’t prescribe items that you don’t normally get. #bekind There is a high … [continue] Being considerate during the pandemic #bekind
FROM Greater Manchester: There are currently no medicine shortages as a result of #coronavirus #COVID19. If you regularly take medicines on repeat prescription please only order what you need. There … [continue] Getting medicine during the Covid-19 pandemic