Coronavirus

New National Restrictions from 5 November 2020

Please follow the link below for the new restrictions taking effect from 5 November 2020 in England:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november

Help the Fight Against Covid-19 - CAN YOU HELP OUT WITH RESEARCH?

Has your doctor or nurse said you are likely to have a COVID-19 infection?

Or do you have symptoms?  

  • Continuous new or worsening cough    
  • High temperature

Are you aged 65 and above?

Or 50 to 64 with any of these illnesses: High Blood pressure, Asthma or lung disease, Diabetes, not treated with insulin, Stroke, Weakened immune system or Liver disease?

Then you could be eligible to join the PRINCIPLE trial and help fight against COVID-19

To find out more please visit www.principletrial.org

Tel 0800 138 0880   email: principle@phc.ox.ac.uk

PRINICPLE Patient Recruitment Poster (1).pdf

DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY if you suspect you have symptoms of coronavirus Self-isolate and check NHS 111 Online

As a practice, the safety of our patients is paramount. To prevent the spread of Coronavirus the Laindon Medical Group has decided as a precaution to change all appointments to TELEPHONE APPOINTMENTS. This includes online appointments, these are now TELEPHONE APPOINTMENTS. A clinician will telephone you to discuss your problem.

Please do not come to the surgery unless a doctor has told you to attend. All prescription requests must be made online via the NHS App or by clicking at bottom of this page. Alternatively you can post your request through our letterbox or send by Royal Mail.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Please use NHS111 online service to check symptoms for Coronavirus https://111.nhs.uk

To order a Coronavirus test, please call 119

Please click https://www.nhs/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for further information on Coronavirus.

If you think you have Coronavirus please click https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19  

For an Isolation note please click ISOLATION NOTE

Could you donate plasma to help treat coronavirus patients?

NHS Blood and Transplant is opening a further 14 convalescent blood plasma donation centres to urgently collect plasma for coronavirus treatment trials and potential use in hospitals. They are encouraging you to come forward if you have had confirmed or suspected coronavirus.

Blood plasma is a liquid that makes up about half your blood volume. After a virus, your plasma contains antibodies that help fight infection. A transfusion of plasma from someone who has recovered from coronavirus may help people who are still ill.

Information About Coronavirus in Certain Medical Conditions & Pregnancy

General NHS advice

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Pituitary/ adrenal insufficiency (including steroid sick day rules)

https://www.endocrinology.org/news/item/14050/Coronavirus-advice-statement-for-patients-with-adrenal%2fpituitary-insufficiency    

Underlying lung disease (British Lung Foundation)

https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/coronavirus

People with Asthma

https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/triggers/coronavirus-covid-19/

People with Diabetes

Https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us/news/coronavirus%3famp

People affected by Stroke

https://www.stroke.org.uk/news/coronavirus-information-people-affected-stroke

Pregnant women

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

Children/young people T1 diabetes

https://jdrf.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-people-living-with-type-1-diabetes/

People with Heart/circulatory disease

https://www.bhf.org.uk/informationsupport/heart-matters-magazine/news/coronavirus-and-your-health

Older people

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/health-wellbeing/conditions-illnesses/coronavirus/#

Young people with anxiety

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/

Adults with anxiety

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

People with Rheumatoid Arthritis

https://www.nras.org.uk/news/coronavirus-what-we-know-so-far

People with cancer

https://breastcancernow.org/about-us/media/statements/advice-coronavirus-people-cancer

People with inflammatory bowel disease

https://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/news/updated-wuhan-novel-coronavirus-advice

Child Immunisations Age 0-5 years and New Patient Registrations

We are still giving child immunisations as these are very important for your child's health. Please ring to make an appointment for all baby immunisations. We do ask that you do not bring other family members to the appointment.

Child Immunisation video

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/

We are still registering all new babies and new patients. We will ask you for an email address and mobile number when you register. Please call 01268 209363.

Domestic Abuse: how to get help

Find out how to get help if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse.

Domestic abuse: how to get help - GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help

Important Contacts

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000 If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.

ChildLine: 0800 1111: Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.

MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’. www.mind.org.uk

YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus. https://youngminds.org.uk

ICON: Babies cry: You can cope. http://iconcope.org/

SafeLives: Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID: http://safelives.org.uk/news-views/domesticabuse-and-covid-19

IRISi interventions: http://irisi.org/iris/find-your-local-iris-site/

ESCB:

https://www.escb.co.uk/safeguarding-children-during-coronavirus-covid-19/temporary-changes-to-services-within-essex/

https://www.escb.co.uk/safeguarding-children-during-coronavirus-covid-19/general-information-and-advice/

https://www.escb.co.uk/safeguarding-children-during-coronavirus-covid-19/resources-for-families/

For those patients who are homeless or know someone who is: hthttps://groundswell.org.uk/coronavirus/tps://