Your health during the coronavirus pandemic

Exercising at home

Please click HERE for information about exercising at home. It is very important to keep moving during isolation and no matter what your age, ability or medical condition this booklet gives you a range of easy exercises that anyone can do whilst at home.

For exercises to do with children have a look at the link below to the Cbeebies website and some fun activities you can do together: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/fun-exercises-to-do-at-home-with-kids 

NHS 111

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/

This service should be used to check your symptoms and find out what you need to do if you think you could have Coronavirus. The NHS 111 telephone service should be used only when absolutely necessary.

Childhood immunisations

We understand that some parents may be anxious about bringing their children to the surgery for their routine immunisations. Please click HERE for an information sheet of FAQ’s about childhood immunisations.

B12 Injections

Please click HERE to view a letter detailing the procedure for Vitamin B12 injections throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Mental health and wellbeing advice

It is really important that we all look after our mental health and wellbeing through these challenging times, especially if you are in isolation. There are a number of mental health and wellbeing services still operating through the pandemic. Many are offering online or telephone consultations. You can also access help via a range of mobile apps.

There is a workbook available to support anyone suffering with anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic. Please click HERE to download a copy.

You can find links and contact details for mental health and wellbeing providers on our webpage ‘helpline numbers and websites’

Cancer and Coronavirus

It is very important that you still come to your GP if you are worried about any health issues during the coronavirus pandemic – especially if they are possible signs and symptoms of cancer.  Please click HERE to see information from Cancer Research UK about this.

We have many measures in place to keep patients and staff safe including a dedicated site for patients showing symptoms of coronavirus.  All waiting rooms  have been sectioned off in accordance with social distancing regulations. Patients can wait in their cars instead of coming in to waiting rooms if they prefer.

Please do not put off coming to see us if you have a health concern. Give us a call and speak to one of our reception staff who will be able to reassure you.

Going in to hospital during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

If you have been asked to self isolate for 14 days before you or a household member are admitted to hospital for an operation, you may need to provide your employer with evidence of this. Although the actual admissions letter should be sufficient evidence, we have produced a letter to help you with this. Please follow the following link to print off and hand to your employer. https://www.staffahealth.co.uk/files/2020/06/Request-for-Pre-Hospital-Admission-Isolation-Letter-June-2020-pdf.pdf

Patients can click here to contact us online