Coronavirus Update

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

SICK NOTES - the advice from the Prime Minister on Sunday 10th May 2020 was to "work from home if you can, but you should go to work if you can’t work from home". Please do not phone if you are worried about returning to work as it is important that we keep our phone lines free for medical emergencies. If you have coronavirus symptoms then please follow the guidance found on the NHS 111 website (https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19). We are unable to provide sick notes for people who are concerned about returning to work. If you have concerns about your health or your workplace, then please email forrest.medical@nhs.net and we can provide a medical summary for you to discuss your concerns with your employer.

We struggling to cope with the high volume of calls we are receiving to answer your queries.

 

In order to help reduce the calls into our surgery, we will be generating a FAQ list on our website and will be posting this to our Facebook page. Please check this list as it may well answer your questions and prevent an unnecessary telephone call to us.

 

We are extremely grateful for your understanding patience - Please HELP US to HELP YOU – we need to free the lines for YOUR urgent calls.

 

We are all under pressure, key workers and public alike. Please try to be considerate, compassionate and caring to others in this very difficult time of crisis that we are faced with. Thank you.

 

DENTISTRY

Do you need Dental advice? Then you need to ask a dentist for advice. See the information on the leaflet attached (please click here).
 

LATEST NHS 111 GUIDANCE

SICK NOTES 

We are getting a lot of calls from patients asking for a sick note for their employer. The link below provides information on guidance on what people will need ("if employees need to provide evidence to their employer that they need to stay at home due to coronavirus, they will be able to get it from the NHS 111 Online instead of having to get a fit note from their doctor").
 
 
PLEASE NOTE: Until further guidance is available, if you require a letter to self-isolate  please download and use this as the practice will not provide a medical certificate for patients requiring self-isolation for coronavirus.
Please help keep the phone line free for emergencies by not calling for a sick note. Click here to download letter. Thank you for your assistance.
 

COVENTRY SHOPS AND RESTUARANTS OFFERING MEALS AND GROCERY DELIVERIES TO SELF-ISOLATED VULNERABLE PEOPLE

 

AGE UK SUPPORT DOCUMENT: This is a really helpful document with links and contact numbers for thngs, including: food support; money / benefits; general advice and support; and mental health support - click here to download this document

NHS 111 SELF-ISOLATION ADVICE: Please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/ for the latest guidance and advice from NHS 111 on self-isolating

 

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING:
For adult patients: https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/coping-with-stress.pdf?sfvrsn=9845bc3a_2

For children: http://primarycarepathways.co.uk/testsite/default/covid19/community-patient-resources/103-facts4life-coronavirus-children/file

CARE COMPANION (for Carers): We are recommending everyone who has caring responsibilities to register with Care Companion, www.carecompanion.org.uk. This locally developed resource provides up to date, trusted information and advice to help you through the COVID-19 pandemic, tailored to the needs of you and the person you care for.

GUIDANCE ON SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SHIELDING - what's the difference?
For guidance on social distancing - please click on this link

For guidance on shielding - please click on this link


LATEST GUIDANCE FROM UHCW: