Coronavirus Testing: Only get tested if you have symptoms

It’s really important to ONLY book a Coronavirus/COVID-19 test if you have at least one of these symptoms: loss/change in sense of smell or taste. a high temperature a new, continuous cough National testing capacity is currently limited and some people are having tests when they don't have symptoms. Detailed NHS Guidance on Getting Tested

Every Mind Matters: New Young People’s Mental Health Campaign

The new Better Health – Every Mind Matters campaign provides NHS-endorsed tips and advice to help children and young people’s mental wellbeing, and equip parents and carers with the knowledge to support them. The new advice available on the Every Mind Matters website has been developed in partnership with leading children and young people’s mental health charities, including Young … Continue reading Every Mind Matters: New Young People’s Mental Health Campaign

Good Advice: NHS guidance for people at high risk from coronavirus

With Coronavirus cases rising again, in early September, it's a worrying time for people who are at high risk (clinically extremely vulnerable) from the virus. However, our knowledge of how to combat the virus has developed and the NHS have become highly proficient in treating people with the virus. Anxiety is a natural reaction to … Continue reading Good Advice: NHS guidance for people at high risk from coronavirus

How To Record Your “Future Wishes” & Care Plans

West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership has produced a new resource pack designed for patients, their carers and families, and professionals to help them to have conversations about their future wishes and to record these in the form of an advance care plan. It will help people to have what can be quite difficult conversations in … Continue reading How To Record Your “Future Wishes” & Care Plans

NHS to receive 250,000 clear face masks to support people with hearing loss

250,000 clear face masks are to be delivered to frontline NHS and social care workers to support better care for people who use lip-reading and facial expressions to communicate. NHS and care workers will be given clear face masks to help them communicate with people with certain conditions like hearing loss, autism and dementia, the … Continue reading NHS to receive 250,000 clear face masks to support people with hearing loss