Coronavirus – NHS Information & Advice

The NHS website has a wealth of advice on how to stay well and what to do if you become ill.

Advice for protecting the vulnerable

This Public Health England document provides a summary of the main guidance produced to help vulnerable individuals, groups and communities to protect themselves and others from COVID-19, and to manage the impact of shielding and social distancing.

Support

Getting help from an NHS Volunteer Responder – If you are currently not supported and need some help with shopping, a prescription collection or a friendly chat then the NHS Volunteer Responders are ready to help.

What to do if you need medical help

If you need medical help for any reason, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature or a new, continuous cough), use the 111 coronavirus service.

If you need help or advice not related to coronavirus: for health information and advice, use the NHS website or your GP surgery website; for urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service – only call 111 if you’re unable to get help online; for life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance. Read more advice about getting medical help at home.

NHS Coronavirus News

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    Coping With Change – Tips To Avoid Stress
    Some people love change, however, many people find change hard. As covid restrictions lift there will be people that will relish new opportunities and there will be people who feel anxious about the ‘new normal’, living with …
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    The Pandemic’s Toll On People With Learning Disabilities
    This article, from the BMJ explores how the covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on people with learning disabilities across the world. The linked paper by the OpenSAFELY collaborative led by Williamson and colleagues …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    Lockdown easing plans put CEV people back in jeopardy Psychology experts, health professionals and Disabled People’s Organisations are expressing grave concerns about the Prime Minister’s announcement that the majority of …
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    COVID-19 vaccines highly effective in most people in clinical risk groups
    There’s reassuring news that vaccines are helping keep people from at risk groups safe from serious illness and death from Covid-19. Those used in the UK as effective at preventing symptomatic disease in the majority of …
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    Local Vaccination Drop-ins
    In addition to pre-booked appointment sessions, the NHS are also running regular walk-in vaccination clinics throughout Calderdale where you do not need to book in advance. They hold these clinics subject to demand and deliver …
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    Most Covid-19 Restrictions Set to Be Lifted On 19 July
    The government has outlined plans to lift the remaining Covid restrictions in England. Most legal restrictions and guidance in England look set to be removed from 19 July. At a Downing Street briefing, earlier this week, Boris …
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    Are You at Risk of Type 2 Diabetes?
    https://youtu.be/0anqgIw2Hiw Did you know, Calderdale’s Hebden Bridge GP Group Practice is top of the leader board this month when it comes to making referrals to the Heathier You NHS Diabetes prevention Programme. In May, 49 …
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    Covid-19 Winter Booster Vaccination – Report
    JCVI interim advice: potential COVID-19 booster vaccine programme winter 2021 to 2022 Published 30 June 2021 In the situation where social mixing and social contact return towards pre-pandemic norms, it is expected that winter …
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    Covid-19: “Life on hold” for NHS patients needing musculoskeletal care
    Conditions such as back pain and arthritis are the biggest cause of morbidity in the UK. But the pandemic has seen primary and secondary care appointments cancelled or held virtually. In the first of a new series on the “new …
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    Disability Rights UK Newsletter
    Disabled people’s lives ‘devastated’ by Covid – BBC Survey Thousands of D/deaf and Disabled people became more disabled during the pandemic with most losing access to vital medical appointments and necessary routines. A BBC …