Important Information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
For the latest National updates and information visit the UK Government coronavirus website.
For Local Leicestershire & Rutland Advice please visit: https://www.leicestercityccg.nhs.uk/my-health/coronavirus-advice/
The British Medical Association (BMA) has called for face coverings to become compulsory in GP practices, after the Government announced they will be mandatory in hospitals. This will apply from Monday 15th June.
We kindly ask all patients and visitors attending the surgery to please wear a face mask or face covering. This can be a scarf or something similar, it doesn't have to be a medical grade face mask. This will help to reduce the spread of coronovirus.
Please see the link below on different ways you can make your own face covering :
Thank you for your cooperation and support in fighting against the coronavirus.
Mental health and wellbeing workbook During the Covid-19 outbreak
There are a huge range of resources and websites circulating the internet and social
media aiming to support service users/carers and their families in this unprecedented
time. This range of resources is potentially overwhelming leaving people unsure
where to go or what might be most helpful, so may add to difficult feelings.
This workbook is an attempt to pool together some of those resources in one
document, structured with specific areas of need or interest. Click here to access the Work Book
Coronavirus ? Flu ? or Cold ?
Please see the useful Symptoms table below to help you decide.
Coronavirus Advice in different languages
Please visit the Leicestershire CCG page link below for the latest guidelines in multi-lingual resources
Supporting your recovery after the Coronavirus
Clinical Trail: If you’ve recovered from COVID-19 the NHS needs your help to fight back
If you’ve had coronavirus or the symptoms, you can donate plasma for a trial which could save the lives of people who are still ill. Please click the link below for more information:
COVID-19 Vaccine Research Registry
As you may have seen, the NIHR has publicly launched the COVID-19 vaccine research registry. This enables people to sign up to register their interest in taking part in vaccine trials into the virus.
The service is available to anyone aged 18 or over, living in the UK. To register, users need to fill in some personal and contact details, and answer a series of basic health screening questions on an NHS website form. The service is highly secure, with personal data and permissions held in a NHS system managed by NHS Digital.
By registering through the service, users are not signing up to take part in a specific trial or study. Instead, researchers working on vaccine studies supported by the NIHR will be able to search for volunteers who have signed up to the service. Signing up is an individual choice.
You can sign up to the register here. More information about the register can be found here.
Symptoms and what to do
Do not leave your home if you have either:
- a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new continuous cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Read general information such as:
Advice for everyone
Advice for people at high risk
Symptoms and what to do
Self-isolation if you or someone you live with has symptoms
Getting an isolation note