Please follow the link to South Tees CCG website
GET EXTRA SUPPORT AS AN EXTREMELY VULNERABLE PERSON
Do you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to Coronavirus?
Do need additional help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food?
To register for yourself or another person, you will need your NHS number, this can be found on your prescription or any letter the NHS has sent you
Then phone 0800 0288327 or register online at:
Community Support Hubs
Local Authorities have been directed to set community support hubs to coordinate support responses to vulnerable patients at greater risk from the Covid-19 virus. Please see below overview the details and a contact numbers of the Community Support Hubs established by each local authority within the Tees Valley. Their role is to provide support to people who might not have support from friends or family members in the following key areas:
- Information and advice
- Emotional support
- Delivery of shopping / newspapers / prescriptions
- walking or taking care of your pets
- health advice
- making meals
Middlesbrough Hub - telephone 01642 729777
Redcar and Cleveland hub - tel 01642 771122
facebook - redcar and cleveland Coronavirus support group
Online isolation notes - providing proof of coronavirus absence from work
Online isolation notes are via NHS111 online, for patients that are self-isolating. An isolation note can be obtained without contacting a doctor and practices are not able to provide these; The notes can be accessed through the NHS website and NHS 111 online
WHO SHOULD BE SOCIAL DISTANCING?
THIS BROAD GROUP OF PATIENTS (WHO ARE NORMALLY ELIGIBLE FOR AN ANNUAL FLU JAB) SHOULD TAKE STEPS TO REDUCE THEIR SOCIAL INTERACTIONS IN ORDER TO REDUCE THE TRANSMISSION OF THE VIRUS
This group has been identified to the public as those who are:
- aged 70 or older (regardless of medical conditions)
- under 70 with an underlying health condition listed below (i.e. anyone instructed to get a flu jab as an adult each year on medical grounds):
- chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
- chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
- chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral palsy
- problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
- a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
- being seriously overweight (a BMI of 40 or above)
WHO SHOULD UNDERGO STRICT SOCIAL ISOLATION WITH NO CONTACT BEYOND THAT WHICH IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY? (WE'RE CALLING THIS "SHIELDING PATIENTS" WHO ARE THE MOST VULNERABLE AND AT THE HIGHEST RISK)
THIS GROUP OF PATIENTS WILL RECEIVE A LETTER FROM EITHER THEIR CANCER SPECIALIST, THEIR CONSULTANT OR HOSPITAL SPECIALIST AND FOR A SMALL NUMBER OF COMPLEX CASES WHERE ASKED FROM US (THEIR GP)
- Solid organ transplant recipients
- People with specific cancers
- People with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radical radiotherapy for lung cancer
- People with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment People having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer
- People having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors.
- People who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs.
- People with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD
- People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as SCID, homozygous sickle cell disease)
- People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection
- People who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired
CORONA VIRUS ADVICE
Latest Advice about self isolation, social distancing, social shielding, employment, sick pay and claiming allowances when a condition may prevent you from undertaking your job from BBC
Do you need a letter regarding Coronavirus to give to your employer about providing sicknotes?
letter to patients requesting a sicknote for Coronavirus
Requests for certification of absence from the workplace may fall into five categories:
Personally affected so isolating for seven day
Personally affected and remaining unwell for over seven day
Household contact affected so isolating for fourteen days as per government advice
At risk group so following government advice
Those in full time education
5 circumstances you may need a sicknote and how to get one
General NHS health advice
Advice for people with Cancer
advice about Corona for people with Cancer
Pituitary/ adrenal insufficiency (including steroid sick day rules)
Underlying lung disease (British Lung Foundation)
People with Asthma
People with Diabetes
Sick day rules T1 diabetes
Sick day rules T2 diabetes
People affected by Stroke
Children/young people T1 diabetes
People with Heart/circulatory disease
Young people with anxiety
The GPs at Eston surgery do not prescribe for short, self limiting illnesses, (cough, sore throat, indigestion, constipation etc) where medicines can be bought over the counter
Find out the most effective ways to treat things like heartburn and a blocked nose at home, and save yourself a trip to the GP surgery.
Remember: you can also get advice from your local pharmacist for lots of health issues, including when to visit your GP. And there's no need for an appointment.
PRE-BOOKING EXTENDED HOURS ACCESS
From 1st July, the surgery will be providing extended hours access to our patients for face to face GP appointments to pre-book.
Normanby Medical Centre doctors (who are part of Eston PCN) will be providing this service for our patients. See our news section (7) for more details about Eston PCN.
To book (or cancel) an appointment, please telephone our reception, ask at our desk or you can pre-book and cancel on-line.
Appointments will be available to book from 1st July, every Tuesday evening from 6.30pm onwards.
Please note, the clinic will be held at Normanby Medical Centre (across the bridge from Eston Surgery) in Low Grange Health Village.
Alternatively, if you wish to book a STAR GP or NP appointment in advance you can now book directly by clicking here and following the instructions.
PLEASE NOTE DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS, WE HAVE SUSPENDED ON-LINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING DUE TO COVID-19,
(Site updated 01/04/2020)