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**LATEST CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION - LINKS TO GOV UK WEBSITE AND ARTICLES WITH COVID 19 INFORMATION**

The current government advice about high risk groups is available here.   The current guidance for protecting extremely clinically vulnerable groups is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19.  The GPs at the surgery have no additional information above and beyond this and are unable to help with requests for sick notes or other letters in such circumstances.

For people concerned about children attending educational settings; we understand and sympathise with the concerns around children attending school at this time, especially if a household has extremely vulnerable members. As a practice we are very sorry, but decisions about children attending school are not ours to make. It's not something that we can help with. We would suggest a discussion between the people involved and the school to decide on the best course of action.

 

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Latest Public Health England information and advice 

The NHS 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.

The latest information on symptoms of coronovirus infection and areas where recent travel may have resulted in a high risk of exposure can be found here.

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you on what to do.

Find out more information on the outbreak of Coronavirus including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms here.

SUPPORTING YOU TO HELP YOURSELF - www.getselfhelp.co.uk

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EU VACCINE PASSPORT AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR TRAVEL

The EU vaccine 'passport' and what it means for travel - BBC News

 

LONG TERM EFFECTS OF CORONAVIRUS

Long-term effects of coronavirus (long COVID) - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

 

 BBC NEWS ARTICLE REGARDING PLANS FOR BOOSTER JABS

 Covid: NHS plans booster jab for those 50 and over before winter - BBC News

 

HOW TO STOP THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS

How to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance has now been made available on the Public Health England website in 30 different languages.

How to Stop The Spread Of Coronavirus

 

 GOV UK ARTICLE - INFORMATION IF YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT AZ SECOND DOSE

COVID-19 vaccination: worried about having your second dose of AstraZeneca? - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

 

INFORMATION ON HOME DELIVERY OF MEDICATIONS AND APPLIANCES DURING COVID OUTBREAK

 C1333_Home-delivery-of-medicines-and-appliances-during-the-COVID-19-outbreak_June2021-.pdf

  

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING ASPECTS OF CORONAVIRUS

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is having an impact on everyone's daily lives, as the government and the NHS take necesary steps to manage the outbreak, reduce transmission, and treat those who need medical attention.

Click here to access advice on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing.

 

To Get Support as an extremely vulnerable adult- please register on the link below:

www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

  • Register if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. For example, you’ll be able to ask for help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food.
  • If you’re not sure whether your medical condition makes you extremely vulnerable, register anyway.
  • You can register yourself, or on behalf of someone else.
  • If you know it, it’s useful to have your NHS number to hand. You can find it on any letter the NHS has sent you or on a prescription.

 

 HOSPITAL REFERRAL INFORMATION

COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)

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**Update re GPDPR extraction**

The current NHS Digital (NHSD) extract of GP data for Research purposes (known as the GPDPR) has been delayed due to NHSD wishing to review the way in which this data will be collected, to conduct more public involvement and information about the plans and change the way in which patients can opt out of the extract of their GP data.

 

Currently the only way to opt out is to complete a Type 1 opt out form and return this to the practice by the 1st September.  However, this extract will not be taken until the NHSD have changed the way it will take the data and respect the patient’s choice for using their data.  NHSD are introducing the following changes to the opt out process which will mean that patients will be able to change their opt-out status at any time::-

  • Patients do not need to register a Type 1 opt-out by 1st September to ensure their GP data will not be uploaded.

 

  • NHS Digital will create the technical means to allow GP data that has previously been uploaded to the system via the GPDPR collection to be deleted when someone registers a Type 1 opt-out.

 

  • The plan to retire Type 1 opt-outs will be deferred for at least 12 months while we get the new arrangements up and running and will not be implemented without consultation with the RCGP, the BMA and the National Data Guardian. 


This means that you can opt out at any time in the future and NHSD will delete data that they already have taken for research purposes, the deadline of the 01/09/2020 has been delayed until a new system of opt out is developed.  Hopefully, this will be a simple centralised approach via the NHS app or NHS website to avoid paper form and administration work for your GP.

 

We will update you when we know more about the NHSD plans to change how you can control who has access to your data.

PARK RUN

In June 2018 parkrun and the Royal College of General Practitioners launched the hugely successful parkrun practice initiative.

Richmond Medical Centre is proud to be a  ‘parkrun practice’ supporting local parkrun events to promote the health and wellbeing of patients and staff.To find out more about Lincoln parkrun please visit The Parkrun Website.

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