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SHIELDING EXTREMELY VULNERABLE PATIENTS


As you may be aware the government have sent over a million letters to patients advising them that they are in a ‘severely vulnerable at risk’ group and should isolate for the next 12 weeks.   These letters were produced using hospital data and not data from GP Practices. As a result the government announced that the GP practices will be writing to additional patients.   As you may have noticed, there has been a delay in this process centrally by NHS England / NHS Digital. We have been informed that we can now send the additional letters to those patients we have identified as meeting the criteria to be in the shielded group. These will be sent by 15th April at the latest.  If we have your mobile number we will text you to tell you the letter is on its way.  

Self Help

coldWe are keen to help patients improve on self help and hope that the following information will offer some insight into that.

Take a look and see if you can improve your own understanding of your health and well-being! Please encourage others to look here too.

Here is a list of ailments that can be safely self managed. You will see that you can take a look via the hyperlink at the other websites which can offer you further information about managing your condition.

Common ailments that can be self managed :

Back pain

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Cold sores

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Common Cold

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Conjunctivitis

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pdfInformation Leaflet

Constipation

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Cough

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Diarrhoea

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Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)

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Earache

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Haemorrhoids

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Hayfever

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Head lice

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Headache

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Heartburn & Indigestion

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Influenza

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Insect bites

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Migraine

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Muscular pain

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Nappy rash

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Nasal congestion

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Sinusitis

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Sore throat

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Sprains and strains

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Thrush

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Warts and Verrucas

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