Coronavirus information for patients and carers
Government coronavirus restrictions remain in place across the country. In England this means:
Visit the NHS website for advice about the virus and Every Mind Matters for general mental health advice.
To help keep everyone safe, we are offering more appointments by video and telephone.
Check your appointment letter or register for Beth to confirm how your appointment will take place.
If your appointment is by telephone and/or video call, and you need any support call the number on your appointment letter.
Some things to consider:
If your appointment is in person, at one of our community or hospital sites:
Please do not attend your appointment if you have COVID-19 symptoms (a high temperature, a new continuous cough, a loss of sense of taste or smell) or if you or your family are self-isolating.
This might mean you receive a larger supply of tablets, or a depot injection every 4 weeks instead of every 2 weeks so you don't have to leave home so often.
In line with national guidance on the easing of restrictions, we have made some changes to our visiting arrangements.We still ask that you mainly use phone or video calls, emails, group chats or online games to stay in touch.However we are also allowing limited visits in person, provided you follow measures to minimise the risk of Covid-19.Please contact the ward or department in advance to arrange calls and visits.As a carer, you should be given the contact details of the team that is providing a service to your family member or friend, and the name of the person responsible for their care.If you don't know who to talk to, check our service directory or contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS).
You need to be registered with a GP surgery in England to get the vaccine. You can register with a GP if you do not have one.Unpaid carers are one of the priority groups. Register as a carer with your GP to make sure you get the vaccine when your turn comes. You should be able to do this on your GP website. Please wait to be contacted about the vaccine. The NHS will let you know when it is your turn. It is important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then. To find out more visit the NHS coronavirus vaccine page or download the leaflets below:Covid-19 vaccine leaflets
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