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DIABETES and Getting Help
NHS Diabetes Advice helpline
NHS England and NHS Improvement have launched a new helpline in response to
disruption to normal diabetes services due to the COVID-19 pandemic and response.
The service is for adults living with diabetes who use insulin to manage their condition and require immediate clinical advice.
Whether you or a member of your household have caught the virus, or routine care has been disrupted, the helpline is available for immediate clinical advice to help you understand how to effectively manage their diabetes.
You can access NHS Diabetes Advice via Diabetes UK’s support line on 0345 123 2399
Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm.
Advice for people with diabetes and their families
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Information Sheet - Revised Carers Hub offer during the COVID Pandemic
Carers Hub Services – Nottingham City
The Carers Hub Service is a free, confidential and independent support service available for carers.
Accessible via the Helpdesk on 0115 824 8824 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the website www.carerstrustem.org/hub
The following information sheet contains information about the online and 1-1 telephone support offer during COVID Pandemic
Coronavirus Updates for the Deaf
Covid-19 and Childhood Illnesses
At this challenging time, it is extremely important for you to know that COVID-19 is unlikely to make your child unwell, but they like everyone else might be infectious so staying at home when well remains the message. However, all the ‘normal’ illnesses that can make children severely unwell still remain and we would strongly encourage patients not to delay bring their child to the attention of a health professional if they are unwell because of concerns about COVID-19.
If you are not sure if your child is unwell and whether they need to be seen, click here: https://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/national or contact the practice.
We would like to reassure you that our non-contact triage service is available and here to help manage your concerns about COVID-19 and your child's health.
Advice for Parents and Advice for Families
“We have been made aware of some inaccurate information circulating (especially on social media) regarding special ‘rescue packs’ of antibiotics and oral steroids for patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (or even for those who don’t have these conditions).
We would like to reassure you that patients who suffer with severe respiratory conditions already have these in place (along with the instructions how to use them). Oral steroids are powerful medicines and any decision to use them would need careful evaluation by a prescriber, usually a doctor or respiratory specialist nurse.
Please do not contact your GP practice for a rescue pack unless this is something that has been previously agreed and prescribed by your medical team. You should continue to manage your condition in the usual way and if you feel you have symptoms of COVID-19, go to https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or call 111 (online services should be used as a first choice) before doing anything else.”
Please note that this is current advice (as of 23rd March) and guidance around use of rescue packs may change as things progress.
Caring for someone with Dementia?
We know this is a worrying time for families looking after someone with Dementia. Dementia UK have created a hub on their website with a range of advice about COVID-19 and how to look after someone with dementia during this time.
Feeling stressed, anxious or low?
You can still self-refer to Trent PTS
They are offering telephone therapy, online support and internet guided help, all of these are effective methods of support. For the foreseeable future, all new assessment will be by telephone or webcam systems.
Nottinghamshire Head Office
Phone: 0115 896 3160
Post: Anderson House, Clinton Avenue, Nottingham, NG5 1AW
Email : email@example.com
You can also visit the websites below for help and support:
TRENT PTS - PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPIES SERVICE
For those in need of emotional and psychological support at this difficult and challenging time, Trent PTS is continuing to provide a service for all patients registered with a Greater Nottingham GP. This is NHS funded. If you would like psychological support anybody aged 18 years or over can self-refer. Please go to our website to complete a referral and we will be in contact to arrange your first appointment.
As we continue to accept new referrals we are now offering our services by phone, webcam, using online text-based therapies or through online support packages so as to maintain social distancing.
You can also call the telephone number below, to talk to a member of our team about the services we offer.
0115 896 2051
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Please keep your babies protected and get their immunisations done on time.
All immunisations up to and including 1 year of age should continue despite the coronavirus outbreak. Please be reassured we are doing everything we can to keep you safe when you have to come to the surgery. You can speak to a nurse if you have any concerns before attending your appointment.
If you are self-isolating or have any symptoms of coronavirus please do not attend the surgery. Rearrange the appointment after the government advised guidance has been followed.
This is extremely helpful for people in Nottingham who are self-isolating but in need of support.
Please call the “Golden Number” on 0115 9155555 or visit www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/coronavirus
Please share far and wide as they can put you in touch with local volunteers who can help pick up and deliver your medicine, food and household supplies.