Covid-19

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We have teamed up with Mind, who promote positive wellbeing across communities and campaign against the stigma & discrimination faced by so many people experiencing mental health challenges 

They are offering a Good Life Service through a number of community initiatives aimed at encouraging community connectivity and increasing wellbeing skills. 

Please see: https://www.cpslmind.org.uk/good-life-online/

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For support in relation to employment please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19

Please see Patient information from the faculty of sexual and reproductive healthcare for women seeing contraception and abortions during this time. 

Advice for women seeking contraception, abortion and other sexual and reproductive healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic

Shielding Letters

We very much appreciate the importance of the shielding letters and we are expecting updated guidance for general practice in the next 5-7 days.

Although the gov.uk site and TV/media are directing patients to their GP, as it stands today we are not able to add patients to the shielded list. All patients included in the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) defined cohort that could be identified through centrally available data are now flagged on GP systems and have... received a letter; however centrally available data was limited and NHS Digital are now updating the original cohort to identify additional patients based on GP extracted data.

Whilst there may still be other patients, that GPs consider to be in the highest risk category and who should be advised to shield, they have asked that we do not run searches to identify these cohorts at this stage. We are advised that NHS Digital will be in touch this week to confirm how this process can be streamlined for GPs and we stand by to action as swiftly as we can.

In addition you can also register here, but you will need your NHS Number: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable