Coronavirus updates

14.04.2021

Over 45’s can now book their COVID-19 vaccine

Covid-19 vaccine medical bottle

Use the national booking service to book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination and appointments.   You can use this service if any of the following apply: you are aged 45 or over you are…

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12.04.2021

Covid-19 vaccination and blood clotting

The UK vaccination programme has been very successful with more than 30 million people vaccinated and more than 6,000 lives already saved. Recently there have been reports of a very rare condition involving blood clots and…

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31.03.2021

Long-term effects of coronavirus (Long COVID)

Your COVID recovery. Supporting your health and wellbeing on the road to recovery test, with an NHS logo. A lady smiles as she looks at her mobile phone. .

For some people, coronavirus (COVID-19) can cause symptoms that last weeks or months after the infection has gone. This is sometimes called post-COVID-19 syndrome or “Long COVID”. Approximately 1 in 10 people with COVID-19 continue…

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30.03.2021

Roadmap out of lockdown from 29th March

People in garden, socially distanced with NHS logo. From the 29th March you can gather outdoors in a group of 6 or up to 2 households.

As restrictions are lifted, maintaining good habits which minimise transmission is important, for both individuals and for businesses. Continuing to use face coverings, following good hand hygiene and keeping social distance all remain extremely important…

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29.03.2021

£500 million for mental health services Covid recovery

Over the weekend the government announced it will invest £500 million as part of the Mental Health Recovery Action Plan. The plan aims to respond to the impact of the pandemic on the mental health…

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22.03.2021

GP access review must be part of NHS COVID-19 recovery

GP Access during COVID-19 April '19- Dec '20 poster. Doctor wears masks whilst talking to patient, also in a mask.

Healthwatch research shows that tens of thousands of people struggled to contact or see their doctor during the first year of the pandemic.  The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally shifted the way we use our GP…

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17.03.2021

International day of Happiness

Smiling girl using mobile phone

On Saturday 20th March, the world will celebrate ‘International day of happiness’. As we continue to live through a global pandemic, it is more important than ever to explore positive ways on how we can…

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17.03.2021

Over 50’s and unpaid carers aged can now book COVID-19 vaccine

Covid-19 vaccine medical bottle

If you or someone you know is aged 50 or over, or an unpaid carer aged 18 and over, and have not yet received the vaccination, you can use the national booking service to make…

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08.03.2021

Not being registered with a GP practice could delay receiving your COVID-19 vaccination

To ensure you are offered the COVID-19 vaccine, it is very important that you are registered with a GP practice. Not being registered with a GP practice could delay receiving your vaccination. Anyone can register…

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08.03.2021

Over 55’s and clinically vulnerable people added to lists who can use the National Vaccine Booking System

NHS poster to say 'Join the millions across the UK who have safely recieved the COVID-19 vaccine. Don't delay in getting your vaccine when it is offered to you.

As the national COVID-19 Vaccination Programme continues more eligible groups have been added to the list of patients able to book using the national booking system. This service offers people a range of venues, dates…

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