Advice for patients during the Covid-19 pandemic
Advice for diabetic patients during the covid-19 pandemic
Our Diabetes Lead Practice Nurse has put together some information specifically for our Diabetic patients, in dealing with times of possible illness during this Covid-19 period. Please click on the links below for more information:
- Type 1 Diabetes - What to do when you are ill
- Type 1 Diabetes - Key messages
- Type 2 Diabetes - What to do when you are ill
- Type 2 Diabetes - Key messages
Advice for pregnant women
Advice for children & young adults
- Childrens guide to Coronavirus
- Young Minds - Supporting Your Child During The Coronavirus Pandemic
- Information for parents with children returning to school
- Easy guide to making your own face covering for use when attending appointments or when out and about
- Link to guidance from World Health Organisation on how to make a mask
- Link to UK Government advice on facemasks
- Advice for women seeking contraception, abortion and other sexual and reproductive healthcare during the Covid-19 pandemic
Making decisions about treatment
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is prompting many of us to think about the treatment and care we receive at the end of life.
- You can read more about the treatments and what might happen to you in hospital and critical care on this website developed by the Royal College of Physicians and partners.
- Click here to visit a webiste with information that can help you prepare for the end of life. How to talk about it, plan for it, and record your wishes.
- Click here to read about ReSECT forms - ReSPECT is a process that creates personalised recommendations for a person’s clinical care in a future emergency in which they are unable to make or express choices.
Mental Health Services
Herefordshire Mental Health and Learning Disability Services have set up a new 24/7 Mental Health support, advice and triage phone line.
For patients currently accessing mental health services:
- Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, please contact the team or service who currently provide your care
- Monday to Friday, 5pm – 9am and 24 hours on weekends and bank holidays, please call 01905 681915 (24 hours)
For patients not currently in contact with any mental health services, they should call 01905 681915 (24 hours).
Accessing NHS Dentistry
Useful websites for patients:
Advice on shielding:
We understand that the guidance for who should be shielding for 12 weeks can be complicated to understand. Please see the document below, produced by Taurus Healthcare and Hereford Medical Group, for a list of useful websites and information: