National & Local Coronavirus Updates
The latest news can be found on the GOV.uk website
You can also find guidance on the NHS111 website https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/
COVID PASS MEDICAL EXEMPTIONS - there are only very limited medical reasons why a patient cannot have the covid vaccination and only these patients will be eligible for a medical exemption pass. You MUST contact 119 to ask for an application form. You're GP practice does have access to the form. If you are eligible, the 119 service will send you a form. For more information - please go to https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-medical-exemptions-proving-you-are-unable-to-get-vaccinated
Why is my GP working differently - Bolton CCG
NHS Bolton CCG - Why is my practice working differently
Government COVID guidance for ALL healthcare settings
You may still be asked to wear a mask if you are attending the surgery and have respiratory or flu-like symptoms.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Post Covid Syndrome Service
The Post-COVID Syndrome Service provides a multi-disciplinary stepped care pathway for adults living with the lasting effects and impact of a probable COVID-19 infection on physical and psychological wellbeing and daily functioning (including cognitive function).
‘Post-COVID Syndrome' (also known as 'Long COVID') describes signs or symptoms that have persisted beyond 12 weeks of an infection consistent with COVID-19 and no alternative explanation for this has been found. Post-COVID Syndrome can affect different systems in the body and symptoms can fluctuate and change over time.
In the Post-COVID Syndrome service, our aim is to work alongside you to find ways to manage persisting symptoms and to discover what changes can be made to help make a meaningful difference to your wellbeing and quality of life.
The service accepts self-referrals and is available to those who are:
- living with the lasting effects and significant impact of a probable COVID-19 infection on physical wellbeing, psychological wellbeing and/or daily functioning (including cognitive function);
- feeling low, anxious or otherwise finding it difficult to adjust to their experience of COVID-19;
- over the age of 18;
- registered with a GP in Manchester, Wigan, Salford, Bolton or Trafford.
For more information, please visit: gmmh.nhs.uk/post-covid-syndrome-service
GMMH Post COVID Syndrome Service Leaflet
While you Wait
SUPPORTING YOU WHILE YOU WAIT FOR HOSPITAL TREATMENT
The Covid-19 pandemic has meant some operations and procedures have been postponed, leading to understandable concern for those waiting. The NHS is working hard to get people seen as quickly as possible.
If you (or someone you care for) are waiting on delayed medical care, you are likely to have concerns and questions. This site aims to provide further information and advice, along with handy resources, to help you manage your physical and mental wellbeing while waiting for hospital care.
Please click on below link to go to the While you Wait website
While You WaitWhile You Wait NHS | For Those Awaiting Treatment
Advice & Guidance for parents - When should I worry - guide for parents with children with coughs, colds, earaches and sore throats
When should I worry Booklet
If your employer still required you to isolate if you have COVID19, you can get a note from 111 for your employer for the isolation period by visiting https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
Face Masks/Face Coverings
GPs are unfortunately NOT in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask. Please see the below letter for more information.
Guidance note for patients requesting exemption letters
You can download an exemption card, you will need to use the card most appropriate to your circumstances. If you are on regular medication for one of the exempted conditions, you could also consider having a copy of your repeat medication list with you from the right hand side of your prescriptions.
Patient Mask Exemption Card Own
For - public transport - some operators such as First Bus and Arriva have their own exception cards for which passengers can apply
First Bus - https://www.firstgroup.com/help-and-support/coronavirus-information/face-coverings
Arriva - https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/travel-help-and-accessibility/how-to-obtain-assistance-cards/
If you have experienced a coronavirus (covid-19) infection and are still experiencing persistent symptoms, you can now access help directly to aid your recovery and rehabilitation - https://www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk/
Manchester COVID19 Recovery Peer Support Group
COVID19 Peer Support Recovery Group
Domestic Abuse Support Guidance during COVID
Find out how to get help if you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse.
Fort Alice Bolton
Keeping yourself and your family safe from Domestic Abuse
If you need advice or support, please ring 01204 356 677
You can also contact via firstname.lastname@example.org or on live chat via www.fortalice.org.uk
Fortalice safety advice poster