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CORONAVIRUS - More information can be found (right hand column; COVID-19 Information)


We understand that with the announcement of a new lockdown there are going to be a number of patients concerned about the situation, especially those in very vulnerable risk groups and also those with children attending educational settings. The current government advice about high risk groups is available here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus


Further publication is due Monday and the Government will be writing affected patients. The current guidance for protecting extremely clinically vulnerable groups is available here and is a useful link to send to patients. The GP’s at the surgery have no additional information about and beyond this and are unable to help with requests for sick notes or other letters in such circumstances.


For people concerned about children attending educational settings; we understand and sympathise with the concerns around children attending school at this time, especially if a household has extremely vulnerable members. As a Practice we are very sorry, but the decisions about children attending school are not ours to make. It’s not something that we can help with. We would suggest a discussion between the people involved and the school to decide the best course of action.

Carers

Do you look after someone who is ill, frail, disabled or mentally ill?

 If so, you may be a carer and you are entitled to receive support by way of access to accurate information on a range of topics such as entitlement to benefits and respite care and not least, a listening ear when things get too much.

Carers can often be “hidden” looking after friends or family and as it is a 24 hour job it can be very demanding and isolating for the carer.

As a carer, you are also entitled to have your needs assessed, free of charge, by Adult Care Services. This is a chance to talk about your needs as a carer and the possible ways help could be given. It also looks at the needs of the person you care for.

If you are a carer, please ask at reception for a carers identification and referral form, which you can complete to let us know about your caring responsibilities and information about Greenwich Carers.  Alternatively, click on the link below to download and complete the form.  Once completed, please bring into either surgery.

Carers Identification and Referral Form



 
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