Please click the link below for Asthma rescue pack information
Help for patients who can't get to the shops during the Coronavirus outbreak
If you're unable to get to the shops at the moment the following local companies can deliver to you:
Haydons – Fresh fruit, veg, bread, cold meats and most household sundries. Delivery available. Order by phone. Tel: 01530 260 416.
Sunnyside Garden Centre – non-contact delivery available. Order by phone. Tel: 01530 263 418
BCG Fresh Produce box (fruit, veg, milk) for £25 delivered in a 15m radius of Coalville. Order by phone Tel: 07929 622 028
Inghams at Gnarley Farm. Meat, bread, potatoes, eggs. Free local delivery. Order by phone. Tel: 01455 292 031
British Food Box. Bread, milk, cheese, butter, eggs, yogurt, meat pies and veg. Delivery available within 10 mile of Lodge Farm, Snarestone, DE12 7DA. 07871 808 392.
A new Government WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Service has been launched.
The purpose of this product is to combat the spread of misinformation propagated through WhatsApp on an Official Government channel. To use the service, members of the public simply add +44 7860 064422 to their contacts and send a WhatsApp message saying “Hi”. Please promote this service through your channels.
Hearing Aid Batteries - new process
We will not be giving out hearing aid batteries at this time to save patients coming to the surgery and so saving them from making unnecessary journeys. Instead please contact the Hearing Services team directly on 0116 258 6230 or email email@example.com and they will arrange for some to be posted directly to the patients home address. This will continue until further notice.
Need an isolation note for your employer?
You do not need to get a note from a GP.
Please use the online 111 service: https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
CARING FOR PEOPLE AT HIGHEST CLINICAL RISK FROM COVID-19
Please follow the link below to the governments Frequently Asked Questions document.
Background and FAQs for patients
Find out what you can do if you’re struggling because of coronavirus (COVID-19)
This is a link to the Government's website to help you with information about:
- feeling unsafe
- going in to work
- paying bills or being unemployed
- getting food
- having somewhere to live
- mental health and wellbeing
Sheilding Patients - here is information about the help available to you
This is a document published by the government which summarises all the help available to to Sheilding patients (and a little bit for other people too).
Shielded patients information
In addition for Barlestone dispensing patients who are in the at-risk group and required to shield for 12 weeks we are providing a medicines delivery service. If you are a patient in this group and have no other means of getting your medication please call us so we can provide you with home delivery.
Coronavirus Fact Sheet for Children
Here is a useful fact sheet to help you explain all about Coronavirus to young children.
Childrens Coronavirus Fact Sheet
The new mental health Central Access Point (CAP) phone service
24 hour NHS Phone Support for all urgent mental health needs
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust has launched a dedicated phone line so that people of all ages in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland can access urgent NHS mental health support directly.
The 0116 295 3060 service is for people of all ages – including existing and previous service users and people who have never used mental health services before.
Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19)
This link takes you to government advice on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak. There is also a link to children's and young people's mental health from this page.
New NHS App to help with aches and pains of the muscles, bones or joints
There is a new app available to download on your smart device (phone or tablet) to help you manage aches and pains. It covers four areas of the body: back, neck, upper limb and lower limb. In each area there are videos showing useful exercises you can do anywhere. Search on your app store for Musculoskeletal MSK Self-Care. The icon has the NHS logo and MSK beneath it in blue.
This link will show you what the app looks like in the Apple store (although it is available for android phones and tablets too):
Access to Dental Services during Covid-19
If you need dental help please don't ring the surgery, please call your own dentist and they will advise you what to do. If you don't have a regular dentist please see the poster below for what to do.
Please see this poster for more information about getting dental help during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Staying COVID-1- Secure in 2020
We confirm we have complied with the government's guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19: Click here for more information