Dr Simon Tobin, a GP at Norwood surgery gives an update on the COVID-19 vaccine roll out in Sefton and what you can do to help.
Requirement to wear Face Coverings - Guidance for patients requesting exemption letters
Some patients might be anxious about the Government’s recent announcements around the use of face masks in various public settings. These have been required on public transport for some time, and from 24th July, they will be required when entering shops, shopping centres, supermarkets, banks, and post offices.
Some people do not have to wear a face mask owing to health, age or equality reasons. A list of those who are exempt from wearing a face mask can be found here.
If you feel you cannot wear a face mask because of a health problem, please click here.
Government guidance on the wearing of face coverings when travelling on Public Transport (The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Wearing of a Face Coverings on Public Transport) (England) Regulations 2020) - Please Click here to view the letter.
Mental Health Resources
Here are some NHS approved mental health apps available to help reduce stress, anxiety and provide additional support to you during this difficult time.
Guidance Note: for Parents of Children Returning to School from 1st June 2020
We are aware that some parents might be understandably anxious about the Government’s recent announcement, advising that children of a certain age return to school in the week commencing 1st June 2020. GPs are unable to provide individual risk assessments or letters to a child, to confirm their suitability (or otherwise) to return to school.
Sefton Local Medical Committee has prepared this guidance note to help parents, on behalf of your practice. Sefton Local Medical Committee is a statutory body that advises and supports all GPs and practice teams in the Borough of Sefton.
Please see letter here
We are still here to help you get the treatment you need. If you need medical help contact your GP surgery, 111 online or call 111 and in an emergency dial 999, do not delay. If you are told to go to hospital, it is important that you go to hospital. Please click here for further information: https://bit.ly/2WkUqwH.
Every Mind Matters national campaign
The Every Mind Matters website has been updated to incorporate new COVID-19 mental health guidance and provide content to help people look after their mental and physical health while staying at home.
COVID-19 - Advice to parents
See information poster here
Public Health England have published guidance on shielding and protecting extremely vulnerable persons from Covid 19
See full guidance here
For anyone struggling to cope and in crisis - free resource available called Shout
Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Shout is powered by a team of volunteers, who are at the heart of the service. We take people from crisis to calm every single day.
Norwood has been awarded the RCGP Cheshire & Mersey Faculty Annual Awards 2019 - Primary Care ECO Award
Here at Norwood surgery we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint.
We have made small everyday changes that we hope will make a big impact.
· recycling paper, cardboard, batteries and plastic
· switching to Fairtrade coffee
· using recycled, unbleached paper
· printing double sided
· inhaler recycling with local chemists
Our efforts have not gone unnoticed and we are thrilled to announce we have won the Primary Care ECO Award.
Dr Tobin and Dr Zubairu accepting the award
RECYCLING INHALERS – SEVERAL LOCAL PHARMACIES ARE OFFERING THIS SERVICE
BOOTS (ALL BRANCHES)
Dr Unwin’s Low Carb Clinic – Next clinic date to be arranged
Dr Unwin speaking at Parliament about his work with Diabetes
Dr Unwin's work with Diabetes and the Low Carb Diet published in three new books.
We are pleased and proud to inform you that Dr Unwin has had work with his Diabetes and the Low Carb Diet published in three new books.
Diabetes/Low Carb Information as Recommended by Dr Unwin
Go to http://www.diabetes.co.uk/ and the two sources of information can be found in;
1. The Low Carb Forum
2. The Free Low Carb Programme
Dr David Unwin - National Innovator of the Year 2016!
As winner of the North West NHS Innovator of the year, Dr Unwin was automatically entered into the National Finals 2016. We are thrilled and very proud to announce the award went to our very own Dr David Unwin. Well Done, very well deserved!
Read more here