Coronavirus

Information regarding the severity and spread of coronavirus is being updated regularly, the following links will allow you to stay current:

NHS OVERVIEW AND ADVICE (NHS.UK)

PUBLIC HEALTH: CORONOVIRUS (GOV.UK) 

See the following FAQ RE: COVID19:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Diabetes Information:

Social distancing lockdown is a current challenge we all face and we hope that you are coping to the best of your ability. For our patients with diabetes, we continue to work remotely providing a service via telephones with our experienced nurses. Currently we have been instructed to postpone all diabetes annual review appointments, and will be in touch when this restriction lifts. In the meantime we have attached some useful lifestyle advice to ensure we eat healthily, appreciating we are less active. It also gives good information on what to do if you become unwell with diabetes.

TYPE 1 DIABETES - WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE ILL

TYPE 2 DIABETES - WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE ILL

PLATE MODEL FOR WEIGHT LOSS

LOW CARB FOODS

DIABETES FOOD SWAPS TO AVOID CARBS

 

Mental Health Information:

There are many useful resources to help support people with mental health issues at this current time. We would recommend these websites for support www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matterswww.getselfhelp.co.uk or www.livinglifetothefull.com. But these are some useful top tips:

  • It is normal to feels sad, stressed, confused, scared or angry during a crisis. Talking to people you trust can help and we would encourage you to talk to your friends and family.
  • Maintain a health lifestyle including a proper diet, sleep, exercise and social contacts with loved ones by email or phone
  • Don't use smoking, alcohol or other drugs to deal with your emotions.
  • Limit worry and agitation by lessening the time you and your family spend watching or listening to media coverage that you perceive as upsetting. Please ensure you gain information from a credible source.
  • Draw on skills you have used in the past that have helped you manage previous life's adversities and use those skills to help you manage your emotions during challenging times of this outbreak.

 

Respiratory Information:

People with long-term lung conditions may have received a letter from NHS England asking them to follow shielding measures to keep themselves safe. 

This is to minimise their risk of getting coronavirus, and we ask that our patients and their relatives and friends follow this advice. Please refer to the British Lung Foundation website at blf.org.uk for some good advice and information.

 

If you think you have been exposed to Coronavirus please do not attend Lion Health unless instructed to do so by the surgery.