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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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To stay up to date with the latest local news on coronavirus please visit our news page

For the latest information on local testing see here (22 Nov 2020)

More information and resources 

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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of the CCG has been to support front-line services to effectively manage coronavirus-related patient care and to maintain routine healthcare services.

Many of the CCG's staff have changed their roles either partly or fully and across all levels to assist with services such as: 

  • Organisation and delivery of PPE equipment 
  • Contacting shielding patients to offer support
  • Rolling out and supporting IT solutions to enable digital consultation and booking
  • Clinical operations
  • Immunisation
  • Extended POD functions
  • Post-vaccination observation support 
  • Clinically-trained staff are also helping in local NHS Trusts and GP Surgeries

The CCG has cancelled the majority of meetings that involve wider partners. The remaining meetings have been held virtually to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus to NHS and partner staff.

We would always wish our Governing Body meetings in public to proceed as planned but we support entirely the national guidelines on social distancing. We are therefore holding Governing Body and Primary Care Commissioning meetings by NHS videoconferencing some of these are streamed through our YouTube Channel, members of the public are encouraged to join us for these meetings and are welcome to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Agendas and timings for meetings can be found here

 

 

As you find yourself recovering from COVID-19 you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind.

These changes should get better over time, some may take longer than others, but there are things you can do to help.

Your COVID Recovery helps you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery. 

Visit the Your COVID Recovery website.

 

New phone line launched to support you during the coronavirus outbreak.

Guide Dogs are providing answers and information for people with sight loss and their families during the coronavirus outbreak. They can help you identify ways to continue living actively, independently, and well, refer you to their other services or help you access services by other providers. Please call 0800 781 1444 between 9 am - 5 pm Monday to Friday.

Guide Dogs has changed the way it provides services in response to social distancing, with every channel being used flexibly to give you choice and access to expertise and advice promptly.  For example, Guide Dogs staff can now arrange to contact you regularly by phone to provide individual support through the social isolation period.  To access this and other services available, please call 0800 781 1444  between 9 am - 5 pm Monday to Friday or visit the website to find out more.

Deafblind customers who use BSL should contact Guide Dogs via the webpage, clicking on the SignVideo logo on the right hand side, or through a SignVideo app. This connects you to a SignVideo interpreter who will then connect to the information line.

You can read the recent newsletter from our partners Opening Doors here

National guidance can be found on the Carers UK website. Local guidance can be found here for Norfolk, and here for Suffolk.

For COVID-related information in a variety of languages please see here.

  1. Stay active at home with tips from Active Norfolk plus telephone service coaching here
  2. Top tips from Keep Moving Suffolk
  3. Home exercise tips and fitness guides from NHS England

You can find information on how to look after your well-being during the COVID-19 outbreak on Wellbeing Norfolk and Suffolk website.

If you are vulnerable or at risk and need help with shopping, medication or other essential supplies, please call 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm).  

The Government is committed to supporting local councils and voluntary sector organisations to respond to those who have specific support needs and requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic. Details of the support and advice available can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-support   

The updated shielding guidance should not affect any social care or support you were receiving prior to the start of shielding.  

Individuals should continue to contact their local council if they have any ongoing social care needs.  

New guidance as at 17 December 2021 from NHSE on self-isolating 

Cyber Aware is the UK government's advice on how to stay secure online during coronavirus.

Many of us are spending more time online. Keep yourself and your family secure by following our advice. Follow this link (It's safe)

For advice from BOC watch this short video

NWCCG has been asking local people their concerns about the Covid Vaccination programme and developing myth buster and FAQ documents to support the national information. 

 

 

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