The NHS is “rallying the troops” for the war on coronavirus, with volunteers being called up to help vulnerable people stay safe and well at home.
The nation is looking for up to 250,000 volunteers to help up to 1.5 million people who have been asked to shield themselves from coronavirus because of underlying health conditions.
The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of patients and NHS staff.
COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus.
A free service is being piloted in Norfolk libraries to help people navigate health information online.
Residents in Norfolk are able to receive help via the Healthy Libraries Connect service, the bespoke Digital Health Hub at the Millennium Library at The Forum in Norwich.
More than 5,000 patients within Norfolk and Waveney have signed up to use the NHS App since its launch. Nationally, the number of patients using the NHS App across the UK has more than doubled since September.
More people than ever before booked NHS appointments digitally choosing to use this route rather than calling their local surgery. In September there were 1.4million GP online service appointment transactions.