Social Prescriber Update
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Access to practices
Information for patients on how to access the surgery, there are videos on social media to reassure patients they can still contact a GP. A video Choosing the right service video for anxiety over sick children and one directing patients to choose the right service starting with NHS111 and their pharmacy. Dr Barbara Rushton Video Directing patients to the right service video – when to access primary care, and using NHS 111 Online to determine your symptoms
Contacting your GP Practice
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Please see below link for Healthwatch Hampshire, with frequently asked COVID-19 Health and Care questions:
For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances.
NHS urgent mental health helplines
Recognition and referral of suspected lung cancer in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic
With the challenge of diagnosing lung cancer being further complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to be alert to the risk of lung cancer in your patients.
Urgent referrals for suspected lung cancer have seen a sustained reduction as a result of COVID-19 and have been slower to recover compared with other cancer pathways, with lung referrals at the end of July still only at 57% of the February 2020 weekly average.
Read our one-page guide for information and practical advice on managing patients who are presenting with suspected lung cancer during the pandemic, including national guidance.
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