The Central Surgery

0116 271 2175

COVID-19 Info

COVID-19 Update 23-02-22

COVID-19 Vaccine PFIZER Walk-In Clinics at The Kube, Oadby Racecourse.

Open to:

  1. Anyone aged 12 and above who has had their 2nd vaccine at least 3 months ago (91 days/13 weeks).
  2. Anyone aged 12 and above who needs the first vaccine.
  3. Anyone aged 12 and above who needs the second vaccine PFIZER (if you had AstraZeneca for your first vaccine, you can still have PFIZER for your second vaccine, unless medically advised not to) where at least 8 weeks have passed since first vaccine.
  4. Anyone aged 12 and above who are immunosuppressed who need the third vaccine (PFIZER) where at least 8 weeks have passed since second vaccine.

Please bring your NHS number if you have it.

To book at the Kube  please use the SWIFTQUEUE below:

https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/pre_timescreen.php?id=$2y$10$ytX.JOO9Hlc2R9dYr3J5K.qszb3/twI0qsbpd/fhF2N89JHkqFssS

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COVID-19 update 16.07.2021

 

Click here for a PDF version of the below guidance.

NHS Patients, Staff and Visitors Must Continue To Wear Face Coverings in Healthcare Settings

England’s Chief Nurse has today reminded the public that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules.

Covid restrictions will end in many settings in England from Monday.

However, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are set to remain in place for all staff and visitors.

That means NHS visitor guidance will stay in place across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.

Staff, patients and visitors will also be expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting any care setting as well as using face coverings, mask and other personal protection equipment.

The NHS will continue to support staff in ensuring that the guidance is followed in all healthcare settings.

Chief Nursing Officer for England, Ruth May said: “Face coverings and social distancing measures will remain in place across healthcare settings so that the most vulnerable people can continue to safely attend hospital, their GP surgery, pharmacy or any other healthcare settings for advice, care and treatment.

“And it is important for the public to continue to play their part when visiting NHS and care settings to help protect our staff and patients, particularly those who may be more vulnerable to infections.

“As restrictions are lifted in many places on Monday everyone has a part to play in helping to control the Covid by getting vaccinated and acting responsibly.

“It is vital that in healthcare settings, we do all we can to reduce the risk of infection for those working in our services and those who need our care.”

Health Minister Jo Churchill said: “Face coverings have played an important role in healthcare settings, helping protect vulnerable patients, staff and visitors by limiting the spread of this deadly disease and this guidance remains in place.

“We expect patients, visitors and NHS staff to continue using face coverings and maintain social distancing in all healthcare settings as we cautiously lift restrictions on Monday.

“I urge everyone to play their part and think of those more vulnerable than you when visiting your local hospital or GP surgery.”

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges said: “It is absolutely right that basic infection prevention and control measures stay in place in healthcare settings. Simple steps such as wearing a face mask and keeping a safe distance away from others are a minor inconvenience but could have a profound positive impact when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable and I strongly support the chief nurse with this clear reminder.”

Jude Diggins, Interim RCN Director of Nursing, Policy and Public Affairs said: “The recent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases shows that we have some way to go before being free from the pandemic. The public understand the importance of face masks, social distancing and vigilant handwashing in all health and care settings. These must continue in order to protect patients and nursing staff thus helping to ensure the NHS has the capacity to treat everyone who needs it if pressures keep increasing.”

Eddie Crouch, Chair of the British Dental Association said: “These guidelines are in place to protect patients and staff. When visiting a dentist face coverings, social distancing and hand washing remain fundamentals not optional extras. Wider changes that take place on Monday will have no impact on how the public should approach accessing our services.”

Thorrun Govind, Chair of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in England said: “Pharmacists and their teams are working really hard to support patient care and the public can do its bit to help keep people safe. While some pharmacies are in retail environments, they’re still a healthcare setting and have been relied upon to support and protect the public throughout the pandemic. I’d urge everyone entering a pharmacy or any healthcare setting to wear and mask and maintain social distancing to reduce the risk from COVID-19 to both patients and staff.”

UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “Although restrictions are easing, NHS staff are under pressure trying to clear the long wait lists that have built up during the pandemic.  At the same time, Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly and many people remain vulnerable. It’s vital that staff know they will be kept safe and the public are clear that measures like social distancing and mask wearing will still be needed to stop the spread in healthcare settings.”

Please click here for information on the COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting information

Click here to find out how to make a simple face covering 

Find out more about Coronavirus (Easy Read Leaflet)

COVID-19 update 18.05.2020

If you have developed a new continuous cough, high temperature and/or loss of taste or smell on or after the 18th May 2020 the current guidance is to self-isolate for seven days.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE GP SURGERY, PHARMACY OR HOSPITAL.

If during that period of self-isolation

  • You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • Your condition gets worse
  • Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

You can seek further advice on below link:
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

How could my diabetes be affected by the coronavirus?

There is plenty of helpful advice with regards to living with your diabetes during the Coronavirus epidemic on the Leicester Diabetes Centre website: https://www.leicesterdiabetescentre.org.uk/covid19

Domestic Abuse – Where to get help during the COVID-19 pandemic

We know that COVID-19 (Coronavirus) will have a serious impact on the lives of women, children and men who are experiencing domestic abuse.  Fears over jobs, financial pressure, school closures, working from home and all the other current changes to our day to day lives are likely to result in an increase in domestic abuse incidents.

If you’re already living with domestic abuse, then the restrictions put in place while the government tries to slow the spread of the virus have probably left you fearful of being isolated in the house with your abuser and as if there is nowhere to go for help.

You may not be able to see  the friends and family who usually support you, and some of the places where you go for help or treatment may be closed or offering a reduced service. Please remember that you can still call 999 if you or someone else is in danger

While some domestic abuse support services are not able to offer face to face meetings at this time, there is still help and advice available online and over the phone. These local and national organisations are working hard to ensure they can still support you:

United Against Violence and Abuse (UAVA)

Domestic and sexual abuse service in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland 0808 802 0028

www.uava.org.uk

National Domestic, Abuse Helpline, Support for domestic abuse, sexual violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, honour based violence and human trafficking/slavery. 0808 2000 247 (freephone 24hrs)

www.refuge.org.uk

Isolate your household – Stay at home

If you or anyone in your household has a high temperature or a new and continuous cough – even if it’s mild

  • Everyone in your house must stay at home*
  • DO NOT go to your GP, hospital or pharmacy.
  • You can ring NHS 111 for information or advice and they will help you decide if you need to contact your GP.

Calling your GP is only necessary if you have:

  • an existing health condition
  • problems with your immune system
  • very serious symptoms

Protect older people and those with existing health conditions by avoiding contact.

Join a COVID-19 clinical trial

The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. You could be eligible to join if

  • You have had these symptoms for fewer than 15 days:
    • a continuous new or worsening cough
    • a high temperature
  • You are aged 50 to 64 with a pre-existing illness
  • You are aged 65 and above

To find out more please visit www.principletrial.org

Coronavirus information in different languages

Please click here to go to the Leicester City CCG website to access coronavirus information in different languages