The Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a decrease in people accessing NHS services, including their GP, for a range of conditions that are not related to Coronavirus.
This has already had several impacts
- children attending late to A&E with serious infections and sepsis
- adults attending late to A&E with serious medical conditions including sepsis, strokes and heart attacks
- cancer patients unable to attend their appointments
- expectant mothers unable to attend their routine scans
- a significant reduction in the number of patients being referred for investigation of symptoms that can be caused by cancer
NHS choices is a great place to start if you have a health concern - click logo to enter site
Some symptoms are especially important to watch out for - see links below
Red flag symptoms - you should always discuss these promptly with your Doctor as they can be a sign of cancer
Unwell children - advice for parents when caring for an unwell child
Signs that you could you be having a Stroke or Heart attack
If you have a non-emergency health concern please contact reception and a clinician will call you back. Together you can agree if your symptoms need further investigation and if so how this is best managed. We are still seeing patients face to face where clinically necessary.
If you have an emergency health concern please call 999.