Wigan Borough CCG Engagement Newsletter May 2020

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Your GP Practices are here for you –

If you have a medical concern unrelated to Coronavirus contact your practice by phone. Your GP will be speaking to patients via telephone or video calls, but they will arrange a face-to-face appointment if you need one!

If you have coronavirus symptoms:1.

New Cough

2. High Temperature

click here for NHS 111 help.

In A Dental Emergency We’re Here For You –

Telephone your dentist for a telephone consultation.

Use the NHS 111 online service if you cannot contact your dentist or if you don’t have one. 


Call the GM Urgent Dental Care Service on 0333 332 3800, 8am – 10pm everyday, if you don’t have a dentist or your’s is shut.

GUIDANCE FOR THOSE LIVING IN HOUSEHOLDS WITH SOMEONE AT INCREASED RISK OF COVID-19

Government advice for households with grandparents, parents, and children living together where someone is at increased risk or has symptoms of coronavirus infection was updated on 28th April 2020.

IDENTIFYING VULNERABLE ADULTS WHO DON’T HAVE ONLINE ACCESS

Wigan Council are looking to identify vulnerable adults living in the borough who do not have access to digital technology and the internet. They are hoping to provide devices to those most in need in our communities.

HAVE YOU SEEN OUR SURVEY AROUND TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT?

We want to hear about how you travel for health and care services. 

Please complete our online survey and encourage family and friends to complete it too!

DO YOU NEED HELP FROM AN NHS VOLUNTEER RESPONDER?

Vulnerable or at risk people who need help with things like shopping for essential supplies and medication or simply just a telephone ‘check in and chat’ to help prevent loneliness, can now refer themselves for support from NHS Volunteer Responders. Call 0808 196 3646

DOMESTIC ABUSE SUPPORT

If you are in an unhappy home and are at risk of or experiencing domestic abuse, you are not alone and there is support available. 

WIGAN COUNCIL SUPPORT SERVICE

A reminder that people can also access support with food and collecting medication by calling the local service on 01942 489018.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

It is important to look after your mind and body during these difficult times. 

Where possible, try to maintain your daily routine and normal activities such as eating healthy meals, getting enough sleep and doing things you enjoy.

Try to prioritise your wellbeing and positive mental health as part of your routine by doing things like meditating or exercising, which can help you to relax and will have a positive impact on your thoughts and feelings.

Don’t forget look after your mental health and wellbeing!

SUPPORT FOR CARERS

To read the latest Special Edition Newsletter from The Crossroads Carers Support Group go to http://www.ccsgsupport.com/Newsletters/SPECIAL20.pdf 

You will find lots of online resources, activities and information on where you can access support

GREATER MANCHESTER BEREAVEMENT SERVICE
Support is available to anyone within Greater Manchester who is bereaved or affected by death. 

Call the the Greater Manchester Bereavement Service on 0161 983 0902

For more information on any of the above articles go to 

www.wiganboroughccg.nhs.uk.