Wigan Borough CCG Newsletter April

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MANAGING YOUR MEDICINES
In the latest health column, Dr Tim Dalton, Local GP and Chair of the CCG talks about how people can help during the Coronavirus outbreak by managing their medicines appropriately – in 5 useful points!

To read the article go to https://mcusercontent.com/7eb44dc0e2e0d65841a533271/files/c5a7fc98-8517-4a9a-a617-bba935343f7a/200401_Managing_medicines_appropriately_during_COVID_19_FINAL.pdf

GET THE CHILDREN INVOLVED!
If you have children at home who like to draw, we want to see their wonderful pictures telling us what their favourite thing is about being at home.
We will be including the pictures on our social media pages to encourage people to follow the rules around staying at home.

TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT – TELL US WHAT YOU THINK!
To tell us about your travel experiences by completing the online survey below, or  let us know if you have a story you wish to share with us. Go To https://wiganboroughccg.typeform.com/to/PIiMEJ

NHS ENGLAND SURVEY

NHS England has launched a survey to help understand more about how and here Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting people across the country. Click below to complete it. Go to https://www.nhs.uk/coronavirus-status-checkerutm_source=Local+Healthwatch+newsletter&utm_campaign=e9f0e4f7a0-20200407+-+Coronavirus+news+update_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f7b9fd266c-e9f0e4f7a0-247073161&mc_cid=e9f0e4f7a0&mc_eid=6c700bc4af

FAQs FOR PEOPLE SHIELDING
NHS England have produced some FAQs for those patients identified as higher risk and told to follow shielding measures, which involves staying at home and avoiding face-to-face contact for a period of at least 12 weeks.
Click below for more information.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidancen-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

LIVE! WIGAN COUNCIL FOOD DELIVERY DATABASE
Are you or someone you know self-isolating and need help to get food and essentials?  If so, check out Wigan Councils database of local businesses offering their support with delivering goods to nearby households!

Go To https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Council/The-Deal/Deal-Communities/Be-Kind/Open-for-business.aspx

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION IN BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE
Wigan Council have produced a video in British Sign Language (BSL) explaining Coronavirus to members of the Deaf community.
 The video also signposts people to Topp Language Solutions for further support and information. Go To https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsRJbkXoG6c&feature=youtu.be

STAY ACTIVE WHILST AT HOME
The NHS website has some helpful exercise guidance available.  There are also some exercise videos of things like aerobics and pilates if you are looking for ways to stay active whist spending more time at home.  Remember to follow the safety guidelines depending on your level of fitness. Go To https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/