Coronavirus

Appointments

At Langton we are trying to minimise face-to-face contact as far as possible to protect other patients and staff. Most consultations will be by telephone but be assured we will make arrangements for those who need to be seen in person. Please be patient at this challenging time.

Prescriptions

We are trying to process repeat prescription requests as usual and will be adjusting many items to a repeat dispensing arrangement so the Pharmacy can plan ahead. For the few patients who do not have a nominated pharmacy we will be requesting a nomination so prescriptions can be sent electronically directly.

Social Distancing

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

Mental Health

Wellbeing Matters is a therapy service provided by Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Mental Health Matters, a leading third sector provider of primary care mental health services.Wellbeing Matters is located at the Wellbeing Centre in Tamworth but works across Burntwood, Lichfield and Tamworth.

Their therapists work in GP surgeries and community based locations as well as at Trust bases in Tamworth and Lichfield

What does the service do?

One in four people experiencing mental health difficulties and many do not access help. Wellbeing Matters is a new service designed to help anyone living in Burntwood, Lichfield and Tamworth to deal with common mental health problems such as stress, anxiety or depression as well as panic, phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), bulimia and post traumatic stress disorder.

Is the service for me?

Offering a range of talking therapies, this free, confidential service is open to you if:
• You are aged over 16
• You live in Burntwood, Lichfield and Tamworth
• Your mental health is causing you concern and is affecting your employment,

Support is provided by trained professional and is available in a wide range of locations in the Burntwood, Lichfield and Tamworth area. They deliver services through a range of face to face, telephone and computer treatments all shown in research to be effective.

Who to contact

Telephone
01827 263838
Website
Welbeing Matters Service
Facebook
Welbeing Matters Service

NSPCC

The NSPCC have produced a leaflet for parents on ‘How to talk to children about Covid19’ full of information and useful tips to engage children safely along with contact numbers and links to agencies that can help.

For more information visit https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/coronavirus-advice-suppport-children-families-parents/

Looking after your mental health & well-being https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC_ty4U74J0&list=PLhX55AZibSUvhmoH9vPFhSXHMimpUIXAu&index=4&t=268s

Help us to help you - Dr Shammy Noor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMcfr1G_SQA

Coronavirus Update 29.04.20

Testing for coronavirus 

Drive through testing


In addition to essential workers, anyone in Staffordshire who is showing symptoms of coronavirus and:
  • is aged 65 and over or
  • has to leave home to go to work
can now request a test to confirm whether they have the virus or not.
People who have symptoms and live with the above groups can also request a test. 
 

 

 

Coronavirus and Pregnancy

The RCOG has now issued guidance around Coronavirus and pregnancy. Please click on the link below for further information.
 

https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/coronavirus-pregnancy/covid-19-virus-infection-and-pregnancy/

Diabetes and coronavirus

Diabetes and coronavirus

NHS England and NHS Improvement have launched a new helpline in response to disruption to normal diabetes services due to the COVID-19 pandemic and response.
 
The service is for adults living with diabetes who use insulin to manage their condition and require immediate clinical advice.
 
Whether you or a member of your household have caught the virus, or routine care has been disrupted, the helpline is available for immediate clinical advice to help you understand how to effectively manage their diabetes.
 
You can access NHS Diabetes Advice via Diabetes UK’s support line on 0345 123 2399 Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm.