COVID-19 information for the public

The NHS is Here for You

The medical profession is concerned at the drop in the number of people seeking advice from their GP regarding possible cancer symptoms, this has resulted in a drop in the number of cancer referrals.

They understand that everyone is trying to stay safe at home but are worried that some people are putting off talking about symptoms or signs that could be cancer.

If you have any cancer symptoms such as a lump in your breast, changes in bowel habits, blood in pee or poo, unexplained weight loss, moles that appear to change or a cough that last more than 3 weeks, you should contact your GP.

If you need medical help from your GP practice, contact them either online, by an app or by phone to be assessed.

An important message from some of our local doctors

I have symptoms of cancer what should I do during the coronavirus outbreak?

CRUK has produced some helpful information and guidance for people experiencing potential signs and symptoms of cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic. This in formation can be accessed here.

A public information film from Macmillan

For the latest information and advice relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please access the following links:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

NHS: Coronavirus stay at home advice

How to protect yourself and others:

Effective handwashing – click here.

Department of Health & Social Care:Hand washing: how to wash your hands properly

Social distancing:

For the latest social distancing information from the government please click here. 

For information on how to stay well whilst socially distancing please click here.

Department of Health & Social Care: Coronavirus in the UK | A message from the government