To access information on coronavirus please visit nhs inform https://www.nhsinform.scot/
If you think you have symptoms of coronavirus and need to speak to a doctor please phone NHS on 111.
If you cannot access the information that you require you can phone the advice line on 0800 028 2816
Information for Very High Risk Patients - Shielding letter
PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE CURRENTLY SUSPENDED ONLINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING - YOU CAN STILL CANCEL APPOINTMENTS THAT YOU HAVE BOOKED ONLINE
COVID-19 is an extremely challenging situation for everyone, including primary care. We are significantly
changing the way we work and facing staff shortages. Our colleagues in partner agencies will be facing the
same challenges. During this time, we need to ensure that we continue to work together to safeguard our
most vulnerable patients.
The role of primary care in safeguarding at this time is to continue to recognise when children/adults/families
are struggling or potentially suffering abuse or neglect, signpost to resources which can help, refer to other
agencies as available and appropriate and support vulnerable patients were possible.
If you would like to access some resources to help you during this time:-
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/
NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000 If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact NSPCC
professional counsellors for help, advice and support.
Childline 0800 1111: Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever
MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’. www.mind.org.uk
YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and
wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus.
ICON: Babies cry: You can cope. http://iconcope.org/
SafeLives: Specific resources for domestic abuse and COVID. http://safelives.org.uk/news-views/domesticabuse-
IRISi interventions: irisi.org/iris/find-your-local-iris-site/
There are simple steps you can take to slow the spread of almost any germs,
➡️Always carry tissues
➡️Bin used tissues
➡️Wash your hands thoroughly
Get the latest updates on coronavirus at www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus
(Site updated 13/05/2020)