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NHS 111 'Help us, Help You' a new way to access A&E/Emergency Departments

If you have an urgent but not life-threatening medical need you can phone NHS 111 rather than going straight to A&E. If the patient needs urgent care, NHS 111 can now book them in to be seen quickly and safely in A&E/Emergency Departments.

Qwell: Men's mental health and wellbeing

Qwell is a free online mental health and wellbeing support platform for men in Humber, Coast and Vale.

Men can now access free and anonymous online counselling anywhere using a computer, smartphone or tablet device. There are no waiting lists or thresholds for use, so men can use the free service as soon as they register. Please share as appropriate with your patients.

Chat Together - New digital support group for bowel cancer patients

Chat together is our free online support group for people living with and beyond bowel cancer. It's a welcoming place to talk to others with bowel cancer, meet new people and for patients to virtually get together and support each other from the comfort of their own homes at this time of isolation. 

Bowel cancer patients can join us for Chat Together by registering on our website via this link Chat Together or by visiting

Your Covid Recovery is a new NHS website designed to help people recover from the long-term effects of Covid-19 and support them to manage their recovery. It includes information from rehabilitation experts about how to manage ongoing symptoms and health needs at home, and signposts to sources of support. The website can be visited by following this link

Face covering exemption certificates

Face Coverings - We are experiencing a high volume of patients calling to ask for exemption certificates for face coverings - please be aware we cannot provide these. You can download an exemption certificate to your phone or print by visiting the following link: Please be reminded that we ask all members of he public to wear a face covering when visiting the practice for any reason unless you have a medical condition or other valid reason which prevents you from wearing one.

Free app for expectant fathers

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust are offering new and expectant fathers in the area free access to an app providing on-the-go advice to help them enjoy their babies, feel more confident and support their mental and emotional wellbeing. You can download the app by visiting

Dedicated webpage with information on pregnancy and coronavirus

There is now a dedicated webpage with information on pregnancy and coronavirus, which is regularly updated and has all the latest information about being pregnant during the coronavirus period.

Free online support for children and young people with Type 1 diabetes

DigiBete is a free online service to support children and young people to manage their Type 1 diabetes. The service is available via the DigiBete App or online at

Free online support for adults with Type 1 diabetes

MyType1Diabetes is a free online platform to support adults to manage their Type 1 diabetes. It is available at

NHS and Diabetes UK support line

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 a member of a household has caught the virus, or if routine care has been disrupted, the helpline is available for immediate clinical advice to help patients understand how to effectively manage their diabetes. The NHS and Diabetes UK’s support line is available on 0345 123 2399 Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm.

Summary Care Records with additional information

Summary Care Records (SCR) is a short summary of your GP medical records. It tells other health and care staff who care for you about the medicines you take and your allergies. To Help the NHS to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, additional information will be included in Summary Care Records for patients by default, unless you have previously told the NHS that you did not want this information to be shared. Additional information includes: significant medical history (past and present), reason for medication, anticipatory care information (such as information about the management of long term conditions), end of life care information and immunisations. Further information can be found on the NHS Digital website by following this link . If you wish to OPT out please complete the Summary Care Consent Form by downloading the form from the following link and post/email to the practice.

Does the practice have your consent to contact you by SMS message?

To receive text message reminders please ensure that we have received your consent by speaking to a member of the Practice team.









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