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Date: 02 July 2020
From 4 July the government guidelines on what you can and can’t do during the coronavirus outbreak change
As blood testing services across BHR have been reduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, your local NHS is working with local hospital and community providers to ensure this issue is resolved and patients are able to book their appointments by phone or email.
With a heatwave expected this week, it’s important to remember that hot weather can pose a health risk. Many of those most at risk from the heat are also at greater risk of severe illness due to coronavirus and may need to spend more time at home than they would usually.
GPs in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge are supporting the national Cervical Screening Awareness Week (15-21 June) to provide reassurance that it is safe to attend cervical screening appointments, which can reduce the risk of cervical cancer.
Being a man can mean you are more likely to get seriously ill if you catch coronavirus, with the latest data showing men are twice as likely to die from it compared to women
If you have had a letter from the NHS advising you to stay at home and avoid all face-to face contact
Diabetes is a very real issue for thousands of people across our area. The current pandemic has made it harder for both patients, and the NHS staff who care for them, to control and treat it.
We want to say a big thank you to everyone across north east London who have been going out of their way to help our NHS and others.
Your NHS is still here for you. We know that some people are worried that they might be a burden to the NHS, or that they could contract COVID-19 if they seek help for an urgent medical issue at the moment. GPs in your area want to reassure you that this isn’t the case and your NHS is here for you.
Life may be disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, but our mental health services are not – we are open for business and encourage you to get in touch for more support if you feel low, worried, anxious, or concerned.
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