Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Advice

Please click on the links below to access the information (updated 28/04/2020)

General practice (from NHS England and NHS Improvement coronavirus) added 28.4.20

Updates and guidance read HERE


COVID-19: Increased Patient Information for health and care professionals. (from NHSX) added 28.4.20

To help the NHS to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, NHSX and NHS Digital are improving theaccess that doctors, nurses and other authorised healthand careprofessionals have to medical records and information. This will help them to more safely treat and advise patients who are not attending their usual GP practice or who have called NHS 111, or who are receiving direct care in another setting. This letter explains the temporary changes being made to GP Connect and to the Summary Care Record to enable this

READ MORE HERE


Coronavirus (COVID19) Hints and Tips for Young People in Sandwell (from Sandwell Childrens Safeguarding Board) added 22.4.20


Baggies team up with midwives to deliver maternity clinics (from Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals) added 24.4.20


Sandwell Together Keeping in touch by phone or Facetime (from Sandwell Advocacy/SCVO) added 16.4.20


Covid-19 (coronavirus) information and advice for people who may become very ill and their families and friends (from Sandwell Council) added 08.4.20


Self Isolation (from Healthy Sandwell) added 30.3.20


Safe At Home – Covid-19 (Safeguarding) (from SaveLives.co.uk) added.26.3.20


Council support for vulnerable residents – and how people and businesses can volunteer and help (from Sandwell Council) added 25.3.20


Protecting public from cruel coronavirus scammers (from West Midlands Police) added 24.3.20


Coronavirus Community Support Groups (from Sandwell Trends) added 24.3.20


What’s happening where you are (from SCVO) added 24.3.20


COVID-19 Community Action and Support – Sandwell (from SCVO) added 24.3.20


Coronavirus: support for Sandwell businesses (from Think Sandwell) added 20.3.20


Coronavirus: Public Information (from Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust)


Coronavirus – advice and information (from Sandwell Council)


Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATED 16/3 (from Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG)


National Information

Benefits and Coronavirus (from Turn2Us) added 21.4.20


Cancer and coronavirus Survey (from Macmillan Cancer Support) added 14.4.20


£750 Million Coronavirus Funding for Frontline Charities (from SCVO) added 14.4.20


Government launches Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp (from GOV.UK) added 07.4.20


Coronavirus (COVID-19): admission and care of people in care homes (from GOV.UK) added 07.4.20


Get coronavirus support as a clinically extremely vulnerable person (From GOV.UK) added 06.4.20


Policy changes that you need to know about during COVID-19 (from Healthwatch England) added 01.4.20


Coronavirus – don’t be caught out by fake news (from the Patients Association) added 20.3.20


Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for social care (from the Social Care Institute for Excellence) added 20.3.20


Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for patients in 32 languages (from Doctors of the World) added 20.3.20


Coronavirus – what to do (from the Patients Association) added 20.3.20


Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response (from GOV.UK)


Coronavirus (COVID-19) (from NHS.UK)


Foreign travel advice (from GOV.UK)


Information for people with Long Term Conditions

Cancer and Coronavirus (from the Eve Appeal) added 24.4.20


We’re here for you through COVID-19 (from Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis) added 07.4.20


Coronavirus and mental wellbeing (from Every Mind Matters) added 06.4.20


10 tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus (from Every Mind Matters) added 01.4.20


What should the autism community know about the coronavirus outbreak? (from Autism Speaks) 26.3.20


Support for Palliative Care and End of Life added 24.3.20


Coronavirus (COVID-19) & Sickle Cell Disorder (from the Sickle Cell Society) added 24.3.20


Latest Covid-19 news (from RNIB) added 24.3.20


Safeguarding Adults for people self-isolating (from Sandwell Safeguarding Adults Board) added 24.3.20

Aphasia guide to coronavirus (from Speakeasy) added 24.3.20


Coronavirus (COVID-19) if you’re affected by terminal illness (from Marie Curie)


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Outbreak (from Homeless Link)

Groundswell.org.uk/ Advice for people who sleep rough or live in a hostel (from Groundswell) added 25.3.2020


Looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak (from Mental Health Foundation)

Youngminds.org.uk/blog/looking-after-your-mental-health-while-self-isolating/ (from Young Minds) added 25.3.2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19) and cancer (from Cancer Research UK)


Coronavirus: what it means for you if you have heart or circulatory disease (from the British Heart Foundation)


Health advice for people with asthma (from Asthma UK)


Specialty guides (from NHS England and NHS Improvement coronavirus)


Coronavirus (from the Deaf Help Charity – Sign Help)


ME Association Guidance: Coronavirus and ME/CFS (from ME Association) added 26.3.20

Coronavirus Covid-19: Latest Government advice and what it means for people with ME/CFS (from the ME Association


Coronavirus: Advice for people with health conditions (from BBC News)


Coronavirus (COVID-19) – advice for people living with diabetes (from Diabetes UK)


Coronavirus: Advice for people with health conditions (from BBC News)


Coronavirus (COVID-19) – what you need to know (from Public Health England)


Information for Carers


Young Carers – Understanding coronavirus (from The Mix) added 20.3.20


Guidance on Coronavirus (from the Carers Trust)