The Primary Care Commissioning Committee of the Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (PCCG) met today on a conference call to consider the application for two Portsmouth GP practices to merge. Please see the link below for details of the decision made to support the application. http://Portsmouth CCG decision on Hanway Road Group Practice merger with Portsdown Group Practice application
Here is a link to the instructions to UK population to stay at home to reduce virus spread imposed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson for 3 weeks.
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-changes-to-veterans-uk-services#history Here you will find the latest information to support veterans during COVID-19 period War Pension Scheme Veterans Welfare Service Appeal Tribunal Hearings Veterans UK Helpline
Here is a helpful guide for spotting the signs of Coronavirus and what to do if you think you might have Coronavirus and so must stay at home to self isolate. Covid-19-advice-to-households-self-isolating
HIVE Portsmouth to co-ordinate local community support response to Coronavirus https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/health/coronavirus/elderly-woman-faints-she-queues-more-three-hours-use-portchester-pharmacy-2542062 HWP say don’t forget to use the local volunteer supported prescription collection service that is being offered through HIVE Portsmouth. You can contact this free service on: 02392 616 709 Here is the most local update issued by HIVE Portsmouth on their activities currently in the city HIVE Portsmouth local support update 15.4.20 Here is a http://link to the plans for co-ordinating the local activities for residents from 20.3.20
HIVE Portsmouth to co-ordinate local community support response to Coronavirus Here is a http://link to the plans for co-ordinating the local activities for residents from 20.3.20 Portsmouth City Council made the following announcement on 17th March Following the latest government Coronavirus advice, which includes minimising social contact, Portsmouth City Council is taking the sensible precaution to protect the public by reducing non-essential council services. The decision has been taken to close non-essential services from today (17 March 2020) - further details on which services are affected will follow here throughout the day. Our duty of care to residents remains our main concern, which is why we’re focusing [...]
The Government has issued advice for everyone in the UK to follow regarding social distancing. Here is a link to a very useful guide issued today http://Government advice to all on social distancing Here is a useful summary chart that is included in the briefing * if one member of your family or household has a new continuous cough or high temperature ** if you live alone and you have a new continuous cough or high temperature *** for example via telephone or internet 1 such as anyone instructed to get a flu jab each year
Here is some useful information (published 19 March) about the use of Ibuprofen if you have Covid-19 disease http://letter from NHS England about use of anti-inflammatories and Covid-19 Here is information issued by the Government - stay at home advice http://stay at home advice from the Government for people with possible coronavirus symptoms Please note the section stating the requirement for 7 day isolation and 14 day isolation Here is information issued by Healthwatch England on Coronavirus and Covid-19 https://www.healthwatch.co.uk/advice-and-information/2020-02-13/information-coronavirus Here is information about looking after your mental health http://Coronavirus is affecting my mental health what can I do? Advice from Healthwatch England Information about Coronvirus in minority [...]
Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, read out a statement in a televised interview this afternoon https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51917562 Healthwatch Portsmouth will be issuing information tomorrow about how it will be able to run its service for the next few weeks. We will publish on this news page.
New guidance issued for adult social care providers The Department of Health and Social Care has issued new guidance to councils and care providers as the Government works to delay the spread of COVID-19. The guidance covers situations found across residential care settings and where care is delivered in people’s own homes. It is designed to ensure people who receive care are well supported. The guidance is available on the Public Health England website. There is separate guidance for the following types of provision: residential care supported living home care.