NHS is here

The NHS is here for Croydon during lockdown

With the second national lockdown now in place, the NHS is urging local people not to delay seeking help.

While everyone is being told to stay at home, it can be hard to know what to do if you are unwell, but delaying seeking help or getting treatment can have long-term effects, which is why we want to make sure people know that the NHS is still and always here for you.

Whether you are worried about a new or unusual symptom, you are pregnant and think something isn’t right, or you are feeling lonely or isolated, there are many ways the NHS can help you, including safe and convenient support online, telephone appointments, or asking you to attend a face to face assessment.

As well as seeking help it is vital that everyone continues to go to maternity appointments, cancer screenings and to get their flu jab as they usually would.

Doctors, nurses and other NHS staff have worked hard to put in place measures to keep patients and staff safe including if they need to be seen face to face, and we want to reassure the people of Croydon that the NHS continues to be here for you.

 

If someone feels unwell help can be accessed through a number of ways:

  • For urgent medical help – use the NHS 111 online service or call 111 if you are unable to get help online.
  • For help from a GP – use your GP surgery's website, use an online service or app, or call the surgery.
  • For life-threatening emergencies – call 999 for an ambulance.

 

If you are advised to go to hospital, it is important to go.

 

You can watch this video where Dr Agnelo Fernandes, Dr Nnenna Osuji and mental health nurse Judith Vance our colleagues from mental health, Croydon University Hospital and the GP collaborative tell us the measures that are place

 

For more information visit the NHS website