New dietician webinars

The newly updated NHS dietetic website http://www.patientwebinars.co.uk is now up and running as of today. Particularly with COVID-19 in mind, they have included extra sections for: · Malnutrition · Diabetes · Kidney Health · Fussy Eating in Children And the website still includes: · IBS & Low FODMAP Diet · Coeliac Disease – both newly … Continued

Need help getting food or medicine? Or want to volunteer to help those that do?

Please click here for information: Volunteering in Somerset during Coronavirus outbreak If you would like to volunteer, Spark Somerset has set up a website where people who want to offer help are encouraged to register on https://www.corona-helpers.co.uk/. Further advice and guidance for community groups can be found at https://www.sparksomerset.org.uk/guidance-cov-19-groups The NHS has launched a campaign for … Continued

Rowlands is really busy but please be patient

Please allow a lot of time if you are coming to collect your prescription. Please ensure you keep 2 metres away from the person in front of you in the queue. Please be patient, they have huge volumes to process and have a number of staff absences. The team are working as hard and as … Continued

We have moved to total telephone triage

To cope with the demand we are expecting over the coming weeks, we have moved to total triage. If you need to speak to a doctor and it can’t wait until the COVID crisis is over, please call us and a GP will call you back.

Those who need to ensure excellent social isolation

On Monday 16th March the UK government announced a package of measures, advising those who are or may be at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 to be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures. Whilst this means you do not have to fully isolate for the 12 weeks (as some others have to), … Continued

Should you fully isolate for 12 weeks?

The government are writing to the 1.5million patients who need to stay at home totally for 12 weeks, for their own health. If you are on the list, you will get this letter by the end of this week. We are not producing these. You need to isolate at home for 12 weeks if you … Continued

Advice for high risk groups

Who are we talking about? As at 20 March:  High-risk groups – who should be reducing social contact and ‘social distancing’ but do not yet need to fully isolate Very high-risk groups – who should be in 12 weeks of self-isolation • Those who are pregnant. • Those over 70, regardless of any medical conditions. … Continued