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  • If you, or someone you know, is elderly , vulnerable or living alone, and in need of support during self-isolation, please contact our practice social worker, Ian, for advice through reception 02871 810252. Alternatively, contact Debbie 077 56464372 at the community centre for support from Eglinton Churches Together.
  • Very high risk patients and shielding letters 

    You are at 'very high risk' from coronavirus if you:

    • have had an organ transplant
    • are having chemotherapy or antibody treatment for cancer, including immunotherapy
    • are having an intense course of radiotherapy (radical radiotherapy) for lung cancer
    • are having targeted cancer treatments that can affect the immune system (such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors)
    • have blood or bone marrow cancer (such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma)
    • have had a bone marrow or stem cell transplant in the past 6 months, or are still taking immunosuppressant medicine
    • have been told by a doctor that you have a severe lung condition (such as cystic fibrosis, severe asthma or severe COPD)
    • have a condition that means you have a very high risk of getting infections (such as SCID or sickle cell)
    • are taking medicine that makes you much more likely to get infections (such as high doses of steroids)
    • have a serious heart condition and you're pregnant
    • have no spleen

    If you're at very high risk from coronavirus, you should have received a shielding letter from the NHS.

    Please contact reception 02871 810252 if you have not received a letter and think you should have been.
     
    We realise there are many patients who are at 'high risk' from coronavirus but do not meet these criteria. Please see NHS website for advice about staying at home to avoid getting coronavirus. There is also useful advice for people who live with, or care for, someone who is 'very high risk':