Patients with Coronavirus symptoms (COVID 19) are now asked to contact NHS 24 on 111 day or night if their symptoms worsen or do not improve after 7 days. Callers to the 111 helpline will be assessed and, if necessary, transferred to the local community hub staffed by clinicians from across the healthcare system to ensure patients get the best possible advise . Depending on their assessment, patients may be given advice to help them continue self-isolating at home or an appointment to attend a local assessment centre for further treatment.
For more information on the coronavirus, please visit the NHS Inform website
If you require a self-isolation note for your employer, this can be obtained by clicking on the link below and following the instructions from NHS 111 - Self Isolation Note
Other useful information and links:-
Health advice for patients with Asthma
Coping with Stress
Helping Children cope with stress
Information & Support
Inchgarth Community Centre Support
Inchgarth Community Centre are offering useful information and support to residents in the local area. For more information please see their information booklet or visit http://www.inchgarth.org
Norovirus (Winter vomiting bug) campaign
The key message of this campaign is to advise the public to stay at home for 48 hours after their norovirus symptoms have stopped to avoid spreading it further. For further information please visit
Seasonal Affective Disorder
We’ve all heard of the “winter blues.” A dreary sort of feeling when summer and autumn are over, and you’ve got several months of darker, colder days ahead. While some people love the winter months, others aren’t big fans. In fact, some people struggle with the winter months so severely that they have what’s known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. Let’s talk a little about how SAD affects people, and what solutions are out there.
For more information on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) please click here
For 5 top tips for those living with SAD, please click here