NHS services are under severe pressure at the moment, as we look after increasing
numbers of patients who are sick with covid-19 and other seasonal illnesses.
are also delivering the huge and vitally important covid-19 vaccination
that it can focus on these really important issues, you GP will understandably
be prioritising urgent cases.
means that when you contact your local practice, they will have an initial
conversation with you to understand how urgent your health needs are.
you have an issue that is not urgent, you may to wait longer than usual until
your problem or concern can be dealt with.
please make sure that you continue to get in touch with us if you need to. This
is particularly important if:
your problem is urgent
you have long term condition that is
you are worried about symptoms that
might indicate cancer
also remember you can call NHS 111 for urgent concerns, and 999 for serious
local pharmacist can also help with minor complaints
adults with mental health problems including depression and anxiety, you can
refer yourself directly to the local wellbeing service, via their website.
If you're experiencing a mental health crisis, call this freephone number:
0800 6444 101.
have a childhood illnesses leaflet free to download here, full of advice and
information for parents and carers of young children https://hertsvalleysccg.nhs.uk/application/files/1716/0941/0098/Help_your_Child_Stay_Well_This_Winter_FINAL.pdf
Help has a range of support and information to help people though the lockdown
you very much for helping us all manage under these very difficult