Update: Shielded Patients Advice (extremely vulnerable group)

Dear Patients,

With the national lockdown beginning 5th November, the government are updating their advice to all those in the clinically extremely vulnerable groups (shielded patients list).

Please click on the link below, which will provide the latest and most up to date information. You can still access help through the NHS Volunteer Responders and the local council if you need to get shopping/pick up prescriptions and you are on the list.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

If you are on the shielded patients list you will receive another letter from the NHS and if you are newly identified, you will also get a letter from the NHS, plus a call/text from the Practice or the Hospital department responsible for your condition.

If you do not fall into any of these categories and have not been informed that you are on the Shielded patients list, follow the new National Restrictions from 5 November.

Your Team at Mickleover Medical Centre