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Coronavirus information for Sheffield Patients and the Public

coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.

Please see the following Gov.uk link for further information including:

 

  • Advice for travellers returning from Wuhan and Hubei province in the last 14 days:
  • Advice for travellers returning from, or transited through, China (other than Hubei), Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand in the last 14 days  
  • Symptoms and what to do and preventing the spread of infection  

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-guidance-to-assist-professionals-in-advising-the-general-public/guidance-to-assist-professionals-in-advising-the-general-public

 

Mental Health Link Worker

The Surgery has access to a Link Worker, who specialises in supporting young people with a variety of mood related issues. He has provied a short introduction as to his role and is based in the practice one pay per week, as well as local schools.  

My name is Connor Watkins and I am the Young Person’s Link Worker for Nethergreen Surgery, part of the Porter Valley Primary Care Network.

If you are aged between 13 -18 and having difficulties with low mood, anxiety, poor confidence or self-esteem, I can work with you to understand more about how you’re feeling and help you find your way into well-being boosting activities to support your health and wellbeing.

This could be introducing you to social events, community activities and support services, helping you build the confidence to engage with these independently and tackle other issues you may be facing such as emotional problems, loneliness, isolation and difficulties with education and employment.

For further information or if you are interested in accessing this, please speak to your GP.

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