External Sources

NHS 

Visit NHS.UK for information on COVID-19 including; booking your vaccine, testing and symptoms

 

Health Visitor Services

The following services have been suspended indefinitely: All Child health drop ins; all routine child health and developmental reviews at 1 and 2 years.

With the exception of vulnerable families or in cases where there is safeguarding reason and staff will continue to attend case conferences, core groups, professional and strategy meetings.

We will continue to provide: antenatal contacts; new birth visits; 6-8 week contact such visits may be done over the phone or may continue to be in person.

Health visiting teams can be contacted by phone for advice and support, parents/carers should have the number for their team or you can find the numbers for all teams on the Trust website

https://www.buckshealthcare.nhs.uk/Health-visiting/contact-us.htm

 

Mental Health 24/7 Helpline now live for Bucks

Oxford Health
A new telephone helpline for mental health advice has been launched in Buckinghamshire. It will operate during the pandemic 24 hours a day, seven days a week and temporarily replaces 111 for people who need mental health care and their situation  is not life threatening.   

Residents of all ages can call for advice about how to manage symptoms, to find out when and where to get help and to access support from mental health professionals.  During office hours, people who already use MH services should contact services directly using the phone numbers in their care plan.

Adult helpline:  01865 904997

Children and Young People: 01865 904998

Find more information about the MH helpline.

Every Mind Matters
Looking after your mental health, providing advice and practical tips. 

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/?dm_i=5438,6IRM,U4CH5,OORK,1

 

Bereavement Support during COVID-19

National Bereavement Partnership
A new charity has been set up to help people and families affected by the coronavirus. Its purpose is to provide a helpline for all who need to speak to someone in these uncertain times, when loved ones may be ill in hospital or have died. Find out more: www.nationalbereavementpartnership.org

Cruse
Cruse has a special section on Coronavirus and a helpline phone number which you may find very helpful.

https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/coronavirus-dealing-bereavement-and-grief

Shopping and collecting prescriptions

If you need help with shopping/collecting prescriptions telephone 01296 395000

 

Social Prescribing (Bucks MIND & The Maple Primary Care Network)  

Working together to eliminate isolation, loneliness or stress caused by things such as; work, money or housing. If you think you could benefit from some extra advice & support, please take a look at the link attached and book a telephone consultation with your GP to arrange a referral.

 https://www.bucksmind.org.uk/services/community-link-workers/

 

Domestic Abuse Services during COVID-19

https://safelives.org.uk/news-views/domestic-abuse-and-covid-19

Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247

 

Buckinghamshire County Council

Information on services, support and advice for residents of Buckinghamshire

https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/community-hub/

Dental Problems during the COVID19 Pandemic

If you have a dental emergency, please contact your usual Dentist.  GP's are not legally covered to deal with dental issues. If you are not registered with a dentist please contact Buckinghamshire Priority Dental Service telephone 01296 566521.

https://www.nhs.uk/Services/dentists/Overview/DefaultView.aspx?id=45346