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Coronavirus Update - 05/04/2020

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.


Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus;

  • in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus;

  • you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus.


Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

Did you know ex service personnel are entitled to priority NHS care for conditions linked to their time in the armed forces?

Make sure your GP knows you have served.

More help and support is available through Tameside Armed Services Community. You can find out more via


No-one needs to be lonely or feel isolated – Did you know The Silverline have volunteers who are on the other end of the phone - You can ring them anytime of the day and night on - 0800 4 70 80 90 – its free to call.                               -------------------------

Keep yourself safe. If you are not expecting a caller DON’T let anyone in your home.

Are you part of the ‘No Cold Callers Scheme’? If not you can contact Trading Standard for their support.


If you need a job doing ‘Tameside MBC Buy with Confidence’ has lots of approved traders for you.


If you are not feeling well and need medical advice did you know your local Pharmacy can help you?

Call into a Pharmacy near to you.

Go to Doc - 0161 336 5958


Tameside council’s out of hours is available if you have an emergency or a sudden change in your circumstances – 0161 342 2222


Non emergency Police – 101

In you are in immediate danger and not a routine enquiry dial 999 for Police/Ambulance/Fire


Did you know your local faith groups are there for you too? Pop in to see them for more information.



Age UK Tameside is available to offer you advice and support – Call into their Centre on Katherine Street Ashton Under Lyne or telephone them on 0161 308 5000



Keep yourself warm and make sure you have enough food in the house, just in case the weather gets worse. Add an extra layer (a cardigan or jumper).

Leap is available to help support you if you need free advice -





Do you have a pendant alarm? Do you wear it?

If you need assistance don’t forget to press your alarm. The wardens are available 24 hours a day.

The pendant alarm gives you that security if you need help. It is also peace of mind for your family too.

If you want to have discuss the possibility of having an alarm you can contact the Community Response Team on 0161 342 5100.









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Under new government rules, all our patients have been allocated a named GP who is accountable for their care.


This does not mean you have to be seen solely by that GP, but it will be the accountable GP’s responsibility to ensure your care is of a high standard.


If you want to know who has been appointed as your named accountable GP, please ask a member of staff.


If you want to change your named accountable GP, please ask a member of staff and we will try to accommodate your request.


If you do not want a named accountable GP, please let us know.



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