Infections (Adult)

Infectious disease outbreak centre

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One important function of government is to protect the public from any serious infectious disease outbreaks. The government coordinates both national and local responses. On this page we include information on any infectious disease outbreaks and what steps are been taken both nationally and locally. Under your practice website under “infectious disease outbreaks” in the practice section you will find any information on practice specific advice, particularly relating to any visits to the practice.


COVID -19 symptoms and what to do

From the NHS
COVID-19 symptoms and what to do, including when to seek help.

FREE COVID-19 TESTING for eligible patients

From the Integrated Care Board Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire, and Berkshire West
Provide a map of local pharmacists offering Covid-19 testing for eligible patients  Pharmacy | BOB ICB

Book a Covid -19 vaccination

Book, cancel or change a COVID-19 vaccination appointment
Log in to the NHS booking service:

Use this service to:

  • check if you need a vaccine
  • book a vaccine
  • check your existing appointment details
  • change your appointment
  • cancel your appointment

You can call 119 if you need help with COVID-19 vaccinations or testing and you cannot do this online
When to call 119 When to call 119 – NHS

LOCAL SUPPORT - COVID-19

Attending your practice after a new significant outbreak of Covid 19

We recommend you read this section and the information on your practice website under “infectious disease outbreaks”, in particular,  “The practice and Covid-19”, as this will cover the practice protocols for Covid-19. This is particularly important if you are planning to attend the practice and there has been a new significant outbreak of Covid-19.

Local information and support

Local information on Covid-19 can be found below:

From the Integrated Care Board Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire, and Berkshire West

From Buckinghamshire Council
The council information links with national information so can be a good place to start on local information and this support will likely ratchet up with any serious outbreaks
Coronavirus support and information Coronavirus support and information | Buckinghamshire Council
This includes

Separately the council covers vaccination
This is a very helpful local resource with up-to-date information
COVID-19 vaccination programme COVID-19 vaccination programme | Buckinghamshire Council

From Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Coronavirus leaflet series – mental health  Coronavirus leaflet series – Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Local mental health support for long covid

From Buckinghamshire Talking Therapies
Provide direct mental health support without you needing to see your GP. This is a free NHS service to patients over the age of 18, who attend a Buckinghamshire GP.
Long term health condition (see under long covid for what is offered) Long Term Health Condition – NHS Buckinghamshire Talking TherapiesNHS Buckinghamshire Talking Therapies

NATIONAL SUPPORT - COVID-19

Please note your GP practice is very unlikely to know anymore more information on national guidance on Covid than is available here. We recommend you read this before contacting your practice.

From the NHS
This is a large excellent and detailed guide covering all aspects of Covid 19. We recommend you start on this page to find out any national information on Covid you want and this information is updated regularly.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) COVID-19 advice and services – NHS

It includes

Covid recovery

From the NHS
Long-term effects of COVID-19 (long COVID): also includes “How to help symptoms of long COVID yourself”  Long-term effects of COVID-19 (long COVID) – NHS

From GOV UK

THE COVID-19 VACCINATION

From the NHS
Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines About COVID-19 vaccination, safety and side effects – NHS

From Patient info

From NICE
Covid-19 vaccination Coronavirus – COVID 19 | Health topics A to Z | CKS | NICE

National news

From BBC Health
Provides the latest news and statistics on Covid (if Covid is in the news) Health – BBC News

From Gov UK
UK Health Security Agency UK Health Security Agency – GOV.UK

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