SHIELDING INFORMATION FOR VULNERABLE PATIENTS

We have received in increase in patients telephoning and requesting letters that are being sent to extremely vulnerable patients by NHS England.  NHS England will be contacting our most vulnerable patients directly.

To self register as extremely vulnerable, the link is below:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

You can register yourself, or on behalf of someone else if they fall into the following criteria.

 

Note: there are some clinical conditions which put people at even higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. If you are in this category, NHS in England will directly contact you with advice about the more stringent measures you should take in order to keep yourself and others safe. For now, you should rigorously follow the social distancing advice in full.

Sheffield City Council are also available to provide support for vulnerable patients

https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/your-city-council/coronavirus-support-for-people

It may take time for any support offered through this service to arrive. Wherever possible you should continue to rely on friends, family and wider support to help you meet your needs.