During this health crisis, the Parish Council will strive to keep residents informed and work to help all in the village
The Government website has frequently updated information, and what you should be doing to keep safe https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
NHS advice can be found at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Northamptonshire County Council- local advice https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/pages/default.aspx
Think NHS 111 First
NHS England and NHS Improvement has launched the next phase of the latest ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign which focuses on the NHS 111 service as a new way to access A&E.
If you have an urgent but not life-threatening medical need, make sure you contact NHS 111 first rather than going straight to A&E. If you do need urgent care, then NHS 111 can now book you in to be seen quickly and safely in A&E.
As well as this, NHS 111 is also able to direct to or book an appointment at Urgent Treatment Centres, access to Out of Hours GP Services, pharmacies, emergency dental services and walk-in clinics.
Contacting 111 first will also help the NHS to keep you safe by maintaining social distancing and ensure that you receive the right care in the right place, in a more timely and safe way.
If you or your loved one have a life-threatening illness or injury then you should always use 999 and if you do arrive at A&E without contacting NHS 111 you will still receive medical care, with emergency treatments prioritised.
Just think 111 first. When you think you need A&E, contact NHS 111 by phone or online at https://111.nhs.uk/
Further information about NHS 111 First is available at www.northamptonshireccg.nhs.uk
A leaflet should be delivered through everybody’s door in the next few days – our Vice Chairman Cllr Duval is taking calls and co-ordinating volunteers on 01832 735943 or 07951110552
IF YOU ARE IN ISOLATION AND HAVE RUN OUT OF ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES OR HAVE ANY CONCERNS AND NEED HELP PLEASE CALL
AND LEAVE YOUR NUMBER.
31st March 2020 Northamptonshire Community Resilience Service has launched a Coronavirus Support Line
The new support line, which goes live today, allows those who cannot leave their homes under current restrictions and those who have nobody to call upon for help, to request support in getting access to food, prescriptions and other vital services that they require.
Those requiring help are asked to call the support line on the following number.
0300 126 1000 (option 5)
Individuals can also email email@example.com and ask for help.
Updated advice on what Parish Councils can and can’t do during this time is available from our advisory body Northants Association of Local Councils