Pulse Oximeter @home Pathway
If you test positive for covid or are symptomatic and are either over 65 or clinically vulnerable your GP might ask you to monitor or your oxygen saturation levels at home with a pulse oximeter. A patient leaflet can be found here here and a video demonstrating how to use a pulse oximeter can be found here
CCS Village, Community & Carers Agents provide confidential, practical community-based solutions for people, wherever they are in Somerset.
During this COVID-19 emergency CCS Agents are still providing their regular service via telephone or email, and are a key point of contact within the community - especially if you do not know who to turn to.
Contact your local agent by clicking here to complete the very short form and a member of the team will be in touch.
Recruiting now: new drug trial in coronavirus infections
If you are over 65 (or 50-64 and have an underlying medical condition) and have either a new cough or temperature (in the last 7 days) then you may be eligible to be part in a nationwide trial of drugs (such as azithromycin) that Dunster and Porlock Surgeries is a part of. All you need to do is go online to the trial website where you’ll fill in a questionnaire (to make sure you ARE eligible) and consent to joining the trial.
Go to https://sentry.phc.ox.ac.uk/sentry/principle/live/survey/open?id=screening&sc=DUN
Keen to volunteer and help your community?
SPARK SOMERSET (https://www.sparksomerset.org.uk) are here to help you to co-ordinate community support for those affected by COVID-19. Please visit their website and register via the Corona Helpers Link
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS- <<< CLICK HERE ....What you should know.
You could also Download the paediatric Handi Paediatric app for advice on self-care and concerning symptoms for children.
If you are concerned that your child is unwell and you need medical advice please phone the surgery or 111 Out Of Hours.
For Sick note information- please click here
Refuge runs the National Domestic Abuse Helpline, which you can call for free, and in confidence, 24 hours a day on 0808 2000 247. Its website provides guidance and support for potential victims, as well as those who are worried about friends and loved ones. It also has a form through which you can book a safe time for a call from the team.
Refuge’s website includes a range of resources on identifying the signs of domestic abuse, and a safety guide for women and children who are living with a perpetrator. It also features a tech abuse chat-bot with step-by-step instructional videos on how to secure devices such as phones and laptops. Look for the pink button in the bottom-right corner.
Men’s Advice Line
The Men’s Advice Line (this link will open in a new window - popups must be allowed) is a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and those supporting them.
Telephone: 0808 801 0327