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Covid-19: Cheshire updates

Health and care partners across Cheshire are working together to support health and care staff, to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) and to protect and treat the people of Cheshire.

In addition to NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group, this includes:

Updates from all Cheshire health and care partners can be found on the websites of Healthwatch Cheshire West and Healthwatch Cheshire East.

NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group updates

As a membership organisation, NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group is supporting colleagues in General Practice to continue to treat and care for the people of Cheshire throughout the Covid-19 outbreak.

GP practices across Cheshire have moved quickly to implement new models of clinical care to appropriately deal with the Coronavirus outbreak. Practices continue to provide patient care, however patients are likely to find that first contact with their practice is managed remotely - either via telephone or video link.

Support for vulnerable people

Dedicated helplines have been established by Cheshire West and Chester Council and Cheshire East Council to support vulnerable people who are at higher risk of serious complications from Coronavirus.

Both helplines provide advice and support and, where necessary, make arrangements for food, medicines and social contact.

Mental health helpline

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership (CWP) has launched a mental health helpline for residents of Cheshire and Wirral.

Open 24 hours a day, seven-days a week, it is open to people of all ages including children and young people who need urgent mental health support.

The helpline - 0300 303 3972 - is part of the NHS Long Term Plan to improve access to mental health support. Originally due to go live in 2021, it has been fast-tracked to support local people during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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