For those unfamiliar, the NHS is England’s National Health Service. Recently, the NHS sent out an email to people on its shielded patient list about additional support available for those self-isolating during COVID-19. However, many people are confused about what this email means and how they can access the additional support. Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know about the NHS shielded patient list email.
Who is Eligible for Additional Support?
The additional support that has been made available by the NHS is specifically for those who are on the shielded patient list and need help with getting food supplies and medications. This includes individuals who have cancer, severe asthma, or any other chronic condition that their doctor has deemed them at high risk from coronavirus (COVID-19). If you are unsure if you are on the shielded patient list or not, then contact your GP or hospital clinician to confirm your status.
How Can I Access Additional Support?
If you have confirmed that you are on the shielded patient list, then there are several ways in which you can access additional support. The first step is to register online with your local council so that they can provide information on services available in your area. Additionally, if you cannot leave your home due to medical reasons but still need essential items like food and medication, then you should register with a local volunteer group or charity that can deliver these items directly to your home. Finally, if neither of these options work for you due to financial constraints or other issues, then contact your local council who may be able to offer further assistance.
The NHS shielded patient list email provides an important reminder for those who may be eligible for additional support during these unprecedented times. If you think that you may be eligible for extra help from either your local council or volunteer groups/charities due to being on the shielded patient list, then take action now and ensure that all of your needs will be met while isolating at home during COVID-19. With adequate planning and preparation, we can all make sure we stay safe and healthy during this challenging time!