Covid-19: Daily communications update – 14.05.20, 16:32hrs


  • Volunteer Responders Scheme – the NHS is keen to encourage more referrals to the Volunteer Responders Scheme from health and social care professionals. People who are shielding or self-isolating can also refer themselves for help and support for:
    • medicine and grocery deliveries
    • lifts to appointments
    • check in and chat telephone support

For more information, visit the NHS Volunteer Responders portal

  • Misinformation about COVID-19 – NHS England and NHS Improvement has shared a post on Twitter about using trusted sources to help tackle the spread of misinformation about COVID-19. Check it out, so you know how to spot fake accounts
  • Hugs pocket poem book – Epping Forest District Council has copies of the Hugs poem book to give away. The book was created by the Community Writers’ Group with the intention of sharing  some love and positivity during times of need. If you would like a hard copy, please email your request to Victoria Robertson, Community Development Officer

Primary Care

  • Primary Care Covid-19 briefing – the next issue (#26) is due out tomorrow. If you would like to include any content, please email Sarah Crane or Naomi Brooks. You can find previous briefings on the new GP Hub website using the password COVID-19.

Further advice and support

  • Every Mind Matters – for ways to keep on top of your mental health at home, including talking about your concerns, looking after your body and regular sleeping patterns
  • AskHUE – for the latest advice and information for staff, including previous daily comms bulletins
  • NHS website – for information on the virus and how to prevent it spreading
  • UK website – for national advice, including full guidance on staying at home and away from others

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