Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

Please seek information and guidance by visiting NHS 111 online

Calling NHS 111 should only happen should you not be able to use the online advice

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

You will need to self-isolate if you have any of the following:

  • you have a new continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly

  • you have a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

  • you've been in close contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of coronavirus

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

Further information and details of how to self-isolate are available on


Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening

The NHS invites all men in the year they are turning 65 for screening.

The main blood vessel that supplies blood to the body is the aorta.  The aorta runs down from the heart through the chest and abdomen.

An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) occurs when the walls of the aorta weaken and expand.  As the wall stretches it becomes weaker and can rupture causing internal bleeding.

Around 85 out of 100 people die when an aneurysm bursts.  Men are 6 times more likely to have an aneurysm than women.

If you would like further information about the service please visit:

Thames Valley AA Screening Programme

Patient Information Leaflet

Men aged over 65 who have not yet been screened can contact the service to arrange a test on:

Tel: 01865 572 636 Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm


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