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Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms
Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you have them.
Self-isolation and treatment if you have coronavirus symptoms
Advice about staying at home (self-isolation) and treatment for you and anyone you live with.
Testing and tracing
Information about testing for coronavirus and what to do if you're contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service.
People at high risk
Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.
Social distancing and changes to everyday life
Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services during coronavirus.
GOV.UK: coronavirus – guidance and support
Government information and advice.
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A Nurse Practitioner is an advanced practice nurse that helps with all aspects of patient care, responsibilities may include: Diagnosing, treating, and helping patients manage acute and chronic illnesses. Conducting physical examinations and interpreting medical history. Ordering and performing diagnostic tests and procedures.
Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma, COPD, heart disease and diabetes. Minor ailments can be assessed and cervical smears, childhood immunisations and diagnostic tests can be performed.
Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement, new patient and Check4Life health checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.
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