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Covid-19 Update


Face Coverings

From 15 June 2020, visitors and outpatients coming into our hospitals will be asked to wear a face covering at all times, to help us reduce the spread of Covid-19.
 
A face covering can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head. It should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably.

New measures to increase services
Our staff have been working hard to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and ensure the safety and quality of our services for all patients.
 
Just like the rest of the NHS, our number one priority for the last few months has been ensuring that all those who need urgent care - not just those with coronavirus - have been able to get it when they need it.  Combined with the need to avoid unnecessary contact to reduce the spread of the virus, this has meant that some non-urgent appointments may have been postponed, and others delivered differently using technology.
 
We are now preparing to gradually increase some important face-to-face services, but only where this can be done safely - the virus is still circulating and we don’t want to put our patients, the public or our staff at greater risk.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.
 

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Health promotion

Health Promotion

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Welcome to the health promotion area of our website.

In this section we aim to share with you up to date information about the effect our daily lives can have on our musculoskeletal health.

Lifestyle is really important to your MSK health, the three most  positive things you can do are:

Maintain an active lifestyle

Maintain a healthy weight

If you are a smoker, get help to stop

 

We've also included information on living an active lifestyle over the age of 65 here, which is really important to your quality of life and independence as you get older.

We've included some miscelaneous health promotion links below.

Exercises for runners- injury prevention

Back pain myth busters

Exercise for beginners- getting started

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Fittness for families

Information on activity guidelines for children, as well as ideas for being active with a young family.