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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.



Mental health and MSK health

Mental health and MSK health


Mental health is a broad term that encompasses a number of symptoms and conditions. Mental health problems are incredibly common, in fact 1 in 5 of us will experience some mental health problem within our lifetime.

The extent to which mental health symptoms affect a person can range from mild to severe.

Even mild mental health symptoms can affect a person’s physical health and vice versa.

Below we are going to consider some common mental health conditions and symptoms and the impact they can have on musculoskeletal health. 

Stress and MSK Health

Anxiety and MSK Health

Depression and MSK Health