The NPC appreciates the concerns of our members around the Coronavirus and we are closely monitoring the situation and the latest Government and NHS guidelines.

The full NPC Press release on the Corona Virus (COVID 19) available here

NPC General Secretary Jan Shortt talks to BBC Breakfast about the growing concern for already isolated older people with health issues who’re not online.

 

Some are reporting they can’t phone & make GP appointments as Surgery voicemails say they must book via internet.

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NPC General Secretary Jan Shortt talks to BBC Newcastle’s Alfie and Anna at Breakfast about the older people who are most in danger from Coronavirus – those who live alone.
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NPC calls for closer monitoring of older people as the Coronavirus spreads. Many with pre-existing health conditions will be self-isolating as a precaution - there’s a real danger that those with no one looking out for them could slip through the net for treatment.
 
See NPC General Secretary Jan Shortt’s statement here:
For the latest advice from the NHS on Coronavirus – or it’s medical name, Covid-19 – please click on this link below:
https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19
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