Renal Dialysis patients added to ‘shielding’ list

We have been advised by NHS England that patients who have are having renal dialysis or who have had a splenectomy are now being advised to shield,  and these patients will be added to the shielded patient list.

If you are one of our patients who have been identified, you will be sent a letter and text message to advise you about this. A special flag will also be added to your GP record in due course to show that you are classed as a shielded patient.

Support is available from local authorities, NHS Volunteer Responders and charities for anyone who needs it, whether they are on the Shielded Patient List or not.