The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from any of the countries below, follow the specific advice for returning travellers. Detailed advice for returning travellers is available on

Call 111 now if you've been:

  • to Hubei province in China in the last 14 days or Iran, areas of northern Italy in lockdown or "special care zone" areas in South Korea since 19 February (even if you do not have symptoms) detailed maps are available on
  • to other parts of mainland China or South Korea, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath
  •  to other parts of northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini), Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar since 19 February and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath
  • in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.

Further information is available on

Healthy Living

Wirral Community Trust: Health & WellBeing 
Wirral Community Trust offers plenty of advice, support, activities and courses in the area to promote health, many of which are free of charge. 

Healthy Heart 
With all the pressures of modern life, staying healthy can be a challenge. But if you learn to recognise risks to your health you have a much better chance of keeping fitter and living longer. Using the NHS Choices personal health check calculators to help gauge whether you need to take action on eating and exercise. And, if you're a smoker, you can work out how much money you'll save by quitting. 

Many people enjoy a drink. Alcohol however is not without significant health and social risks. Grove Road Surgery have seen deaths directly due to alcohol and see a lot of disease related to alcohol such as liver disease, stomach problems and high blood pressure. Alcohol also causes social problems such as marital problems, problems with the law and employment issues. 
Should you cut back on your alcohol? Take the Wirral Alcohol quiz and find out! 

Smoking, advice and helping you quit 
The practice has a dedicated smoking cessation clinic on Friday mornings. 
The NHS have produced "Smokefree", a dedicated service to inform everyone of the dangers of smoking, the benefits of giving up and how they can help you kick the habit. 

QUIT is the independent charity whose aim is to save lives by helping smokers to stop. Smokers wanting to QUIT should call 0800 00 22 00 or email  for free, individual same-day advice from trained counsellors. 

Stop Smoking Widget  
This tool gives you daily messages, and keeps track of how much you're saving and how many days it's been since your last cigarette. Great motivators for staying smokefree. 

Eating Well & Exercise 
Patients are bombarded with scare stories about weight, from size zero to the obesity 'epidemic'. But a healthy body is determined by different factors for everyone. The NHS provides a wealth of useful information on healthy eating and getting fit: 

NHS Choices: Good Food 

Maintaining a 'keep fit' lifestyle doesn't have to mean slogging it out in a sweaty gym. Just boosting your levels of general daily activity will reap big rewards in improved health and energy. 

NHS Choices: Fitness 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome 
Download The British Dietetic Association's Food Fact Sheet.

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