Public Health Community Updates
10 May - 16 May
Mental Health Awareness week - Hackney resources
Saturday 15 May - 10am - 11.30am - more detail here
Vaccine confidence webinar. Panel led by Prof Kevin Fenton, Regional Director of Public Health London.
16 June, 14 July, 15 Sep, 22 Sep 9.30am
East London Health and Care Partnerships invite all public and voluntary sector organisations to participate in a half day workshop to improve knowledge, skills and understanding in supporting those bereaved through suicide.
Vaccinations and pregnancy and Breastfeeding - Message from Homerton Hospital
The Trust is aware that women are currently being offered the Covid-19 vaccination in pregnancy. This includes those whose medical history makes them more vulnerable to serious illness from Covid-19 and those who occupation means they are at higher risk of exposure.
Ideally women will have been offered the opportunity to discuss their decision with their named Midwife or with their GP, particularly if they have questions related to a long term health condition which their GP has oversight of. However the Trust is able to offer a service for women who would like to discuss the current advice from the Government and RCOG with a Midwife before making a decision.
The Homerton Hospital Maternity Helpline will be ready to take these calls on 020 8510 5955 7 days a week 10am-6pm.
19 Language versions: Arabic, Albanian, Chinese, English French, Farsi, Kurdish, Hindi, Panjabi, Nepali, Polish, Romanian, Tagalog, Turkish, Spanish, Somali, Ukranian and Urdu - Vaccinations guide- childbearing/pregnant
Community Collect: rapid COVID-19 testing
From Friday 9 April everyone in the UK is being encouraged to get tested for Covid-19 twice a week.As national restrictions ease, rapid testing is a critical way to reduce the spread and keep us on track with the roadmap out of lockdown.
Rapid Covid-19 tests are free and provide results within 30 minutes.
Access rapid testing through an educational setting, or workplace, OR, there are a number of ways you can access rapid tests by:
- Ordering home testing kits to your home. See order a home test kit below
- Collecting home testing kits from a collection point, such as a pharmacy, community centre, or testing centre. Use the NHS Covid-19 test and vaccination site finder tool
- Visiting a rapid testing centre - BOOK
TESTING TWICE WEEKLY INFORMATION BOOKLET - New (13/05/21)
Covid-19 related information
VIDEO FAQs (find your language) - NEW (13/05/21)
* VIDEO - What is in the vaccine and how does it work?
* VIDEO - How was the vaccine developed so quickly?
* VIDEO - Is the Covid-19 vaccine safe?
* VIDEO - The impact of Covid-19 on Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities
* VIDEO - What are the long term side effects of the Covid-19 vaccine?
* VIDEO - Has the vaccine been tested on people like me?
* VIDEO - BME Health Forum video - Covid-19 vaccine information, Arabic
* VIDEO - Rushana Ali MP - Covid-19 vaccine message in Sylheti
* VIDEO - Dr Sui discusses the vaccine - Barking and Dagenham, Cantonese
* VIDEO - Dr Mohammed Abdul-Latif (Clinical Oncology Registrar at North Middlesex University Hospital, Arabic
* VIDEO - Tazmina Ahasan - Discharge Coordinator Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital, Bengali
* VIDEO - Sangita Patel -Clinical Lead for therapies, London North West University Healthcare, Gujarati
* VIDEO - Kasia Kurkowiak-Jolley. Apprentice Nurse Associate and Accident Department Assistant, Polish
* VIDEO - Comfort Ekwueme, Triage and assessment team leader, Tower Hamlet's Community Services, Igbo
* VIDEO - Stefania Vasilescu, Maternity Assistant at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, Romanian
* VIDEO - Sumita Regmi - Dementia specialist nurse, Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust, Nepali
* VIDEO - Dr Muhiddin Ozkor, Consultant cardiologist and clinical director, North Middlesex University Hospital, Turkish
* VIDEO - Dr Farah Bede, GP in Tower Hamlets, Somali
* VIDEO - Vivian Motana, Healthcare Assistant, Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Trust, Swahili
* VIDEO - Temitope Akinfolarin, Administrator, East London NHS Foundation Trust, Yoruba
Covid explained in your language
The Covid-19 vaccination programme is now underway across north east London. Here you can find information in a variety of languages to explain the coronavirus vaccine and the importance of having the vaccine to protect yourself and reduce the potential of spreading the virus in your community. Please do share these resources widely and speak to your GP if you have any concerns about having the vaccine.
A leaflet with information about the vaccines and what to expect after having the vaccine is available to download in a variety of community languages here.
Doctors of the World, in partnership with the British Red Cross, has produced translated coronavirus vaccine guidance in over 30 languages which you can download here - - NEW (13/05/21)
FAQs - Doctors of The World - Corona Virus Advice translated into 60 different languages - NEW (13/05/21)
FAQs - Ordering free home testing kits - NEW (13/05/21)
FAQs - DR Sandra Husbands - (23/04/21)
FAQs - NHS CITY AND HACKNEY - (22/04/21)
FAQs - NORTH EAST LONDON HEALTH CARE PARTNERSHIP - (07/05/21)
FAQs - Hackney Faith Leaders message - (30/04/21)
FAQs - Blood clotting information leaflet - (07/05/21)
FAQs - How does the risk from AstraZeneca compare to other risks? - (23/04/21)
FAQs - Hackney information booklet - (23/04/21)
FAQs - Guidance for organisations and local businesses - (07/05/21)
FAQs - The Swiss Cheese Respiratory Virus Pandemic Defence strategy - (07/05/21)
FAQs - City and Hackney vaccination data - (07/05/21)
FAQs - Bart Health Hospitals Covid-19 data - (07/05/21)
Counselling (self refer) - Telephone: 020 7683 4278 or click here
Crisis line - new Freephone number: 0800 073 0006 - Link
Turkish, Kurdish - Derman Services: Telephone: 07956 495427 (Mon-Fri 9.00 – 13.00) - Link
Haredi, Orthodox Jewish - Bikur Cholim: Telephone: 020 8800 7575 / Email: email@example.com
African, Caribbean Heritage - Mind
Chinese Community Health and Wellbeing Services - Telephone: 07464890902 - Link
FINANCIAL ADVICE AND SUPPORT
Financial support and advice - Hackney Council offer a guide to debt, work worries and benefit entitlements. Employed or self-employed on a low income, and can’t work from home and self-isolating, you may be entitled to £500
Local organisation offering support - LIST
BRITISH ISLAMIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION - COVID-19 Vaccine Hub – Myths
- MYTH: GPs are making a lot of money from COVID vaccinations
- MYTH: COVID is no more dangerous than the flu
- MYTH: COVID vaccine causes irreversible side effects
- MYTH: COVID is caused by the 5G network
- MYTH: COVID deaths are being exaggerated
- MYTH: Doctors want to force people to be vaccinated
- MYTH: The COVID vaccine ingredients are Haram
- MYTH: Vaccines contain aborted foetal cells
- MYTH: Vaccines are being used to chip and track the population
- MYTH: Vaccines are unsafe – that is why no pregnant women were in trials
- MYTH: Pharmaceutical companies are all evil so we can’t trust them
- MYTH: The vaccine was approved too quickly to be safe
- MYTH: The vaccine may modify your DNA
- MYTH: The inventor of the PCR test said it was not made to detect diseases such as COVID
- MYTH: PCR is inaccurate and overestimating COVID infections
- MYTH: 99.97% recover from COVID, but 3% get major side effects from vaccine
- MYTH: Wearing a mask is bad for your health
- MYTH: We should just wait for herd immunity
- MYTH: If hospitals are so busy why are Nightingale hospitals empty?
- MYTH: A nurse took the COVID vaccine & died on camera
- MYTH: There’s no point getting vaccinated due to new COVID strains
- MYTH: Vaccines contain alcohol & therefore are impermissible
- MYTH: The COVID Vaccine contains Genetically Modified Organisms which are harmful to humans
- MYTH: Vaccines contain pork or other animal derivatives
- MYTH: The COVID vaccines can give you COVID
- MYTH: COVID vaccines can make you infertile (unable to have children)
- MYTH: Catching COVID after having the vaccine is proof they don’t work
- MYTH: You don’t need vaccination if you already had COVID
- MYTH: You can choose which COVID vaccine you get
- MYTH: If I decide not to take the vaccine, it does not affect others
- MYTH: I’m young & low risk so the COVID vaccine isn’t for me
- MYTH: Only the really sick & elderly are dying from COVID
- MYTH: There is no liability for anyone if the vaccines have problems
- MYTH: There are health professionals who object to the COVID vaccine
- MYTH: Vaccines should be 100% safe before being released to the public
- MYTH: People are dying from the COVID-19 vaccines