Published on: 29 April 2020

Four in ten people are too concerned about being a burden on the NHS to seek help from their GP.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, it is vital that you continue to use our services if you have concerns about your health. 

While some consultations may now be completed in a different manner, it is imperative that you continue to get the healthcare you deserve. So please, help us help you, by continuing to follow the national guidance and to contact your GP or medical team if:

  • You are a cancer patient who is worried about a developing problem
  • You are someone who is concerned they have the signs and symptoms of cancer. These include: Bleeding (that doesn't come from an obvious injury), lumps, weightloss, any continued or prolonged pain.
  • You have any other serious concerns about your health

Please watch the video below featuring Dr. Patricia (Trish) Fisher, our Clinical Director and Professor Des Breen, our Co-Chair, for more information. More information on the signs and symptoms of cancer and about living with cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found on the NHS Website.

Seeking medical help is one of the four reasons you can safely leave home, in line with government guidance, so please do so if you are concerned. 

If you need urgent medical help call 111, or 999 for emergencies.