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Coronavirus

We are telephone triaging every request for appointments at the present time. We are not offering routine reviews but will offer emergency advice and care to anyone needing it.

PLEASE PHONE UP DON'T TURN UP

Our Reception staff can advise you or a Doctor will call you back.

During this time you can order your prescription by phone on 01254 617570.  Your prescription will be sent to your nominated pharmacy and we can deal with most of your queries over the phone.  We will not be providing more than your usual amounts of medication to ensure continued supply.

We strongly advise you to perform social distancing and look after yourself and your family by washing your hands resularly.

Please look on https://www.nhs.uk/ and

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest NHS and Government advice.

 

ASTHMA/COPD

We have been made aware of some inaccurate information circulating (especially on social media) regarding special ‘rescue packs’ of antibiotics and oral steroids for patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (or even for those who don’t have these conditions).
 
We would like to reassure you that patients who suffer with severe respiratory conditions already have these in place (along with the instructions how to use them). Oral steroids are powerful medicines and any decision to use them would need careful evaluation by a prescriber, usually a doctor or respiratory specialist nurse.
 
The current advice is please do not contact your GP practice for a rescue pack unless this is something that has been previously agreed and prescribed by your medical team. 
 
We are aware of increasing requests for inhalers from patients who haven’t had them for a significant period of time. There is a risk of supply problems if inhalers are issued to people who don’t currently need them. GP practices will need to review requests on an individual basis and will only prescribe where there is current clinical need for an inhaler. If your condition changes in future and your GP thinks you need an inhaler it will be prescribed for you at that point.
 
At the moment, inhaler prescriptions are also being limited to one of each type of inhaler in order to make sure that all patients who need one can get one.
 
You should continue to manage your conditions in the usual way and if you feel you have symptoms of COVID-19, go to https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or call 111 (online services should be used as a first choice) before doing anything else.

You can also get advice from https://www.asthma.org.uk/coronavirus