Update from the Practice in relation to requests for repeat medication, emergency packs and paracetamol

  • We cannot provide early or extra 'just in case' prescriptions, this will only cause shortages of medications and inhalers, and pharmacies will be like the supermarkets
  • We cannot give prescriptions for paracetamol if you do not normally receive it on prescription, even if you cannot find it in the shops, someone, somewhere will have some
  • We will not give out inhalers on a 'just in case' basis, especially if you have not had an inhaler for years. This,again, will lead to shortages for those who really need inhaled medication. If you feel you are symptomatic, please request a telephone consultation
  • If your appointment is postponed or moved to a telephone consultation, please do not abuse us.  These are national guidelines put in place to protect you and to protect us.  We are still triaging, talking to, assessing and seeing patients face to face if needed.  If you need us we will see you.  We are also wearing PPE, masks and aprons.  Please don't be alarmed, it is a precaution only
  • Please do not ask for a 'rescue pack' if you have asthma or COPD unless you already have this service.  There has been false and fake information about rescue packs circulating on social media.  These are not an entitlement for all, they are part of a very specific plan of care for patients who have unstable conditions.  If you are symptomatic, let us know
  • Please adhere to the Government COVID-19 guidelines which changes regularly - sometimes daily
  • Please do not ask us for occupational guidance, we can not make those decisions or give you advice.  This will be between you and your employer.  All you need to know is on the Government website, you have the same access to this website as we do
  • Please do not expect a pneumococcal vaccination unless you fit the recommended criteria to receive one.  Pneumococcal vaccination is in short supply, it is for certain groups of patients only who are classed as vulnerable, and it is not a protection for COVID-19

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