We’ve been made aware of some posts on social media saying that if you have a lung condition, your GP will issue a rescue pack of steroids and antibiotics.
If you’re normally advised to have a rescue pack available to treat your lung condition then it’s a good idea to check you have one. This is recommended for some with COPD to be used as part of a personalised plan. For people with asthma, we do not recommend these as standard.
If someone’s asthma is bad enough to consider steroids it is essential they are assessed by a health care professional. Even at this busy time for the NHS, getting early support for any problems with your lungs is critical to keep you well and out of hospital.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY WITHOUT PRIOR ARRANGEMENT!
From 16/03/20 Pathfields Medical Group under the guidance of Department Of Health have made the decision to triage all patients before entry to the surgery. This temporary step is to protect both vulnerable individuals and the wider community from the risk of Covid-19. We have capacity to be able to help patients via: online consultations at www.pathfields.co.uk or telephone triage via for Pathfields Video consultations-where appropriate.
Urgent problems needing an examination will be booked by a GP. All sick notes, urgent forms and letters can be arranged via eConsult . Prescription can be ordered by ringing 01752 398533 Prescription Ordering Direct (POD), online or via your usual Pharmacy.
We hope to be back to normal as soon as possible, in the meantime hoping these measures will reduce the risks to yourselves, family & friends without compromising your healthcare.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY WITHOUT PRIOR ARRANGEMENT
We are currently experiencing telephone problems at all sites. Please bear with us while our engineer’s work on these issues. For routine query’s please remember to use our Econsult section of our website. Many thanks