“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.
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. You should continue to manage your condition 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.”
Please note that this is current advice (as of 23rd March) and guidance around use of rescue packs may change as things progress.
Caring for someone with Dementia
We know this is a worrying time for families looking after someone with Dementia. Dementia UK have created a hub on their website with a range of advice about COVID-19 and how to look after someone with dementia during this time.
Feeling stressed, anxious or low?
You can still self-refer to Trent PTS
They are offering telephone therapy, online support and internet guided help, all of these are effective methods of support. For the foreseeable future, all new assessment will be by telephone or webcam systems.
Nottinghamshire Head Office
Phone: 0115 896 3160
Post: Anderson House, Clinton Avenue, Nottingham, NG5 1AW
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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