IMPORTANT – Coronavirus and medication

There have been some reports that people taking certain types of medication for high blood pressure may be at higher risk if on drugs called ACE inhibitors or ARB drugs. The evidence now suggests that they may even be protective with coronavirus so please do not stop taking any medication unless advised to do so by your doctor.

Current guidance is that it is best to take paracetamol for any pain or unbearable fever and not ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory medication which may worsen coronavirus symptoms rather than help.

Please do not panic when ordering repeat prescriptions. In the same way we should think of others and not panic-buy food, there is plenty of supply but we need to use our medicines appropriately and not stockpile or over-order.

All prescriptions must now be requested via the Electronic Prescribing Service and will be sent to your designated pharmacy. Prescriptions are not to be collected at the surgery.

If you need help ordering your prescriptions electronically, please see your local pharmacist who will be happy to help