I am self-isolating – do I need a fit note?
You can self-certify for the first seven days. If you are self-isolating for 14 days it is up to your employer to decide what evidence they require, if any, this does not need to be a fit note issued by your GP. If a fit note is required please email your GP practice or complete an e-consult via your practice web-site.
What is best way to request a non-urgent appointment?
Go to your practice web-site and click on the e-consult button and complete the request form. You do not need logon details to use this service – you will receive a response within two days.
If I suspect I have Coronavirus can I take ibuprofen?
Guidance suggests that anyone who suspects they have Coronavirus should avoid using anti-inflammatory medication while they are unwell – this includes ibuprofen, naproxen and diclofenac.
How do I get my repeat medication?
Please use e-consult from your GP practice web-site or email your GP practice who will arrange to send your prescription to your usual pharmacy or if you do not have a regular pharmacy will post the prescription to your home address.
I am struggling to buy paracetamol can my GP issue me a prescription?
Unfortunately your GP can only prescribe paracetamol if it is a medication you receive on repeat basis.
If have been advise to follow social distancing – what does that mean?
- Group gatherings
- Vistis to bars / restaurants
- Sleep overs
- Visting the elderly with children
- Crowded retail stores
- Visitors to the home
- Non essential workers in the home
- Visits to supermarkets
- Visit to pharmacy
- Visit to GP
- Check on friends and family safety
- Public transport
SAFE TO DO
- Go for a walk
- Working in the home
- DIY in and around the home
- Going for a drive
- Video calls
- Phone calls
Just some of those who are vulnerable that these measures could help:
Patients who are elderly, history of lung illness, cancer patients, immune suppressed patients, immune compromised and those with varying underlying conditions.
Useful Patient Links
General NHS advice
Pituitary/ adrenal insufficiency (including steroid sick day rules)
Underlying lung disease (British Lung Foundation)
People with Asthma
People with Diabetes
Sick day rules T1 diabetes
Sick day rules T2 diabetes
People affected by Stroke
Children/young people T1 diabetes
People with Heart/circulatory disease
Young people with anxiety
Adults with anxiety
People with Rheumatoid Arthritis
People with cancer
People with inflammatory bowel disease
People with Parkinson’s disease
People with Multiple Sclerosis
People with liver disease and liver transplant
People with kidney disease including dialysis
People with epilepsy