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Ordering your prescription only medicines

Please do not ask for additional supplies of your regular prescription-only medicines from the GP. DHSC Policy is NOT to allow this.

The GPs have been instructed NOT to supply additional volumes of medicines and NOT to supply medicines earlier than they are due to be ordered.

This is in keeping with advice in the UK and to protect all the members of the community and make sure we have enough stock of medicines on island for everyone.

Analgesics and self-care items for potential Covid-19 infections.

We always advise that each home has a small supply of medicines kept in a secure place for the treatment of minor illness.

It is understandable that families wish to keep a stock of medicines should they become ill or need to self-isolate.

The current advice is to use Paracetamol for the headaches and fever associated with Covid-19 infections, but you may wish to purchase other items in  case you need them.

Your pharmacist will be able to advise you on some practical items you can keep in.

Please be mindful of the shortage of ‘over-the-counter’ medicines and please do not stockpile.

Many pharmacies are restricting the amounts that can be purchased to one pack per patient of Paracetamol (tablets and liquid). Please respect this to protect our community.

CoronaVirus Information

What to do if you have symptoms – from Public Health

Stay at home for 14 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature - fever more than 37.8
  • a NEW continuous cough

This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

Medication – prescriptions will be sent to your chosen chemist do not collect from surgery , we are trying to reduce the footfall in the Practice

You DO NOT NEED to contact your GP or MEDs to tell them you’re staying at home.

Emergency Warning signs

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately.

Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your GP or MEDS Out of Hours service for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning. Please contact by telephone.

Stay at Home Guidelines - self isolation

This advice is intended for people with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), WHO MUST remain at home until they are well.

The main messages are:

  • By staying at home this action will help protect others in your community while you are infectious
  • plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure you can successfully stay at home
  • ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home
  • stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home whenever possible
  • sleep alone, if possible
  • wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water
  • stay away from vulnerable individuals, such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, as much as possible
  • you do not need to call your GP/MEDS to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 14 days, contact your GP/MEDS. For a medical emergency dial 999.

Stay at home: guidance for people with confirmed or possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

UK NHS Stay at home advice

Ending self-isolation

  • You should remain at home until 14 days after the onset of your symptoms.
  • After 14 days, if you feel better and no longer have a high temperature, you can return to your normal routine.
  • If you have not had any signs of improvement and have not already sought medical advice, you should contact your GP or MEDS.
  • A Cough may persist for several weeks in some people, despite the coronavirus infection having cleared. A persistent cough alone does not mean you must continue to self-isolate for more than 14 days.

For up to date information

Flu vaccination is available, please book an appointment at the surgery

Bridge the Gap

The BtG POD is a haven for young adult patients to relax, spend time with family or friends, away from the wards or to meet with a Youth Worker when at Nobles Hospital for outpatient appointments.

For young adults 16-24 who go in to Nobles hospital who are undergoing extended or repeated hospital admissions or regular outpatient appointments.

Further details can be found:  www.btg.im

Email: pod@btg.im

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