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Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
How GP practices in Wakefield will be working to tackle coronavirus
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has put an increased demand on primary care services in Wakefield.
As a result of this, and in line with NHSE and Government guidance, patients should not attend their GP surgery without an appointment and should make contact by telephone. Alternatively patients can make contact with the surgery using online services or the NHS App.
We have taken steps to ensure we can continue to offer medical services to our patients by finding new ways of working. We are carrying out telephone, video and online consultations and can reassure patients that if it is deemed clinically necessary following a remote consultation, you will be offered a face to face assessment.
Please see our appointment section or online services section for more information about other ways you can continue to access our services.
We have implemented measures within practice in line with guidance to try and protect patients and staff. This includes social distancing measures and we request patients adhere to these where possible if you are invited down to the surgery.
As you will be able to appreciate, this is an unprecedented time so your cooperation, understanding and patience are greatly appreciated. Please continue to keep up to date with the latest advice around coronavirus on the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Rescue pack requests - Covid-19
We have been made aware of some inaccurate information circulating regarding special ‘rescue packs’ for patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We are not currently changing our usual advice about emergency supplies of antibiotics and steroids. The main reason for this is that we understand neither would help in the early stages of a COVID-19 (coronavirus) infection and people might delay seeking advice if they became increasingly short of breath.
Please do not contact your GP practice for a rescue pack. You should continue to manage your condition in the usual way and if you feel you have symptoms of COVID-19, go to https://www.111.nhs.uk/covid-19 before doing anything else.
We are getting increased demand for inhalers from people who have not had inhalers for several years. This is not recommended and inhalers should only be restarted if your symptoms have returned. Please only request inhalers if you are currently using them and please visit Asthma UK www.asthma.org.uk or British Lung Foundation www.blf.org.uk for further information.
We would also like to reassure you that the large majority of people, even with underlying risk factors, will have a mild to moderate illness and recover well. Further information and advice can be found at the following link: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
The PRINCIPLE Trial
Evaluating potential treatments for COVID-19 in older people
The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments for COVID-19 for older people. We want to find medicines that can help people with COVID-19 symptoms get better quickly and stop them needing to go to hospital. The trial is recruiting participants through this website and also through GP practices across the UK.
(Site updated 24/06/2020)