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Coronavirus FAQ

1.    Can GPs do letters for patients that have had to cancel holidays, tickets etc. in view of their underlying health conditions?

We are unable to provide these types of letters due to the current extreme pressure the NHS is under the practice will not be able to provide such letters.

2.    If I need to self-isolate more than 7 days, will my GP do a follow on sick note after my self-certification

Please refer to the NHS 111 online who will provide guidance for employers https://111.nhs.uk/

3.    Should I be working from home as I have pre-existing conditions

Please refer to the NHS 111 online who will provide guidance for you and your employer https://111.nhs.uk/

4.    Can I still take ibuprofen

There has been concern about the use of NSAIDs (namely Ibuprofen, Voltarol, Naproxen etc) in relation to Covid-19. Little information is available at present but there may be some increased risk of complications. The suggestion from the NHS medical director is that in view of lack of clarity patients who have confirmed of suspected Covid- 19 infections use paracetamol in preference to NSAIDs. This is not to say those on NSAIDs for other reasons should stop e.g. on for arthritis- should not stop.

5.    Please can I order an inhaler just in case?

Due to a high demand in requests for Inhalers we will be issuing inhalers to those with relevant diagnosis. (Please do not stockpile)

6.    Please can I have a letter for my employer to confirm I am self-isolating?

Please refer to the NHS 111 online who will provide guidance for you and your employer https://111.nhs.uk/

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