We are now offering Skype consultations to patients with suspected Covid-19 infection with the aim of prescribing treatment as and where appropriate.
We are currently prescribing a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin as per the attached information sheet, but as is always the case only where the benefits of treatment outweigh the disadvantages.
The recommended process is that you provide us the address and fax number of the pharmacy and we will fax a copy of the prescription to the pharmacy after the consultation with the original following in the post, to enable you to collect it without delay.
Alternatively if you prefer we can post the prescription directly to you by first class post, bearing in mind that you will not receive it until one or two working days later. Please note that if you provide us the fax number and address of the pharmacy, that is where it will be sent and we will not be able to issue you with a copy prescription.
The cost of a Covid-19 coronavirus treatment consultation which includes a faxed or a posted prescription, if appropriate, is £140.
We would like to warn patients that there may be difficulty obtaining supplies, so you would be wise to check you can find a pharmacy who has supplies so that you don’t waste the cost of the consultation.
If you are symptomatic or self-isolating, you must get someone else to collect your pharmacy supplies from the pharmacy on your behalf.