We are aware of social media posts regarding everyone getting rescue packs.

We are not issuing rescue packs to all asthmatic patients. Rescue packs are not for all patients with respiratory conditions.

Only certain patients qualify and they do not substitute getting medical advice.

There is significant danger in delaying treatment if someone becomes so unwell that they would need these medications but doesn’t contact the Doctor.

Eligible COPD patients have already been trained in the use of rescue packs.

Please continue to follow government advice regarding social distancing, washing hands and if unwell contact NHS 111 .