In essence anyone with suspected Covid19 symptoms will be seen by suitably protected staff member at this Blaydon site.
On the rare occasion when medication is required, a Rx token will be printed in a separate protected room and emailed to the Gateshead pharmacy of choice using NHS mail.
The actual Rx token will be then posted out to the pharmacy.
The request from the Blaydon hot-site prescribers is that pharmacies look at their pharmacy NHS mail regularly - and dispense from this where possible, recognising that the actual prescription will be in the post.
Note:- No CDs will be sent in this way, it will only be some salbutamol inhalers or antibiotics etc.
These are difficult times and pragmatic decisions need to be taken.