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3 hours ago, Justin Smith said:

That sounds most unlikely. Most people might work 5 days a week and have a mid day meal there, using basic maths (and counting breakfast as a meal), that'd be 5 meals at work and 16 at home...….

 

2 hours ago, andyofborg said:

A lot of people, including me, have breakfast at work.  

And I've been known to eat all day at work  😁

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59 minutes ago, ptathion said:

Yes that's correct, the wording on the nhs site isn't actually 100% clear to me

 

People on immunosuppression therapies "sufficient" to significantly increase risk of infection.

 

so I still have to wait up to a week to find out if im sufficiently immune suppressed.

 

Mostly im just trying to not be a bother to others and sort out for myself whatever I can

This maybe helpful for anyone on immunosuppressants for rheumatoid therapies.

 

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/03/clinical-guide-rheumatology-patients-v1-19-march-2020.pdf

 

I'm on a Biological  treatment have been for 5 yrs, which according to the link means, I'm probably in the high to very high category, but it may not  be straightforward for everyone, as it might not be recorded by their primary care  (G.Ps) although for me it should be fine as about a month ago my  G.P did actually add the bio treatment to my prescription list, so  for me, I should be traceable through the G.P practice.

 

From the link

 

NB the following biologics may or may not be on a primary care record/database as they are prescribed in secondary care but can be searched for on HES if given in a day case unit, eg X92.1 includes rituximab, tocilizumab and infliximab. Subcut drugs, eg adalimumab and etanercept, are supplied by homecare companies.

The receipt of any biologic probably puts the patient in the high or very high category.

    
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16 minutes ago, steve68 said:

This maybe helpful for anyone immunosuppressants for rheumatoid therapies.

 

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/03/clinical-guide-rheumatology-patients-v1-19-march-2020.pdf

 

I'm on a Biological  treatment have been for 5 yrs, which according to the link means, I'm probably in the high to very high category, but it may not  be straightforward for everyone, as it might not be recorded by their primary care  (G.Ps) although for me it should be fine as about a month ago my  G.P did actually add the bio treatment to my prescription list, so  for me, I should be traceable through the G.P practice.

 

From the link

 

NB the following biologics may or may not be on a primary care record/database as they are prescribed in secondary care but can be searched for on HES if given in a day case unit, eg X92.1 includes rituximab, tocilizumab and infliximab. Subcut drugs, eg adalimumab and etanercept, are supplied by homecare companies.

The receipt of any biologic probably puts the patient in the high or very high category.

    

Thanks for the link, being on methotrexate and a diabetic looks to put me into the high or very high category. I have a feeling that I will get skipped over as my GP isn't allowed to prescribe me the methotrexate, I can only get that from the hospital consultant, anyway, time will tell.

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11 minutes ago, ptathion said:

Thanks for the link, being on methotrexate and a diabetic looks to put me into the high or very high category. I have a feeling that I will get skipped over as my GP isn't allowed to prescribe me the methotrexate, I can only get that from the hospital consultant, anyway, time will tell.

You should  maybe contact your G.P,  My G.P put all my Hospital home care drugs on my G.P prescription  list but can't be ordered via G.P they read  **********hospital only do not dispense********** 

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48 minutes ago, steve68 said:

You should  maybe contact your G.P,  My G.P put all my Hospital home care drugs on my G.P prescription  list but can't be ordered via G.P they read  **********hospital only do not dispense********** 

There are no records of my hospital treatments on my GP records, I just checked.

 

Looks like I will have to wait untill 29th of March before contacting my GP according to current guidelines.

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17 hours ago, fools said:

Why are the people who prepare for the inevitable being castigated?   "Greedy, selfish, idiots" etc. You are probably doing the same.

 

Every single visit to the supermarket increases your risk of being infected, or passing on the infection.  Any vaccine is at least a year away. The vulnerable are being advised to isolate for 12 weeks, and everyone is being told to avoid all unnecessary human contact.

 

If you are in a financial position to do so, you'd be stupid to not fill up your trolley in order to limit your risk of dying prematurely. Who are we to judge other peoples trolley contents, they could be buying for 10 people, or have IBS.

 

Any ire should be saved for the supply chain, and the retail outlets, empty shelves increases anxiety. We are told there is plenty of food, plenty of toilet roll, so why isn't it on the shelves.

 

Limiting opening times and rationing essentials to silly levels increases the risk to everyone. They should be expanding opening times if anything, to spread out the influx of customers.

 

£30 a day limit is a ridiculous idea, as is no trolleys -  family of 4, you are going to have to go shopping 200 times a year with such a limit.

 

 

 

Your trying to defend the indefensible, even if someone fills their trolley to the top they'll still have to return for perishables within in a few days, your post is nonsense.

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48 minutes ago, ptathion said:

There are no records of my hospital treatments on my GP records, I just checked.

 

Looks like I will have to wait untill 29th of March before contacting my GP according to current guidelines.

That seems very strange considering nearly all hospital referrals, treatment updates and certainly discharge notices are corresponded through the GP surgery.

 

That's normally how people get hospital referrals in the first place.  Hospitals will then usually correspond with GPs to advise of the outcome and next steps after treatment with the GP.

 

I find it hard to believe there is not something in your records.    I would have a discussion with either the treating physicians office or the surgery if its something you need to request. 

 

 

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19 minutes ago, ECCOnoob said:

 

I find it hard to believe there is not something in your records.    I would have a discussion with either the treating physicians office or the surgery if its something you need to request. 

 

 

I don't find it hard to believe at all, I have been with this GP for just 2 or 3 years yet my records only go back just over 1 year, the hospital consultant I have now been seeing for around 25 years.

 

Perhaps I just don't have access to all of my records or the communications between the hospital and my GP, although I do usually get copies of those letters.

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44 minutes ago, ECCOnoob said:

That seems very strange considering nearly all hospital referrals, treatment updates and certainly discharge notices are corresponded through the GP surgery.

 

That's normally how people get hospital referrals in the first place.  Hospitals will then usually correspond with GPs to advise of the outcome and next steps after treatment with the GP.

 

I find it hard to believe there is not something in your records.    I would have a discussion with either the treating physicians office or the surgery if its something you need to request. 

 

 

It does sound strange but I can confirm in my case,

 

I've always had to mention about the biological treatments if I'm  seeing new G.Ps or healthcare professionals.

 

I've been on these biological drugs since 2013 which the hospital dispenses via 2nd party healthcare providers.

 

it's only since last month 25th Feb 2020 that its been added to my G.Ps  records of prescription  drugs, it's now on record,. Obviously it's mentioned in hospital reports that are sent to the G.P surgery, but prior to  this year, it wasn't available on my Summary Patient Record  which list my allergies and prescription medications.

 

they will use the hospital database as well as GPs to find the most vulnerable that need the assistance.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Brooker11 said:

Your trying to defend the indefensible, even if someone fills their trolley to the top they'll still have to return for perishables within in a few days, your post is nonsense.

This isn't the 17th century, we've got freezers, tins, jars, dried food, all last ages. Adapt or die.

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22 minutes ago, fools said:

This isn't the 17th century, we've got freezers, tins, jars, dried food, all last ages. Adapt or die.

I'll keep this for later.

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I think there needs to be some considered thought here.

 

there have been instances of panic buying all over the world - but it isn’t happening in Lombardy - where hundreds of people are dying each day.

 

We are used to eating what we want - when we want. so we have a fridge full of food but fancy a curry so buy one on way home. 

How many of us have had stuff in freezer for so long we forgot when we bought it? Use it.

 

Just be sensible - the only chance of you not been able to get food is if demand outstrips supply - so if you’ve got stuff in - eat that. 
 

If you’re running short - go the shops.

 

The empty shelves are a stress for everyone. We don’t need to have them if we are sensible.

 

come on folks - we need to use our noodle.

 

 

 

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