Access to COVID treatments – from Monday 14 August

15th August 2023

The NHS offers treatment to people with COVID-19 who are at the highest risk of becoming seriously ill.

Health experts have looked at the health conditions which put people at the highest risk from coronavirus.

Some patients in this highest risk group were informed by a letter or email that they may be eligible to receive these treatments, should they test positive for COVID.

If you have received a letter from NHS England about COVID treatments, it means your medical records show that you have, or previously had, one or more of those health conditions, which means that these new treatments might be suitable for you if a test confirms you have COVID. The letter was issued to patients in June 2023 outlined some changes to the way people will access COVID treatments from June onwards

What to do if you now get Covid:

•  You will no longer be automatically contacted by the NHS about treatments after a positive Covid test result.

•  You should contact NHS 111, (not your GP or hospital specialist)

•  Contact NHS 111 as soon as possible after you test positive so that they can consider referring you for an assessment for treatment.

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