Pharmacies are working hard to ensure there are sufficient stocks of salbutamol for those patients that need them for asthma right now.  If you have not previously had a diagnosis of asthma, or have not needed a reliever inhaler for several years then there is no reason, including the potential corona virus infection, to request one now.

For our patients with a current diagnosis of asthma, carrying your reliever inhaler (usually blue, often salbutamol) with you is important if you think your asthma symptoms are flaring up (see https://www.asthma.org.uk/coronavirus#Advice). 

All staff responsible for issuing prescriptions have been given this advice.

Please do not contact the surgery for medication that is not currently necessary in order to ensure supplies are reserved for those that do need them.

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