Some inaccurate information has been circulating in the public domain regarding special ‘rescue packs’ for patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or COPD.
Patients will already have a COPD/asthma rescue pack if they are in the cohort of patients that this is intended for. Patients are being advised to not contact their GP practice for a rescue pack if they have not had one before.
If you have COPD or Asthma and feel unwell you must still seek medical attention even if you do have a ‘rescue pack’ as the your GP will be able to advise you if you should use your rescue pack. Please seek medical advice first.