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Has everyone in a vulnerable group had a text yet?

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Howmanysleepsnow Thu 26-Mar-20 21:08:12

DH should be, due to immunosuppressant medication, but we haven’t heard anything. He isn’t taking it for one of the more commonly prescribed reasons and I’m not sure if this is why we haven’t heard. Has anyone else not been contacted that was expecting to be?

Orangeblossom78 Thu 26-Mar-20 21:11:35

My DH is same, on methotrexate and humira, heard nothing. I checked online and it said 'moderate' so maybe not on it, not sure.

Howmanysleepsnow Thu 26-Mar-20 21:18:42

That sounds very familiar. Does he have psoriasis?

40somethingJBJ Thu 26-Mar-20 21:32:25

My dad hasn’t yet - he 72 with severe copd and on a cpap machine at night, so I expected him to get a letter.

NewCatMummy Thu 26-Mar-20 21:33:56

Nope. Mycophenolate and prednisolone so in the shielding group apparently.

Orangesox Thu 26-Mar-20 21:49:45

There are multiple different ways to be identified though, that’s why they’ve quoted a 2 week period to expect to get the letters. Some drugs will automatically flag that you need to be shielded and you’ll get a batch printed letter, for others it goes on other clinical indicators that requires a clinician to physically identify that you need to be shielded. Hence the advice that if you’ve not been contacted in the two week window, to then speak with your hospital specialist or GP.

There’s some really good screening tools out in the public domain that are to be used to determine shielding criteria which can be helpful too.

BamboozledandBefuddled Thu 26-Mar-20 21:54:23

DH has COPD and hasn't heard anything yet. He's using up the last of his annual leave this week and I've said he isn't going back to work until he's checked with his GP.

icedancerlenny Thu 26-Mar-20 21:55:26

I had a text today.

LittleLittleLittle Thu 26-Mar-20 21:57:29

Had text on Monday afternoon. Letter on Tuesday.

Howmanysleepsnow Thu 26-Mar-20 21:59:01

Ok, so they’re still coming. I’d read everyone would be notified by Monday 23rd

Wingedharpy Thu 26-Mar-20 23:18:11

Not 23rd @Howmanysleepsnow.
Guidance says if you haven't been contacted by the 29th, and think you belong in the extremely vulnerable group, contact your GP.

Madhairday Thu 26-Mar-20 23:24:50

Had my text on Monday, letter today (lung disease).

DD hasn't had either, she's on Humira for psoriasis so think that was on the borderline, some biologics seemed to be higher risk?

WinstonWolf Thu 26-Mar-20 23:28:14

Not yet for dd (severe asthma).

GP couldn't confirm why this was when we had a telephone appt, but is hopefully chasing up.

EsteeLouder Thu 26-Mar-20 23:32:42

What text is this please?

StinkyWizzleteets Thu 26-Mar-20 23:34:48

My GP didn’t even know I was on immunosuppressants so I doubt I’ll be getting a letter 😂

TooMuchBloodyChoice Thu 26-Mar-20 23:42:17

We’ve got two in the high risk group. We had our multiple texts last week and two letters today.

They’ve appeared to narrow the high risk shielded group quite a bit since their original announcement but if you think you should be eligible for shielding then please do it.

My DH can’t get his meds ordered despite being registered as vulnerable and calling repeatedly. So I’m not sure what the bloody point is to be honest

TooMuchBloodyChoice Thu 26-Mar-20 23:44:29

Just realised I’ve lost track of days. We had our first two texts on Monday (followed by a lot of other advice texts) and two formal letters today.

We’ve also registered the two shielded members with gov.uk but so far have heard nothing from it regarding meds or supportive shopping etc

Orangeblossom78 Fri 27-Mar-20 07:25:18

You can register yourself online.https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

Orangeblossom78 Fri 27-Mar-20 07:26:46

Too much you could register with the GP for online access, we do this already it goes straight to pharmacy for collection

Amboseli Fri 27-Mar-20 07:30:39

We haven't had anything. DH is on prednisolone and mycophenolate.

He was seeing a private consultant although GP was kept informed throughout and he has an appointment with the consultant through the NHS in a couple of months.

I've been treating him as high risk regardless but if it means we can get an online delivery slot so I don't have to go to the supermarket I would like to have the letter.

Oblomov20 Fri 27-Mar-20 07:37:52

That is the vulnerable list? I'm not. I think my diabetes make me high risk. But not vulnerable. That is right, isn't it?

Orangeblossom78 Fri 27-Mar-20 09:15:33

You can tick the online part which says you are on the list e.g. on immunosuppresants, maybe that will help with deliveries etc

You just need details like your NHS number (on letters and online GP access site) and date of birth...

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