PATIENTS CONTACTING US WITH COVID SYMPTOMS

We are regularly being contacted by patients with covid symptoms who have not had a PCR test. When advised to contact NHS 111 to arrange assessment and a PCR test, we are often met with resistance or abuse. These are the guidelines and the pathway as set down by Scottish Government. Telling us that you are ‘sure it is not covid’ without having a test is unacceptable. Covid is still very active in our communities and you should be tested if you have symptoms.