Swine Flu Update
Now three antiviral collection points in Shepherd's Bush
Two more local chemists have been added to the list of antiviral collection points in Shepherd's Bush.
As well as the Boots in the West 12 Centre, prescribed antiviral medication can now be collected from the Windwood Chemist in Askew Road and the Greenlight Pharmacy in Uxbridge Road.
The new National Pandemic Flu Service which was launched today (July 23) will assess patients for swine flu and, if required, provide an authorisation number that can be used to collect the medicine.
The system, which can also be accessed by telephone, is designed to take the strain off GPs as swine flu spreads.
“The National Pandemic Flu Service is a new self-care service which will give people with pandemic swine flu symptoms fast access to information and antivirals”, said a department of health spokesman.
“This new service will free up GPs, enabling them to deal with other illnesses that need their urgent attention”.
NHS Hammersmith and Fulham say that if you are registered with a local GP and have been prescribed antiviral medicine you will need to arrange for someone who does not have flu to collect it.
Latest swine flu advice:
You should call your GP directly if:
The National Pandemic Flu Service can be accessed online or by phoning 0800 1 513 100.
July 23, 2009