Important information about new treatments for COVID – for CEV patients (Renal patients: On dialysis; transplant; Stage 4 and 5 CKD; Recent Immunosuppression e.g. Rituximab, cyclophosphamide, mycophenolate, azathioprine, tacrolimus & ciclosporin)
The NHS is using new treatments for coronavirus. You might be suitable for these treatments if a PCR test confirms that you have coronavirus.
These treatments need to be given quickly after you start to feel unwell. They can help to stop you from getting seriously ill from coronavirus.
1. Have a PCR test kit ready at home
2. Take a PCR test if you get coronavirus symptoms
3. If the PCR test confirms that you have coronavirus: call your GP practice or 111 so they can refer you for potential treatment.
If you belong to one of the above group of patients, it is very likely that you will be contacted by NHS England and / or your nephrologists – however, in view of likely admin and postal delays due to holidays, it is important that you get further information from www.nhs.uk/CoronavirusTreatments
Please remember, Coronavirus treatments can help you if you are ill but vaccination is still the best protection for you and your loved ones. You can find more information at www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine.