Metro: GPs & Medication During Self-Isolation

23 Mar 2020 | Category: Medical

As Britain contemplates a potential lockdown, The Metro sought expert advice from Dr Ross Perry on how to carry on with regular medication.

This article was published 20th March.

GP and founder of Cosmedics Skin Clinics, Dr Ross Perry, told The Metro:

“If you feel unwell and not showing symptoms of corona, then GP appointments are still available but it’s best to call first and find out their protocol as many are trying to avoid the numbers of face-to-face patient consultations and therefore a telephone appointment or online conversation might be best for you.”

Regarding purchasing medication in your local pharmacy, Dr Perry explained:

“…although there’s a huge surge in demand for medication in pharmacies right now and they are all doing an incredible job in meeting the demands, however certain products are in short supply such as Calpol, paracetamol, thermometers and hand sanitisers.

“Like the supermarkets, I advise to only buy what you and your family actually need without self-hoarding, allowing others to get what they really need throughout this difficult time.”

There are many conditions that people can suffer from that are not coronavirus and the anxiety and stress of the virus are an issue for many which can cause associated issues.

Dr Ross Perry told The Metro that patients can still approach the GP, although this may involve an online or telephone consultation instead of face to face. Dr Perry says:

“Additional checks are currently being made prior to a face-to-face appointment but they are still available and life must go on.”

Another question was whether you can get someone else to collect your medication on your behalf. Ross said:

“Again, if you’re feeling unwell, then do not visit the pharmacy.

“When necessary a repeat prescription can be delivered but if a family member, carer, or neighbour/friend can collect the medication in the first instance that’s advisable.

“Repeat prescriptions are still available, but it’s best to order ahead if you’re running low.”

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Dr Ross Perry

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Dr Ross Perry is Founder and Medical Director of Cosmedics Skin Clinics.

He qualified at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in 1994. His career includes NHS skin cancer reconstruction, work as a GP, as well as private cosmetic skin treatments.

He established Cosmedics Skin Clinics in 2003 and remains in charge as Medical Director. He is best known for dealing with unwanted skin lesions and blemishes (e.g. moles, cysts, warts skin tags) and natural-looking use of non-surgical cosmetic injections (BOTOX® Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Facial Fillers).


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Cosmedics Skin Clinics

Cosmedics Skin Clinics was established in 2003 and has built up an excellent reputation for cosmetic and medical skin treatments, carried out by GMC Registered Doctors.  The company offer a full range of cosmetic treatments, including popular lip enhancement and wrinkle relaxing injections, dermal fillers; plus medical treatments including mole removal, thread vein treatment and excessive sweating injections.

Cosmedics Skin Clinics has a team of skin treatment doctors and surgeons in their 5 skin clinics across London and Bristol led by Dr Ross Perry.

Call 020 7386 0464 or email to book an appointment.


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