New treatments are now available for people who are at higher risk of becoming seriously unwell if they contract COVID-19.
The treatments need to be given to patients soon after they have a positive PCR test confirming that they have COVID-19 – before they require admission to hospital.
Patients eligible for the treatment include:
• people with chronic kidney disease stage 4 and 5
• people on haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
• those who have had a kidney transplant
• those who are taking medications to suppress the immune system.
If this includes you, and you have a positive PCR test, you can contact your GP or call 111 to be referred for treatment.
To find the full details of the new treatments available and what to do if you are eligible click on the link below:
Those eligible for the treatments are being contacted by NHS England and the clinical teams at the Royal Free London will also be writing to some patients.