Please take care in this weekend's potential cold weather

Snow street

If you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or any chronic lung condition it is really important you are prepared for any extreme changes in weather.

The Met Office have issued a yellow warning for snow in the South East this weekend. Snow can pose lots of problems, so please ensure you are stocked up with any medications you need and a rescue pack of antibiotics and steroids if you have been prescribed them.
 
Your local pharmacist will be able to support you with getting repeat medication.
 
If you need any further advice about how to manage your condition, please speak with a health care professional who knows about your condition. The British Lung Foundation are also on the end of the phone and will be able to give you advice. Please call their helpline on 03000 030 555 or visit their website.

Published on 15th March 2018