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Updated 4 January 2022

The NHS is now offering new antibody and antiviral treatments to people with coronavirus (COVID-19) who are at highest risk of becoming seriously ill.

These treatments can help some people manage their COVID-19 symptoms and reduce the risk of becoming seriously ill.

You can find out more about these treatments on the NHS website.

If you have had a positive COVID-19 result and you are eligible to be assessed for this treatment at Dorset County Hospital, we will call you to arrange an appointment for you with a member of our clinical team.

This initial appointment will be virtual via a video call or telephone so you do not need to attend the hospital.

Video call appointment

If you have access to a computer or smartphone with internet connectivity you can have a video call consultation through a system called Attend Anywhere.

Click here to visit our Attend Anywhere information page for details about how to access the system and troubleshooting tips.

Please check you can access the system before your appointment. You will need to click on the respiratory or paediatrics Attend Anywhere links.

Please be available in the virtual waiting area 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment and your clinician will be with you as soon as they can. Please be advised there may be a delay. If you are not in the waiting area at the time of your appointment your clinician will attempt to contact you by telephone instead.

Telephone appointment

If you don't have internet access we can contact you via the telephone so please let us know which is your preferred contact number when we call you.

Please have your telephone nearby ready to take our call. Please be advised the call may be made from a withheld number.

Sometimes delays can happen, but your clinician will be with you as quickly as they can.

Treatment

Following your virtual appointment, you may need to come to the hospital to have your treatment - this is likely to be on the same day or the following day.

Please feel free to discuss any questions or concerns you have with your clinician during your virtual appointment.