Type 2 Diabetics (on SGLT2s)

Information for patients who have Diabetes during this time of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

In line with Government advice, The Castle Medical Group and all GP practices in Clitheroe, Slaidburn, Sabden and Whalley have reduced face to face contact with patients to reduce the risk of spreading the viral illness COVID 19 (Coronavirus). For this reason, we have not been arranging face to face reviews with our patients. However, we very much want to support you over this difficult period, and our doctors and nurses are available for advice over the telephone and we can also arrange video consultations. If, following assessment, we feel our patients need a face to face assessment then we can arrange this. We are currently conducting face to face appointments at Clitheroe Community Hospital.

You will have read information that certain groups of patients are at increased risk from Covid-19 and this includes patients with diabetes. The best ways to look after yourself are to:

• Maintain social distancing or shielding as appropriate and follow the guidelines re handwashing and reducing the risk of infection in general.

• Try to keep blood sugars stable by reducing stress, eating well and regularly and sleeping well.

• If you test blood sugars, do this regularly.

• If you have any concerns about your diabetes, please contact the practice.

• If you develop a fever, shortness of breath or dry cough and you are concerned about these symptoms, please contact the Covid-19 Service via 111.

Please select the links below which provide information which gives further guidance on what to do if you become unwell, and you have Diabetes.

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Updates

Click the links below for useful information


We are aware of letters being sent out by NHS England with an invite to have your COVID vaccination at Blackburn Cathedral.
If you do not wish to take up this offer for any reason, please wait for our phone call to invite you to book an appointment here at the health centre.
At the moment we have no timescale, but please be aware we will contact you with an appointment as soon as we possibly can.
***IMPORTANT INFORMATION***
Please could we remind all patients not to contact the surgery regarding the COVID vaccination.
We are in the process of contacting patients in the following order of group priority:
  • all those 80 years of age and over
  • all those 75 years of age and over
  • all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  • all those 65 years of age and over
  • all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
  • all those 60 years of age and over
  • all those 55 years of age and over
  • all those 50 years of age and over
This is a staggered process, so please can we ask again that you wait to be contacted.
Thank you for your co-operation.