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The local NHS have arranged for all staff

to attend training on :-

Thursday 14th February 2019

 

 

Patients who require medical advice after this time

should telephone 111 or if the problem is life threatening telephone 999

 

 

PRESCRIPTIONS DUE FOR COLLECTION ON 14 February WILL NEED TO BE COLLECTED BEFORE 12.00 NOON

 

 

The surgery will re-open at 08.00 on Friday 15th February 2019

 

        We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

 

 

Telephone Prescription Requests

No Longer Accepted

 

In the interests of patient safety and better telephone access to the surgery for appointments, from 1 May 2018, the Practice can no longer accept prescription requests by phone. The partners have decided the risk of errors are too great and the time often taken to deal with these requests causes too long a delay for patients trying to book an appointment.

 

Alternative methods to request repeat prescriptions are:-

 

  • Request repeat prescriptions online, via the Practice website – please register for online access via Reception.
  • Request repeat prescriptions by post / in person – use the right-hand side of your printed prescription, ticking the medication you require. Post it to the practice or drop it in at reception (include a stamped addressed envelope and we’ll post it out to you).
  • Get your nominated Pharmacy to request and collect your prescription for you – speak to your preferred pharmacist for information on the scheme.

 

 

Please note: Prescriptions are ready for collection from the surgery in 72 hours (3 working days).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Patient Information

 

Medication Supply and Medication Shortages

 

Patients are requested to

  • Only order the medicines that they need, and not to request prescribers to increase quantities of medication prescribed in order to stockpile medications.
  • Check the expiry date of any unused medication at home, and if in date use these medications first.

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Please do not order extra medication.

 

Medication Shortages

There are a number of reasons why community pharmacies may not always be able to get medication that is prescribed on patient’s prescriptions.

These include:

  • Manufacturers having problems with manufacturing unit and medication therefore not meeting quality standards for use
  • Manufacturers having difficulty in obtaining ‘raw’ ingredients
  • More patients being prescribed a particular medication

 

Medication Supply – Brexit

The Government has asked patients not to order extra medicines in the run up to Brexit. They have also asked suppliers and pharmacists not to stockpile medicines and GPs not to prescribe more medicines than they usually would. This is because overprescribing, and stockpiling of medicines can contribute to the shortage problems and create medicine shortages for others. Patients should be assured that the Government has contingency plans with regard to medication supplies, including centrally holding additional supplies.

 

 
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