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 To help prevent the spread of Covid19 we are asking everyone attending to wear a face covering that covers both your mouth and nose. Please ensure that this is in place before entering the premises and remains in place until leaving the premises. Thank you for your support during our continued restrictions.

Whilst we are currently working in different ways, please remember that we are still here.  All requests for GP appointments will now be triaged by your doctor to assess the need to be seen.

 

COVID19 is unlikely to cause a serious illness in children, but please remember children can still become seriously unwell from other causes that are always around. Please do not let concerns over COVID19 stop you from contacting medical services. If you are not sure if your child needs to be seen please go to https://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/national for advice or contact 111 or your GP. For information about crying babies go to https://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/national If your child is severely unwell call 999 or go to ED.

Message from Martonside Medical Centre: Please note our surgery has restricted access, all contact must be by telephone in the first instance. Please DO NOT just turn up. This is to ensure the safety and protection of everyone. Thank you.

If you live in the Middlesbrough area and you are self isolating and need help with social issues, such as shopping and making meals etc. please visit:

 https://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/community-support-and-safety/coronavirus-covid-19/help-boro

 The local helpline is 01642 729777 or you can visit: www.gov.uk/Coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

 Stay home. Stay safe.

 

 

 

 If the surgery is closed and you require urgent medical assistance which cannot wait until the surgery re-opens, please ring 111.

 

Calls to NHS 111 are free from both landlines and mobiles.

 

If you have a life threatening medical emergency, please dial 999

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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