Medications and Brexit
As Brexit approaches, the Government is working closely with the NHS and suppliers to make sure medicines and medical products continue to be available in all scenarios. NHS England has published a Frequently asked questions document, answering queries about how medications will be affected by Brexit.
New Telephone System - 31st January 2019
The surgery's new telephone system commenced 31st January 2019. We are working hard to try and make this as seamless as possible, but please be aware there may be a few teething problems during the changeover period.
Micklefield Branch Refurbishment - January/February 2019
We are pleased to announce that we will be making substantial improvements to the Micklefield branch. This will give us improved and increased clinical space for use, in light of the housing developments likely to be built in the village.
The works will be done between 9th January and 8th February 2019, during this time we will only have one clinical room available. GP surgeries will continue as normal but we will have very limited nurse/HCA/blood appointments. Additional clinics will be on at South Milford and we ask if any patients who could get to South Milford go there, so that the few appointments can be used by those with mobility issues.
Many thanks for your understanding during this period.
Prescribing Over the Counter medication is changing
Did you know the NHS has been spending around £136 million a year on prescriptions for medicines that can be bought over the counter from pharmacies or supermarkets. After national consultation, NHS England have implemented national guidance and are asking GPs, nurses and pharmacists not to routinely prescribe medicines for a range of minor health concerns. For the majority of patients nothing will change and the GP decision will be on a case by case basis.
Please help the NHS use its resources sensibly. Rather than going to your GP, why not visit your pharmacy first, who can offer help and advice to manage minor health concerns.
Read the NHS leaflet for more information:- NHS Over the Counter leaflet
Spring/Summer 2018 PPG Newsletter
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