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Closed for Training

We will be closed for staff training on Wednesday 21st November from 12noon, we will reopen at 8am Thursday 22nd November.  If you require urgent medical care whilst we are closed please contact 111 or in an emergency 999

Late Night Appointments

We are pleased to announce that we now have late night opening on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to 8pm for nurse and Healthcare Assistant appointments.  We hope this will prove beneficial to patients who struggle to make a day time nurse appointments.  You can see our Healthcare Assistants Evie, Danielle & Jessica for the following: BP's, Healthchecks, Dementia Screening, Vascular checks, Stroke/TIA checks, Hearing Tests, Mental Health Reviews, Dopplers, B12 injections, ECG's. 

Appointments

A small number of online appointments are available to book. This includes onlline booking for telephone appointments.

We continue to have a very high number of patients who fail to attend appointments they have made each day so please do remember to cancel so they can be offered to other patients who may really need them . You can cancel your appointments online. 

 

How You Can Reduce Medicines Waste

Sometimes patients receive medicines they don't actually use, or use only occassionally. This means that they can lose out on the intended health benefits of their prescription. That can be a major headache in more ways than one.

Not only does it mean that that their symptoms can get much worse if left untreated - the latest Department of Health report suggests this can cost the NHS many, many millions in avoidable extra treatment costs - it also means that these medicines cannot be used again and need to be incinerated.

There are a number of reasons patients do not take their medicines as prescribed including;

  • patients not believing the medicine is necessary;
  • possible side effects;
  • fitting taking or using medicines into daily routines;
  • choosing between medicines if patients’ feel they are taking too many, and;
  • cutting down or stopping medicines they have been taking for a long time.

 

Please only order the medication you need & avoid ordering early. If you have any queries over your medication please book an appointment with our practice pharmacist.



 
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