Rescheduling of Gabapentin and Pregabalin as Schedule 3 Controlled Drugs
From 1 April 2019, gabapentin and pregabalin will be reclassified as Schedule 3 controlled drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001, and Class C of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
As controlled drugs are not allowed to be sent to your pharmacy electronically anyone on these medications will now need to come to the reception desk and sign for collection of your prescription 48 hours after ordering.
Extended Access to Primary Medical Services
*** Evening and weekend appointments now available ***
From 1st October 2018 everyone in England will benefit from access to general practice appointments in the evenings and weekends at a time that is most convenient to them. This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients. Further information is available at https://www.england.nhs.uk/gp/gpfv/redesign/improving-access/.
Patients who are registered at this practice can now book an appointment to see a range of clinicians including GPs and nurses on weekday evenings (after 6.30pm) or at the weekend (on Saturday and Sunday). Appointments will take place at a range of NHS settings across North East Lincolnshire. Talk to the practice receptionist to discuss an appointment.
Seasonal Flu Vaccination (2018)
Our seasonal flu vaccinations have now arrived. We will be running Saturday drop-in clinics on:
- 22nd September 2018 from 08:30 - 13:00
- 20th October 2018 from 08:30 - 12:00
These clinics are for patients age 18 years and over only.
Patients at risk of flu are:
- All patients aged 65 or over on 31st March 2019
- Patients with Diabetes
- Patients with Heart Disease
- Chronic Liver Disease
- Suffered Stroke or TIA
- COPD or Severe Asthma
- Patients who live in residential or nursing homes
- Are a carer or work in a care home
- Children aged 2 - 3 years
If you are unsure if your are eligible for a flu vaccined please contact reception for details.
There are three different vaccines this year, children up to 18 years of age will be offered the nasal vaccine (we have not received delivery of these vaccines yet, so all parents will be contact with details of child vaccine clinic at a later date). A vacine for those aged 18 - 64 years (QIV) and a vaccine for those age 65 and over on 31st March 2019 (aTIV)
Practice Closed for New Registration
The practice is currently closed for the registration of new patients, this will remain so until the end of October 2018.
Practice Closed for Staff Training
Please note that the practice will be closed for the area wide Protected Learning session on Thursday 25th of Ocotber from 13:00 to 18:30. During that time, emergency service will be provided by the Out of Hours Team on 01472 256256.
Patient Participation Group Meeting
The next meeting of the group is Wednesday 31st October 2018 at 17:30 here at Freshney Green Primary Care Centre.
All patients/ carers are welcome