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IMPORTANT PRACTICE CHANGES


June 2018


  


We would like to welcome back Dr C Phillips from maternity leave.


 


Dr Phillips will be working 5 sessions, which for June will be usually on a Wednesday morning, all day Thursday and Friday.  You will be able to pre-book appointments from the 11th June 2018.


 


Dr James Thompson will continue to work two sessions on a Monday, alongside Dr Jurgita, who will also work other sessions over the week normally on a Tuesday and Friday.


 


Dr J Mandhar will work 5 sessions usually all day on Tuesday and Wednesday and a Friday morning.


 


Rachel Brown the Nurse Practitioner will work when available on a Thursday.


 


We will still run open surgeries each day to primarily see urgent problems.  The open surgeries will be run by the duty GP or Nurse Practitioner; both are able to deal with most acute problems and can issue prescriptions.

blue_yellow_pillsMedicine Wastage

Unused prescription medicines cost the NHS across the UK over £300 million every year.

£300 million could pay for:

  • 80,906 MORE hip replacements*
  • 101,351 MORE knee replacements*
  • 19,799 MORE drug treatment courses for breast cancer*
  • 11,778 MORE community nurses*
  • 300,000 MORE drug treatment courses for Alzheimer's*

*Based on average costs

But there are ways you can help reduce the cost of wasted medicines! Remember, only order what you need.

How Can You Help?

There are a number of ways that you can help to reduce the issue of wasted medicines and save money for your local NHS.

Only order the medicines that you need

  • Please let your GP or Pharmacist know if you’ve stopped taking any of your medicines.
  • Check what medicines you still have at home before re-ordering.
  • Discuss your medication with your GP or Pharmacist on a regular basis.
  • If you don’t need the medicine please don’t order it! If you need the medicine in the future you can still request it.
  • If you need to go into hospital, please remember to take all your medicines with you in a clearly marked bag.
  • Please also remember that your medicines are prescribed only for you; it’s not safe to share them with anyone else.

Remember that unused medicines cannot be recycled

  • Even if you never open them, once medicines have left the Pharmacy, they cannot be recycled or used by anyone else.
  • Please take your unused medicines to the Pharmacy or dispensary for safe disposal.
  • NEVER dispose of your unused or unwanted medicines down the toilet.

Unused medicines are a safety risk

  • Return out of date medicines to your Pharmacy or dispensary for safe disposal.
  • If your medicines change - return your old medicines to the Pharmacy or dispensary for safe disposal to avoid mixing them up with your new medicines.
  • Don't stockpile medication - it is a safety risk for children and others who might take them.
  • Store medicines in an appropriate place out of reach of children.

 

For more information visit the link below.

 

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