Prescribing of over the counter medicines is changing

Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns. Instead, over the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community. The team of health professionals at your local pharmacy can offer help and … Continued

Sepsis

If your child has any of these symptoms you should take immediate action: • Looks mottled, bluish or pale • Is very lethargic or difficult to wake • Feels abnormally cold to touch • Is breathing very fast • Has a rash that does not fade when you press it • Has a fit or … Continued

Medical cannabis (and cannabis oils)

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/medical-cannabis/ “Medical cannabis” is a broad term for any sort of cannabis-based medicine used to relieve symptoms.Many cannabis-based products are available to buy online, but their quality and content is not known. They may be illegal and potentially dangerous. Some products that might claim to be medical cannabis, such as hemp oil, are available to … Continued

Repeat Prescriptions

The NHS is now so busy it is hard for all of the services to keep up with demand. Waiting times for all services have gone up and we need your help. So that we can be there when you need us urgently, we need you to manage your healthcare so that where at all … Continued

Guide to Social Care Support

NHS Digital has published a guide for people who may need social care, their families and carers. The guide has been written by experts and extensively tested with users, including members of the public, local authorities, care providers and the third sector. It provides clear information about social care to help people understand their options … Continued

Understanding your test results

We are changing the way we tell you about your test results. Whilst we will aim to contact you with any results that need urgent action, we would now like you to access your results online, (and if not your should continue to call reception for your results). We would like those who already access their online medical … Continued

How your prescription gets from the surgery to the pharmacy

About 80% of our prescriptions are now sent electronically from the practice to your nominated pharmacy. This dramatically reduces the number of prescriptions that are lost or delayed.   We recommend that everyone not currently signed up, consider doing this. It is really simple, all you do is tell the pharmacy you want to use, … Continued