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Flu Clinics

We are offering additional flu clinics on Monday 23rd and Saturday 28th November.

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Zero Tolerance Policy

A number of our staff have recently experienced foul and abusive language or behaviour from a minority of patients. This is not acceptable and we will not tolerate this sort of behaviour towards our staff – all of whom continue to work tirelessly during this pandemic. In line with our zero tolerance policy, if you are found to be abusive towards members of staff then appropriate action will be taken

Please be aware that it is not a GP’s responsibility to issue school letters of absence for your children, regarding COVID-19 or other illness. Government guidance is that school attendance is mandatory unless your child is self-isolating, has symptoms of COVID-19, is close to someone who has COVID-19 or has received a letter advising them to shield.

Repeat Dispensing – Useful Information

What is Repeat Dispensing?

Repeat dispensing is:

  • A pre-approved batch prescription for a defined time period;
  • Can be set up as an electronic prescription sent to a nominated pharmacy or can be paper prescriptions which are sent to your pharmacy in advance

Do I qualify for Repeat Dispensing?

You probably qualify if you have a repeat prescription and

  • are on stable therapy;
  • have a well-managed and stable long term condition;
  • have more than one medication;
  • have most of your medication on repeat prescription;
  • can appropriately self-manage seasonal conditions;
  • or if it is appropriate for other reasons

What could it mean for me?

  • Only having to order once every 6 or 12 months and not every month (and risk forgetting);
  • Knowing in advance that your prescription is ready (some pharmacies will deliver at a regular interval without you having to do anything);
  • Less hassle that can arise from ‘out of stock' or partly fulfilled prescriptions as the community pharmacist knows well in advance what medications you require.

Duration of Repeat Dispensing

Repeat dispensing can be authorized for periods of up to 12 months but this decision will be made by your doctor after reviewing the medicines that you are taking.

How do I get set up for Repeat Dispensing?

Your doctor or the medicines management team at the practice may identify you as being suitable and may contact you directly or you can ask reception yourself if this is something you might be interested in.

Please bear in mind that it is not suitable for all patients and not all medicines can be authorized for repeat dispensing, for example drugs which require regular blood or other monitoring are not suitable.

If 70% or more of your prescription is suitable for repeat dispensing then it is likely to be of benefit to you.

What happens if I go on holiday or need a prescription before it is due?

Occasionally if you needed a prescription early, for example to go on holiday, your community pharmacist can dispense a repeat dispensing prescription before the date it would normally be due.

What do I do if I have any further questions?

Speak to reception or a member of the practice team the next time you are in one of the practices and they will pass your details on to the medicines team and someone will give you a call to discuss your questions.

 
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