The Oak Tree Centre1 Oak DriveHuntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 7HNTel: 01480 483100
Patients with anxiety and depression can self refer to the Psychological Wellbeing Service to help them on their journey to improved mental health and wellbeing. Click here for information on the Psychological Wellbeing Service
You may have seen a report in the News this week about the outcomes of an American study on this drug. We have had a lot of calls from patients who are taking this drug and our message is not to panic as in most cases the benefits of these particular drugs far outweigh any risk. While the risk in the media report sounds high, it is still a very low risk for each person. This is backed up by a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Addenbrookes who says that these are very effective medicines, proven to save lives and reduce the need for surgery in patients with bleeding ulcers and several other conditions.
Our surgery already carries out audits of all patients on Omeprazole to check for any specific risk and it is our policy to take patients off the drug when it is no longer needed. This is one of the reasons why we carry out medication reviews with patients, to check safety aspects and ensure the drugs are still needed. The need for patients to continue on their Omeprazole will be undertaken at their next planned medication review and the message is not to panic if they are currently taking this drug. See this link for further information CLICK HERE
press release about our proposed merger with the other GP surgeries in Huntingdon we have received a number of queries from patients. We have collated these questions into one document which is available here and which we will keep updated as we receive further questions. Should you have a question about the proposed merger which is not answered by this document please send it to email@example.com.”
Patient Information Leaflet - Repeat Prescribing
Patients on repeat medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways. Whichever method is chosen, we need a minimum of 48 hours (2 working days) notice to follow safe-prescribing processes.
How to order your repeat medication:-
Our practice policy is to prescribe 28 days’ supply.
In exceptional circumstances individual cases will be considered by our GPs.
If you wish to take advantage of the repeat prescription collection service organised by local chemists, you will need to speak to the individual pharmacy and they will explain their procedure to you. We are happy to send your prescription to a local chemist for dispensing and collection.
We are fortunate to have a pharmacy on the same site as the Practice which is accessible just off our waiting area. We enjoy an excellent working relationship with the Pharmacist and his dedicated team. They are happy to dispense any medications for patients and keep a well-stocked chemist’s shop alongside the dispensary. They can advise you on any minor illness and appropriate treatment.
The pharmacist will be happy to offer advice on minor illness.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
Please allow two full working days (if submitted before 14:00) for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs). The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
Prescription (per item): £8.40
12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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