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TEXT MESSAGING - Important Information

The surgery will be sending text messages to inform patients when they are due for  certain review such as Blood Pressure or where we require updated information such as smoking status.  These text messages will not contain personal information such as your name etc.   Please ensure your mobile numbers are up to date. If you do not wish to receive text messages please write to us and we will update your records accordingly.

Many thanks

 

Call Blocking  -  Does your mobile phone accept calls from unknown numbers?

The practice are experiencing difficulty contacting patients who have provided their mobile numbers due to Call Blocking.  Generally this is when patients have provided their number during the emergency triage clinic or when the doctors or administration team need to contact a patient regarding test results etc.

If you are contacting the practice please ensure you provide a number which will receive calls from an unknown number.

Thank you

 

Minor Ailments Scheme & your local pharmacy

We are currently working with community pharmicies to streamline the service we provide. 

Why wait to see your GP when you can go straight to your local pharmacy?  The pharmacists are trained to deal with a number of minor ailments & you will receive quick, expert advice without unnecessary delays in waiting for a prescription to be processed by your GP. This service is free of charge!

Ailments covered are:

1.  Vaginal Thrush                              6.  Oral Thrush         

2.  Headlice                                       7.  Col d Sores

3.  Mouth ulcers                                 8.  Treadworms

4.  Athlete's foot                                 9.  Groin itch

5.  Diarrhoea                                      10. Ear wax

What will the pharmacist ask?

The pharmacist will ask about:

1.  Your symptoms,                            2.  Other Medication you take         3.  Illnesses you have.

This will help them make an appropriate recommendation for treatment.  In some cases the pharmacist may need to refer you to the GP but in a majority of cases the pharmacist will be able to treat you.

 
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