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A recent survey found that almost a third of GPs already employ a pharmacist in their practice and a further 16% are considering this move. The Village Practice is now part of the national NHS pilot to include a clinical pharmacist in our GP practice. The pharmacist will offer patient appointments for long-term conditions such as diabetes or asthma, medicines reviews and other medicines-related support, including discussing side effects. The pharmacist can also help patients with their medicines following a stay in hospital. Having a pharmacist working at our surgery will increase the available appointments, ease the workload of GPs and provide valuable medicines support”

02 May 2018

Dear Patients

Our Quick Access Clinic is one of the busiest clinics in the Practice and we are very proud to offer this exceptional access for our patients.

In recent months the clinic has been extremely busy and we have been forced to call Doctors in from their annual leave to try and help us manage the numbers of patients and we are pleased to say we have never turned a patient away. However this is not sustainable, and for the safety of patients and our staff we are implementing a policy to ‘cap’ the number of patients attending the clinic if numbers become unmanageable.

Please be aware we do not take this decision lightly and will only put these measures in place if completely necessary.

If this happens patients will be

  • Informed by Reception as soon as possible
  • Asked if your problem can wait till the next day, in which case they will be asked to come to next day Quick Access.
  • If not, then a message will be taken and this will be reviewed by a Doctor within 3 hours and triaged to be seen later that day.
  • If your problem is more urgent you may be asked to attend a clinic at another location.

We very much appreciate your support in this matter

Kind regards

 

Amanda Meehan

Practice Manager

 

 

14/03/2018 WE ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THE PRACTICE WILL, WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT BE OPEN FROM 08.00AM EVERY DAY. PLEASE NOTE QUICK ACCESS START TIMES REMAIN AT 08.30AM.

Home Medicine Cabinet

The following is a list of items and medicines that we think should be a part of every family's first aid kit:

  • Paracetamol  and Ibuprofen  (Paracetamol & Ibuprofen Syrup for children) – for pain or fever
  • Aspirin should not be taken by under 12's or people with Aspirin allergy
  • Dehydration mixtures such as Dioralyte
  • Indigestion remedies e.g. Gaviscon Advance
  • Sunscreen which should be factor 15 or higher
  • Tweezers and sharp scissors
  • Thermometer – essential to assess fever
  • Selection of plasters, cotton wool, non-fluffy dressings such as lint and elastic bandages
  • Antiseptic cream for small burns and wounds

Keep all medicines in a secure locked place out of the reach of small children.  Always read the instructions and use the recommended dose.  Watch the expiry dates and do not keep medicines beyond this.  Take unwanted or out of date medicines back to the pharmacy for safe disposal. Antibiotics cure serious diseases, not cold coughs and wheezes - save them for when it's really necessary.

 
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