Newspaper image

Archived News Articles 2013logo

Repeat prescriptions

Posted: 24 July 2013

The Out of Hours (OOH) service is not designed for the request of repeat prescriptions, test results or for making appointments.

Please note that the OOH service will not provide repeat prescriptions for routine or non-urgent medication from patients who have forgotten to order their regular medicines from the practice during normal surgery hours.

Please remember to put in your repeat script request in good time – before you run out of your medication and collect during normal opening hours if it is not sent directly to the pharmacy. It would surprise you how many scripts end up having to be processed ‘as an emergency’ by the same individuals because of lack of planning. It is the Department of Health (DOH) advice that patients should be referred to pharmacies for an emergency supply of repeat and / or non-urgent medication when necessary.

For information about ordering repeat prescriptions in good time, particularly before a bank holiday please visit:
www.dorsetccg.nhs.uk/news/Bank-holiday-health

Dorset and Wiltshire Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme

Posted: 23 May 2013

Men will be invited for screening by Salisbury NHS foundation trust if they turn 65 years of age between 31.3.2013 and 1.4.2014. Men aged over 65 years can self refer to the programme by telephoning 01722 332 262 ext.2539 or 2640 or can email [email protected]

For more information visit: www.aaa.screening.nhs.uk

MMR Catch up campaign

Posted: 23 May 2013

Due to the recent out break of measles NHS England have introduced a catch up service providing Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations. If your child is aged between 10 and 16 years and has either received only a single dose of the of the vaccine or has not had any MMR vaccinations, you will be contacted by the surgery and invited to complete the course. You do not have to wait to be contacted if your child falls into this age criteria, please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse.

MMR vaccinations will also be provided to all unvaccinated patients aged 16 years or over who present at the surgery.

NHS Health Checks

Posted: 7 January 2013

We are now offering an NHS Health Check for patients in the age group 40-74 years, who have no history of heart disease, stroke, atrial fibrillation, hypertension, diabetes or chronic kidney disease and are not taking any heart medication. We will be sending out invitations to eligible patients, but if you fall into this criteria and wish to have a Health Check, please contact the surgery and request an appointment for an NHS Health Check with our practice nurse.