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Changes to Coeliac prescribing moved 21/6/18

Following national consultation on the availability of gluten-free foods on NHS prescription, the government has decided to restrict gluten-free prescribing to bread and mixes only.

A wide range of Gluten-Free foods is now readily available in supermarkets and other food outlets, meaning that the ability of patients to obtain these foods without a prescription has greatly increased.

The following letter has been sent to all patients who currently receive gluten free products on prescriptions

Diabetic Home Glucose Monitoring moved 21/6/18

There is a problem with some home monitoring blood test strips used in the Accu-chek, Accu-Chek Aviva and Accu-Chek performa monitors.

If you use any of these monitors take your test strips to a local pharmacy where they can check if you have any of the affected batch numbers.

each ear for 3 minutes, 3 times a day for 3 weeks, as this technique will resolve 95% of earwax problems.  We cannot offer an ear syringing appointment unless you have done this.

There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

 

Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.

Who can see it?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record. 

 

How do I know if I have one?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.

More Information

For further information visit the NHS Care records website or the HSCIC Website

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