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We are delighted to have a monthly newsletter, keeping our patients as up to date as possible with national and local healthcare initiatives and services.

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PRESCRIPTION PRICE INCREASE FROM 1st MAY 2024

Despite a short reprieve in April, the government have now announced an increase in prescription charges from 1st May 2024.

  • Price pre item - £9.90
  • 3 month Prepayment Certificate - £32.05
  • 12 month Prepayment Certificate - £114.50
  • HRT Prepayment Certificate - £19.90 

Please see our prescriptions page for full details.


VISITING THE AREA?

If you are visiting our lovely area and find you need medical advice and/or direction, you will find all the options on our Visitors Information page HERE

 


NEW SURGERY DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL 

To read the April 2023 statement about the very early stages of the proposed new surgery development please click HERE


USE NHS 111

Did you know you know you can get help and advice by calling 111 or go online at 111.nhs.uk? You may not need to go and wait in the busy emergency departments and could be directed to a minor injury unit which will be quicker and closer to home.

Only dial 999 for an ambulance in a genuine, life-threatening emergency, for example:

  • Chest pain / breathing difficulties / heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Severe bleeding
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Severe burns or scalds
  • Serious head injuries
  • Major trauma such as a road traffic accident or a fall from height

 If you have called for an ambulance, please do not ring again asking for a time of arrival. Only call again if:

  • The patient’s condition worsens
  • You no longer need our help

The call handlers must prioritise speaking to the most seriously injured and unwell patients.

 


ACCURX EXPLAINED

Our accuRx tool allows you to fill out a quick form online to give details of any symptoms. When submitted you will get a response to your accuRx by the end of the next working day (but usually before this).

If you have access to the internet and can use accuRx it will help free up the phone lines for patients who do not have online access. The doctors have asked that anyone who is able to use this service to do so.

Each phone call and accuRx is triaged in the same way, so this gives everyone the same level of care and access, whether you use accuRx or the phone.

You can also use this service for administrative queries, as well as appointment requests and updating your doctor. You can also use this for self-help advice. The phone lines are often extremely busy, so why not go online and use accuRx immediately and for free?

 

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