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FACE MASKS

The rule for the wearing of face masks has not been relaxed in Health Service buildings. Please can you wear a face mask if you have to visit the surgery for an face to face appointment with the GP or Nurse.

If you have a valid medical reason for not wearing a mask a face shield should be worn.

The Surgery will not supply masks to Patients, and you may be refused entry.

Thank you for your co-operation.

 Prescription Collections:

The Collection of prescriptions is now within the surgery foyer at the new window. Please observe that 1 person only is allowed in the foyer at a time.

At this moment in time there are no prescription collections at Greenodd. We will keep you informed as to when this will begin again.


Collection times are daily (from 25th January) : 

9am - 5.30pm.

Thank you for your understanding in these difficult times.

DO NOT COME INTO THE SURGERY

All telephone calls to the surgery will be triaged by reception staff and telephone appointments will be booked accordingly with a GP.

 

Cervical Screening Scam Alert

If you have received a text message claiming to be from the call and recall service advising that an overdue screening is due DO NOT call the mobile number or give out any personal details.

General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new law that determines how your personal data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights that you have in relation to your own data.

The regulation applies from 25th May 2018, and will apply even after the UK leaves the EU. Please click here for more GDPR information.


  

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Do you take GABAPENTIN or PREGABLIN?

From 1st April 2019 current prescribing guidelines are changing with regards to these medications, which means you will no longer be able to get more than 1 Month supplied to you at any one time. Any prescriptions also need to be dispensed in a pharmacy within 28 days of being issued.

Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions are available where appropriate for those on long-term treatment. They are processed on our computerised system when authorised by a doctor. Please order after 10am

There are a number of ways to order a repeat prescription:nice_vlue_pills

  • Leave your prescription counterfoil with the items required ticked in the box in the foyer at the entrance.
  • Post it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want it posted back to you.
  • Patient access-please contact reception for a pin.

Repeat prescriptions may also be requested by phone, but this carries the risk of mishearing drug names or dosages so we do encourage you to use a written method when possible.

Collections

Your medication can be collected from Haverthwaite surgery during regular opening times. If you wish to nominate another person to collect your medication, please ask for the appropriate form at reception, and complete for our files.

It would be very helpful if patients could advise our staff when ordering the prescription where they wish to collect it from.

Prescription Collection Times - Haverthwaite

Day Ordered                             -  Collection Day (after 3.30pm)

Monday                                        Thursday 

Tuesday                                       Friday 

Wednesday                                  Monday 

Thursday                                     Tuesday 

Friday AM                                    Wednesday 

                                  

Please note this may change slightly following a bank holiday.

Remember if ordered on line to allow an extra day for collection. 

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

symbol error 3Please allow 2 full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

When ordering on patient access please allow 3 working days!

 
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