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IMPORTANT CHANGES TO PRESCRIBING

Are you taking gabapentin or pregabalin (brand names include Lyrica, Alzain, Neurontin)?

The changes outlined below come into affect from April 2019. These changes follow a government consultation because of concerns around misuse and will mean that

these drugs become Controlled Drugs (CDs).
What does this mean for me?

There will be changes to the following:

  • Prescriptions will expire 28 days from the date on the prescription
  • Any Pharmacy ‘owings’ must be collected by the expiry
  • Quantities may be reduced to a maximum of 30 days
  • Electronic prescribing and repeat dispensing cannot be used
  • You will need proof of identity to collect from a pharmacy
  • You will need to sign when collecting your prescription
  • Emergency supplies and loans cannot be made from pharmacies if you run out

 Do I need to do anything?

  • Make sure you get any prescriptions you have dispensed and collected before the 1st April
  • If you are owed any medication from your Pharmacy please collect this before the 1st April

Electronic Repeat Dispensing

Our practice is collaborating with NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) which is providing NHS numbers for those patients that may be suitable for electronic repeat dispensing prescriptions. This information is obtained from NHS prescriptions submitted to the NHSBSA. A member of our clinical team will contact these patients soon to explain the benefits of this service.

Chislehurst Medical Practice is pleased to share our ranking via the link below

http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/16439205.bromleys-gp-surgeries-ranked-in-new-patient-survey/

 

Nursing Appointments

The Practice is currently one nurse and one healthcare assistant understaffed. We are trying to recruit to fill these positions.Please accept our apologies for delays in appointment booking during this time of reduced availability

Minor Ailments

Last year in Bromley we spent over £2 million on prescriptions for self care products available over the counter.
Many common conditions and minor ailments can be treated at home with the support of your local pharmacy if needed.
Over the counter products for self care are for things like pain relief, hayfever, cold sores, cough and colds.
These items can be bought from pharmacies and supermarkets without a prescription. You can get them without an appointment or seeing a GP.
This practice is unable to routinely prescribe health supplements and medicines for self-care that can be bought readily from pharmacies and supermarkets without a prescription.
For more information and a more detailed list of ailments please click Bromley CCG

 

Important please read - Local Care RecordThe Local Care Record enables the sharing of electronic information between GP Practices, hospitals and community services.

The Local Care Record will allow care professionals to view medications, previous treatments, test results and other important information at the touch of a button.
This will make care safer and quicker by allowing professionals to review all relevant information before making decisions
For more information please visit the website
www.kingshealthpartners.org/localcarerecord
If you do not wish for your information to be shared call
020 7188 8801 or email gst-tr.GSTPALS@nhs.net

Bromley GP Alliance

If we cannot offer you an appointment here at the Chislehurst surgery we will offer you the option of an appointment with the GP Alliance when there is availability. If you find it difficult to get to a weekday appointment please ask our receptionists for a weekend appointment at one of the GP Alliance sites.

N.B You must phone Chislehurst Medical Practice to access these appointments
To cancel an appointment at any of the hub sites please telephone 01689 871933.

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