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Christmas Opening Hours

The surgery is shut on 25th and 26th December and again on 1st and 2nd January.

If you need to see or speak to a doctor on these days please call NHS 24 on 111.

Davidson's the Chemist also offers many services to patients which previously required a doctor or nurse appointment. Please see our home screen for further details.

Community Chemist Opening Hours

25th December Boots 2-3pm

26th December Davidson's 2-4pm

1st January Davidson's 2-3pm

2nd January Boots 2-4pm

Strathmore Surgery Hypnotic and Anxiolytic Prescribing Policy

NOTICE TO ALL PATIENTS


Prescribing of hypnotics and anxiolytics (benzodiazepines).


 


These are medicines which are highly addictive and open to abuse. The UK medicines regulatory body, the MHRA, advises that doctors should avoid long-term prescribing of this type of medicine which includes the following examples:


                   Diazepam                                Nitrazepam


                   Lorazepam                             Temazepam


                   Loprazolam                            Zopiclone


                   Lormetazepam                      Zolpidem


                   Oxazepam                              Zalepon


                   Chlordiazepoxide


These medicines will no longer routinely be started by the practice.


Prescriptions for these medicines:



  • Will be for short term use only (up to 2 weeks maximum)

  • Will require regular follow up/return to the practice prior to issuing


 If you are already taking any of the above medicines then you may be invited to the practice for a review with your doctor to discuss a plan to step down/stop the medicine. As part of treatment with these medicines the practice will carry out random urine testing. If you would like more information please discuss with your doctor.



 
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