The Strathmore SurgeryJessie StreetBlairgowrie, PH10 6BTTel: (01250) 872552
Surgery NewsJust to update everyone, Dr Miller gave birth to a beautiful baby girl at the beginning of April. I’m sure everyone will join us in congratulating her and her husband.Whilst Dr Miller is off we have secured the services of two of our regular locum doctors to cover most of her sessions. Dr Hannah Williams will be covering from 12th April to 14th August and Dr Dorothy McDonald from 21st August to 15th December.
Please make sure that your pick up point is correct before submitting your request.
Repeat prescriptions can be be ordered by:
Sending an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Patients must allow at least two working days for processing (this does not include weekends as the surgery is shut). This is to allow time for the doctors to check patient's medicines.
The community pharmacy will also require two working days to process prescriptions. Patients are asked to please make sure that they place their requests in plenty time so they do not run out of medication.
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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:
These medicines will no longer routinely be started by the practice.
Prescriptions for these medicines:
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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