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New Online Services

From January 2019 patients will be able to register for our new online services.

This service will allow you to:

•    Order your repeat and acute prescriptions by linking directly into your    clinical record making it easy to chose the correct medication and dose
•    View a summary of your medication history and allergies
•    View appointments that you have booked with the doctor or nurse
•    Book and cancel appointments online (this service will be available by March)

See home page for further details and link to registration form.


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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