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COVID vaccination programme - aged 12 and over

Anyone aged 12 and over who lives in the same house as someone who is immunocompromised or who has face to face contact on most days of the week with someone in this category will now be sent a Covid-19 vaccine invite.

Anyone aged 12 or over with sever neuro-disabilities, Down's syndrome, is immunosuppressed, has profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) or severe learning disabilities will now be sent a Covid-19 vaccine invite.

https://www.nhsinform.scot/covidvaccinatingyoungpeople

For general information about the coronavirus vaccine and its delivery visit, NHS Inform: https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine


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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