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Covid vaccination status requests

We are understandably receiving lots of enquiries from patients regarding how the prove their covid vaccination status. 

A number of the online apps (Patient Access, NHS App, MYGP etc) give patients the ability to view vaccines that have been given, including covid vaccinations. 

If you do not have access to these, you can request a letter form the NHS providing yur vaccination status by calling 119 from the 17th May. 

For further guidance on the Gov.uk website, click here. We would ask that our patients take note of the guidance below which is stated on the Gov.uk site.

Do not contact your GP

FREE NHS Health Check

available for patients aged 40-74. Follow the link for more information or contact us to find out if your eligible.

 

Self Care

From 5 December 2016 these items are no longer to be routinely prescribed, and unless there are exceptional circumstances, patients will be expected to buy these products themselves.

    • Pain killers for minor aches and pains
    • Tonics, vitamins and health supplements
    • Ear wax removers (a few drops of olive oil is recommended)
    • Lozengers, throat sprays, nasal sprays, mouthwashes, gargles and toothpastes
    • Indigestion remedies for occasional use
    • Creams for bruising, tattoos, and scars
    • Moisturisers, bath additives and shampoos for dry skin.

Why

  • Many of these products are cheap to buy and are readily available along with advice from pharmacies, as well as shops and supermarkets (which are often open late and at weekends).
  • Sometimes there is a better alternative to the medications, e.g. olive oil to remove ear wax.
  • There are no real clinical benefits.
  • The local NHS spends over £700,000 each year on these medicines. This money could be better spent on treating more serious conditions and reducing health inequalities.

Ways to order your prescription

 

The practice will only accept orders for prescriptions from you or your carer in the following ways:

 

  • Online using the FREE MYGP app. To download the app search ‘MYGP’ in your app store or visit www.mygp.com
  • Handing in the white tear off part of the prescription normally received when you receive your medication from the pharmacy. Only individual items that are ticked will be requested.
  • Request slip located in the practice reception
  • Phone line – Dedicated prescription line open Monday – Friday 11am – 12pm please call the surgery on 01772 214744 and select option 2. (Please note phone orders will only be accepted on this line during these times).

 

Please allow 48 hours before collecting your prescription from the practice or pharmacy.

 

 
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