Please tell your GP or pharmacist if you’ve stopped taking your medicine
GPs and pharmacists understand that sometimes people struggle with taking their medicines. You may be worried about side effects or you may not want to take a medicine if you think it isn’t helping you.
Don’t be afraid to tell your GP or pharmacist if you’ve stopped taking any of your medicines. It’s important to take your medicines properly and they will be happy to help. Not taking your medicines correctly could make your condition worse and waste NHS time and money.
You can make decisions with your GP and pharmacist to make sure your medicines work well for you. If you find it difficult to remember to take your medicines, you can also talk to them about daily medicine boxes, reminder charts and dose record charts.
Larger, easier to read labels are also available.
Do you know that there is a Gardening group in this Practice?
Do you want more from this practice and what kind of changes would you like to see ?
Come and share with us on what WE can do TOGETHER to make changes.
We are holding a Patient Participation Group meeting here at the practice every month.
As part of our continued drive to improve our service, we want to ensure that the views of all patients are fed into the practice regarding the services we deliver and any changes or new services that are being considered.
Your Doctor, Nurse and Health Visitor will be happy to provide advice on any aspect of child health.
The immunization clinic and the childhood surveillance are both on Tuesday from 10.20am to 4.45pm, by appointment.
Child health surveillance examinations
We provide a full child health surveillance service working alongside the local health visitors and school nurses.
Routine examinations are done at 6 weeks, 8 months and 2 years.
All childhood immunizations are performed at the surgery (except for TB).
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Up to 1 in 7 young people aged 16-24 years in the local area have Sexualy Transmitted Infections (STIs) and have no symptoms.
- Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted infection
It affects both men and women
Most infections can be cured
If untreated it can lead to problems with fertility in both men and women.
It is a good idea to be tested, especially if you have recently changed partners.
SH:24 is a new service which provides free and confidential STI testing that you can access 24 hours a day.