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.
A new way to get your Medicines and Appliances
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. HHR Medical can send your prescription electronically to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from. What does this mean for you ?
If you get a repeat prescription, you will not have to spend your time going to your GP practice each time to pick up your paper prescription. Instead your GP will send it automatically to the place you choose, with no chance of it getting lost.
You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from, because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.
You may not have to wait as long for your prescription items, as there will be time to get your repeat prescription items ready before you arrive. If any of the medicines on your prescription are out of stock, they can be ordered in ready for you.
You can read the patient information leaflet Here
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.