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HAYFEVER MEDICATION 

If you usually take medication for hayfever please note that we advise you to start taking this from March onwards. If you use medication that is available to purchase over the counter at a pharmacy we will no longer be able to prescribe this for you.  

Please see the below list of over the counter medications for hayfever:

• Acrivastine 8mg capsules
• Cetirizine 10mg tablets and 1mg/ml oral solution
• Loratadine 10mg tablets and 5mg/5ml syrup
• Chlorphenamine 4mg tablets 2mg/5ml oral solution
• Beclomethsone 50mcg/ml nasal spray
• Fluticasone 0.05% w/w nasal spray

MEDICINE WASTE CAMPAIGN 2019 AND HOW IT WILL AFFECT YOU

Medicines over-ordering and drug wastage has been identified as a serious and growing problem within the NHS.  It is estimated that as much as three hundred million is wasted every year on unused or partially used medication.  We are asking all our patients to look at the medications they order regularly and ask that they only order the medications that are needed.  In an attempt to reduce the amount of waste prescription medications and inline with other Leicestershire practices and other areas in the UK, we will no longer be accepting third party requests for medication.  This means that all repeat requests must be ordered by the patient themselves as only they know exactly what they require.

The date we have nominated for our new process to start is: Tuesday 1st January 2019

Please click this link to read the information leaflet: Medicines Waste Leaflet

For more information please visit: www.medicinewaste.com

WHAT IS THE ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION SERVICE?:

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is a new NHS servuce that allows your GP to send your prescription(s) directly to your chosen pharmacy. Thus means that you can choose to have a paper-free prescription. 

Electronic Prescriptions may be particularly useful to patients who:

  • Have a repeat prescription but don't want to collect it from the surgery every time.
  • You collect your medicine's from the same place most of the time.

If you wish to use EPS please contact reception who will add your nominated pharmacy to your records so we can send your prescriptions electronically to your pharmacy of choice.

 
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