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It's Flu time Again!

Wednesday 10th October 2pm-5pm         - Over 75yrs only

Wednesday 17th October 2pm-4.30pm    - Pre-School Children

                                      6pm-8pm        - 65yrs - up to 75yrs

Wednesday 24th October  2pm-4pm        - School Children at Risk

                                      4.15-5.15pm    - Pregnant Women

                                       6pm-8pm        - Adults under 65yrs at Risk inc Carers

                                   

For Online appointments and prescriptions ordering please contact reception to register or call us on 94 472575.   

With immediate effect we are no longer able to accept third party prescription requests on the patients' behalf e.g. from Pharmacies.

Due to a change in policy the HSCB advises that patients should take responsibility for the ordering of their own prescriptions.  (Exceptional circumstances will apply)

Medication Budget

pill_bottleThe drug budget for Northern Ireland has been cut by 18% which is a reduction in monetary terms of 41m.  The practice currently has an overspend on prescribing which means that we have had to implement changes to our prescribing as recommended by the Business Services Organisation.

You may find that the name and dosage of your medication will change from time to time but please be assured that it will treat your condition in the same manner.

We will also stop prescribing some medication that is easily purchased over the counter from your pharmacy.  Please see the poster in the waiting area for specific information.

Also we would ask that you only request medication that is necessary.  If you are not taking your medication or cannot tolerate it please speak to the doctor and do not reorder.  Drug wastage is a contributory factor in our overspend and we would ask that you do not stockpile medication.

 
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