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IMPORTANT NOTICE

WEDNESDAY 11th July

The surgery is closed from12:0 0 onwards for staff training. For any emergencies during this period

Please call 0333 333 9683

Medicines you can buy without a Prescription - Over the Counter Medicines (OTC)

Following a public consultation across Hertfordshire we are no longer able to routinely write prescriptions for medicines that you can buy yourself; it is estimated that this costs £6 million a year just for Hertfordshire. These items include antifungal creams for athletes foot and thrush, antihistamines and other hay fever remedies (such as nasal sprays and eye drops), treatment for head lice, Indigestion remedies such as Gaviscon, Cold sore treatments, painkillers including Paracetamol, Ibuprofen and Co-Codamol.   For more information, there are leaflets at the surgery plus information on our website. Some of you may already have received a leaflet with your repeat medications if they include one or more of these items.

OTC Medication Post

OTC Medication Leaflet

 

 

Latest News

Down at the Doctors

JULY 2018

 

 

The trustees of our Jack May trust fund met in June and have approved the purchase and fitting of a bench just outside our main door, under the canopy. This was suggested by one of our patients, who shall remain nameless lest he gets ideas above his station, to enable patients to sit and rest their weary legs, perhaps whilst waiting for a taxi.

 

We have a new receptionist, Jade Barnard, who should have started before you read this, on 25th June. She has had 3 “taster days” and still wants to come and work for us!

 

However, Sarah Broad, one of our dispensers, is leaving in order to explore pastures new in Norfolk. We wish her the best of luck (!) and offer our sincere thanks for all her hard work and diligence over the last few years. She will be missed. We now have a vacancy for an experienced dispenser and all details are on our website (or contact our practice manager, Andrew Wilkinson, for details if you prefer)

 

Finally, in June we discovered 262 items of medication that had not been collected in the previous 4-5 weeks. This has both time and cost implications and we would appreciate it if you only order medication that you need and remember to collect it! Also, if any medication is stopped, or changed, at a hospital appointment, for example, please let us know so that we may alter our records.

 

It’s summer (?!) so, as I’ve said in previous years, don’t forget the sun cream, hats and water in the (hot?) weather (and not necessarily in that order!!)

 

 

 

Dr Paul Haimes

 

 

 

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