DOWN AT THE DOCTORS
Following my revelations in the previous publication, I can now let you all know our plans from 6th May 2019, 29years almost to the day since I first arrived at Much Hadham Health Centre.
I will be reducing my days to 3 per week which will still include, at least initially, Monday and Friday mornings in Hunsdon Village Hall and Thursday afternoons at St Elizabeths. At the same time, Dr Conway is reducing to 2 days per week and Dr Sharif is increasing from 1 to 3 days per week. We hope that these changes will be seamless!
Prior to these changes I will have been to New Zealand for a month; Stanley following in the footsteps of Colin Brookbanks’ Livingstone (oops, wrong continent) and should have been rejuvenated by visits to various vineyards and, of course, Hobbiton!
Now to a more serious matter. From 1st April two commonly used medicines used to treat pain, anxiety and epilepsy are being reclassified as Schedule 3 drugs. They are Pregabalin and Gabapentin and will be subject to certain restrictions in prescribing and dispensing. Those patients taking these drugs should receive more information with their next prescription but please feel free to ask any of our dispensary staff if you have any questions/concerns.
Dr Paul Haimes