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  • Adult Mental Health Week click here for more details
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  • Keep your Head (information on mental health and wellbeing) click here for more details.
  • The Kite Trust (support for LGBT+ young people) click here for more details.

Please remember your local pharmacist can offer professional free advice and can answer questions about prescribed and over the counter medications.

Vitamin D can be bought over the counter from your local pharmacist or health food shop. People at risk of Vit D deficiency are those under 5, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, people who have low exposure to sunlight, People with darker skin and people over 65.

New guidance from the CCG is that GP's can no longer issue prescriptions for any medications that can be bought over the counter, such as Paracetamol, Calpol, Aspirin, or hay fever medications like Cetirizine. This includes both adults and children.

Please see below a link for videos on treating a number of minor illnesses including sickness, flu and fevers.

Please be aware that Smear test results are currently taking 4-6 weeks to process by the laboratory. You will be sent letters directly from them. The results do not come to the surgery first.

The most efficient way to order a prescription is to use our electronic prescribing system - click here to read more

Welcome to Monkfield Medical Practice

Prescription Queries

For any prescription queries or to order repeat medications if you don't have online access please email capccg.prescriptions.mmp@nhs.net please allow a full 72 hours for your prescription to be processed.

Bank Holidays

Please remember there are two bank holidays in May, 7th and 28th. Make sure you order your medications well in advance and allow a full 72 hours for it to be processed. For information on what to do if you need medical attention and the surgery is closed please click here. In an emergency please dial 999.

Contraception

Our Contraception Practice Nurse is leaving us and we will no longer be able to offer our contraception services for fitting coils, implants or diaphragm's. However, we are still able to offer general contraception advise as well as pill checks, depot injections and emergency contraception. For further information and alternative services please click here or here. We are aiming to replace this service eventually but it may be some time before we can offer this service again.

Heat Wave

We are at the beginning of a heat wave this week so make sure you keep cool and hydrated. Click here for more information.

Smears

The labs have notified us that we are currently facing a 12 week waiting list for results of smears. You will be sent the results directly when they come through so please don't call the surgery to chase these up.

 

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