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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

Non-NHS Services

The practice will complete private forms for patients however, there is usually a fee as this work is extra to that funded by the NHS and has to be completed outside of NHS time. These forms can include; fitness to drive, pre-employment questionnaires, insurance reports, etc. Generally the GPs need four to six weeks to complete private forms and letters due to the volume of requests that we receive. If a form or letter is needed more urgently than this we will try to meet a tighter deadline. However, this may not be possible as we always prioritise NHS work.

Where it is available the Practice follows the guidance of the British Medical Association for the charges to be made for these services.

If you have an enquiry about a non NHS form, or would like a quote for completing a non NHS form, please contact the practice and ask to speak to Tanya. Please do not make an appointment with a GP for completion of a private form or to ask for a letter unless you have been advised to do so by one of our Administrators.

Payment must be received before we can send your form off or give it to you – we are only able to accept cheques or cash.

Fees for Non-NHS Work

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