Updated: AUGUST 2013
REPEAT DISPENSING SCHEME
This scheme is an alternative option to obtain your medicines. Your GP will give you a maximum of 12 months "repeatable prescription". With these prescriptions you can collect your medicines from a pharmacy of your choice at regular intervals without having to contact the practice. Contact the Repeat Prescription Line on 028 66 342456 or call to reception to find out if you could avail of this scheme. Full details will be explained to you.
OVER THE COUNTER PRESCRIBING POLICY
From 1st July 2011, the practice will be implementing a new OVER THE COUNTER PRESCRIBING POLICY, these are products which you can buy from the pharmacy.
You may notice a change in your usual prescription or you could be asked to purchase an item. We will inform patients of specific changes if they are affected, however if you want further information please speak to a member of staff.
A Minor Ailments Service is now available if you are suffering from a minor ailment such as cold sores, ear wax, mouth ulcers, oral thrush, vaginal thrush, diarrhoea, threadworms, athlete's foot or headlice you may visit your local pharmacy for advice and treatment rather than waiting to contact the practice for an appointment or a prescription.
TRAVEL VACCINES & HEALTH ADVICE
Patients travelling abroad should contact the Practice at least 3 months prior to their planned trip.
We advise patients not to leave it until the week before you go, as many vaccines need to be given a few weeks before travelling to ensure their full effectiveness.
Patients shoud complete the Travel Risk Assessment form and return it to the Practice and arrange an appointment with the Practice Nurse.
Some vaccines are available free on the NHS, however there are a number of vaccines that are not available free on the NHS but can be prescribed on a private prescription by the Practice. Patients will be charged for the issuing of a private prescription and also for the administration of any non NHS vaccine.
ORDER YOUR REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS ON-LINE
Contact reception for further details on this service. Please Note: This facility may not be suitable for all patients.
BOOK YOUR ROUTINE APPOINTMENTS ON-LINE
This new service allows you to view, book and cancel routine GP appointments via the internet 24 hours a day. For further information regarding this facility, please contact reception.
New patients registering with the practice are advised to complete necessary forms and bring all relevant document to their registration appointment with the Practice Nurse.
REGISTRATION BOUNDARIES - AMENDMENTS TO PRACTICE MILE RADIUS
With the current pressures on General Practice, we realise that we need to reduce our present boundaries. From June 2010, patients changing their address beyond a radius of six miles will be advised to find a GP in their new area.
(This does not affect patients who are currently registered beyond a six mile radius of Lakeside Medical Practice).
If you have any queries, a member of staff will be willing to help you.
This notice is an amendment to information included on our website.
Dr Cassie Jamison will commence training with the practice for a 6 month period from August 2013.
PROTECTED LEARNING - PRACTICE CLOSED
The practice will be closed on Wednesday 25 September 2013 from 1:00pm for staff training. In an emergency, please contact the out of hours service (Western Urgent Care) on 028 71 865195. The practice will re-open as normal on Thursday 26 September 2013.
PRACTICE CLOSED - BANK HOLIDAYS
The practice will be closed on the following dates -
Monday 26 August 2013
Wednesday 25 December 2013
Thursday 26 December 2013
Wednesday 01 January 2014
If you need a doctor urgently please contact the out of hours service (Western Urgent Care) on 028 71 865195.
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