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Carrington House Surgery News

NHS England have made an announcement in the press on 14th May regarding face to face appointments and open reception for patients.  Please bear with us whilst we put our systems in place.  For clarity, our Clinicians will continue to decide following a telephone consultation if you will need to be seen face to face.       

15th September 2021 - Closed for Training from 1pm for Staff Training

See Opening Times for monthly list. 

Covid Passports from Monday 17th May 2021 - see Home Page for Details

National data opt-out

The deadline to opt out of NHS digital sharing your identifiable patient data is the 1st September 2021.
 
Any data that NHS Digital collects will only be used for health and care purposes. It is never shared with marketing or insurance companies.
 
If you wish to opt out of this, you will be required to fill out a Type 1 Opt-out form. This can be found online by clicking on the below link: https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out Please return this form to the surgery.
If you are completing this for a child under the age of 13, you will be required to fill out the below form:
This needs to be emailed directly to the email listed on the form by the child's parents/carers

Prescription Requests

We now provide an Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which means you can arrange for your repeat medications to be sent to any pharmacy of your choosing, this could be a local service near your home, or a pharmacy near your place of work, etc. Please speak to them directly and they will arrange it for you.  

Patients on short or long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in the following ways, in each case please ensure you print your First & Last Name and Date of Birth:

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  • In person - you can drop your tear-off repeat slip off at reception, or complete a request form, or a hand written note with the required items clearly marked.
  • By post - send us your slip or a letter enclosing a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.
  • By Email - prescriptions.chs@nhs.net
  • Online - please register for 'Patient Access' which gives you access to appointment booking and cancellation, requesting repeat medication, viewing allergies, medications, immunisations, test results and consultations.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Symbol Error 3Please allow up to five full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

Doctors have been asked not prescribe a list of medicines for minor ailments. These medicines can be bought from a pharmacy or supermarket.

This includes patients who get FREE prescriptions.

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