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Hemingbrough Surgery Notice
Change of Opening Days

Our Friday morning clinic will move to a Thursday morning from Thursday 19th September onwards.

For further information please click here.

Dates Our Surgeries Are Closed:

25th December 2019

26th December 2019

We will be CLOSED between 1-4pm for training purposes on

Wednesday 18th September 2019

Thursday 14th November 2019 

We will be CLOSED between 12-6pm for training purposes on:

15th October 2019

Please contact Out Of Hours for any emergencies during those times on 03001230762

For routine appointments please contact us when we are next open, use the automated service through the touch pad or book online if you are registered for SystmOnline.

If you have an urgent problem, please call 03001230762. If you have a medical emergency, please dial 999 – thank you.

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Appointments at Posterngate Surgery

We understand it can be confusing to work out who you need to book an appointment with for certain problems. We have produced a leaflet for patients to give some idea of who to book in with to make things a bit easier. You can find this leaflet under 'Appointments' at the top of the page, and then in the tab 'Who to book with'.

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CHEMISTS DELIVERY SERVICE

Did you know that chemists offer a delivery service for patients?  For more information please speak to one of the local chemists

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TEXT MESSAGE REMINDERS

Please let the Surgery know if you would like to receive text message reminders of your booked appointments

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YOUR VIEWS ARE IMPORTANT

We want to encourage patients to give their views about how the practice is doing. If you are interested in finding out more information, please click on the 'Sign up for our Patient Group' link below.

If you would like to become a member of the Patient Participation Group, please contact the Surgery for more information.

Prescription Information

Changes to Repeat Prescription Ordering

Please note: From 1st September 2019, we will only be able to accept repeat prescription requests sent directly from you, the patient or nominated representative to the GP surgery.

 

What is changing?

From 1st of September 2019 GP Practices within the Vale of York will be putting a new system in place. This change means that pharmacies will no longer be able to order medicines on your behalf. From this date you will need to order your repeat prescription directly from your GP practice.

As a patient, you (or your carer, nominated family member or friend) should order your repeat prescription from the GP practice directly, close to the time you need your medication (7-10 days before the new medication is needed).

If you wish to still use your pharmacies collection or delivery service you may need to inform them that your order has been placed (Please check with your nominated pharmacy).

How can I order my repeat medicines?

The best way to order your repeat medicines would be to do it by enabling online access to your GP directly or via the NHS App for your smartphone or tablet. Please remember to only order the medicines you need a supply of.

Other methods of ordering your prescription include:

  • By delivering the repeat prescription box within your GP surgery
  • By posting your repeat prescription directly to the GP
  • By E-mailing the surgery at VOYCCG.prescriptionsposterngate@nhs.net

For more information on this change please either:

Speak to your GP practice directly, or

Visit the Vale of York CCG website: https://www.valeofyorkccg.nhs.uk/rss/prescribing


Prescribing over the counter medication is changing

Please watch the short video below for information on how prescribing over the counter medication is changing.


Controlled Drug Prescriptions

Any prescriptions which list a controlled drug will now be recorded as collected electronically. ID may be requested for confirmation of who is collecting the prescription. Acceptable forms of ID include bank card, driving license, passport or other photo-identification.

This is to provide a safer and more effective service. Although this process may take a little longer, we thank you for your patience.


NHS Provision of Gluten Free Food in the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Area.

The Vale of York CCG have given careful consideration to the feedback from the local consultation and the subsequent recommendations from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) review following their national consultation on gluten free foods.

Consequently, the decision has been made by the Vale of York CCG to adopt the position recommended by the DHSC and to provide gluten free bread and mixes on prescription for all patients with a confirmed diagnoses of Coeliac Disease.

Gluten Free Flour will be removed from the national drug tariff and this will mean that it will no longer be able to be prescribed.

The CCG has requested that patients are reminded that “This is our NHS, so let’s take care of it together” and to think about what Gluten Free products are ordered, to only make requests for what you need and to only rely on the NHS supply if absolutely necessary.


Supply Disruption for EpiPen and EpiPen Junior

You can still order your EpiPen as normal, however please be aware it is taking the chemist longer to obtain supplies, so please allow enough time.



 
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