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Free Home Delivery of Medicines.

If you are unable to collect your medicines from

the dispensary we may be able to deliver them straight to your door at no extra charge (terms and conditions apply). Please speak to the dispensary team.

New Urgent Care Services

For non-life threatening minor injuries or illnesses that need treatment on the day visit the Cottage Hospital, our staff will be happy to help! Walk-in, call the surgery or MIU direct 01858 438178 for your appointment slot.

 

Screening Services

Public Health England has been established to protect and improve the nation's health and wellbeing and to reduce inequalities; don’t miss out ask your doctor if in doubt!

There are three NHS cancer screening programmes; Breast Screening, Cervical Screening and Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.Bowel Cancer Screening Information

Changes to prescribing at this surgery 

We are promoting the use of over the counter medication for selfcare as an alternative to prescribing by your GP. This is because they are available to buy in pharmacies and supermarkets at a much lower cost. Please do not be offended if we ask you to buy these medicines. There are exemptions to these changes - for more information please visit  NHS East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group : eastleicestershireandrutlandccg.nhs.uk

The medications include:    Cough mixtures, Coldsore treatment, Colic drops, Paracetamol and Ibuprofen for simple short term conditions, Antifungal nail treatment, Antacids for indigestion, Antihistamines for hayfever, Medicated shampoo, Sunscreen, Mouthwash and mouth ulcer treatment,Creams, gels and rubs for muscular discomfort, Travel vaccinations, Herbal remedies

It costs the NHS approximately three times more to prescribe these medicines than it does to buy them over the counter.

This is your NHS - please use it wisely.

Dispensers

Our Dispensary team comprise of three professionally trained Dispensers. They, together with reception/administration support, dispense thousands of items each month to over 3000 patients in the villages surrounding the town. The work is strictly regulated and organised to ensure optimum turn around whilst maintaining high levels of accuracy and prompt delivery.

For those patients on a regular 28 day supply of medication the dispensary offer a monthly medicine management service allowing patients a regular collection service elimininating the worry of remembering to re-order their drugs. For those without access to the internet, repeat prescriptions can be re-ordered via fax, royal mail or by hand. We endeavour to resupply patients with their medication within 48 hours of receiving a request but it helps our stock management if patients give us a few days notice were possible.

 
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