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Community, Pharmacy & Charity Information

 

Community Pharmacy Information

A new way to get your medicines and appliances

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from. What does this mean for you? If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time. You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop. You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive.

Is this service right for you? Yes, if you have a stable condition and you: don’t want to go to your GP practice every time to collect your repeat prescription. collect your medicines from the same place most of the time or use a prescription collection service now. It may not be if you: don’t get prescriptions very often. Pick up your medicines from different places.

How can you use EPS? You need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. This is called nomination. You can choose: a pharmacy. a dispensing appliance contractor (if you use one). your dispensing GP practice (if you are eligible).

Ask any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS or your GP practice to add your nomination for you. You don’t need a computer to do this.

Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription? Yes you can. If you don’t want your prescription to be sent electronically tell your GP. If you want to change or cancel your nomination speak to any pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS, or your GP practice. Tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.

Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential? Yes. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now. Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser. For example, if you forget who you have nominated and ask them to check or, if you have nominated more than one dispenser. Dispensers will also see all the items on your reorder slip if you are on repeat prescriptions.

For more information visit www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients your pharmacy or GP practice.


Boots Chemist (next door to surgery)

Tel:502535

Monday – Friday 8.30-5.30pm

Saturday 8.30-12.00pm


Lloyds Chemist (opposite surgery)

Tel:503349

Monday – Friday 08.30-6.30

Saturday 08.45-1.00pm


Well's Pharmacy (Middle St, Previously Co-Op) 

Tel:502365

Monday – Saturday 9.00-5.30pm


Consett Pharmacy (DELIVERY ONLY)

No. One Ind Estate

Tel:654161

Monday – Saturday 

9.00-6.00pm


Station Road Pharmacy

Tel:588239  

Monday – Saturday

8.00-11.00pm

Sunday

10.00-8pm


 

Wellbeing for Life

What is Wellbeing for Life?

Wellbeing for Life is a service commissioned by Durham County Council and delivered by five partners who have years of knowledge and experience of working and supporting local people across County Durham: Click the link below for tons of great information and on-line support

https://www.wellbeingforlife.net/


https://www.durhamlocate.org.uk/


https://www.durhamlocate.org.uk/Services/2319/Derwentside-Homestay

https://www.homegroup.org.uk/


AlzheimersBlackhill, Bridgehill, Benfieldside and Shotley Bridge Community team have launched an initiative to help local businesses become Dementia Friendly.  A new Dementia Café at Sweetharts Café, Blackhill also provides a place for carers and friends to meet.

For more information please contact joc4rugby@aol.com

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/info/20079/dementia_friendly_communities


Citizens advice

Healthier & Wealthier Telephone Advice Line

If you would like help or support with Benefits, tax credits, debt, housing, work, caring, relationships, energy, legal matters and more call this free Telephone Advice line.

Call 0300 3231001 Monday - Friday 9am-1pm


silvertalk 

Silver talk

 If you would like information regarding the Silver Talk service please click the link below. The telephone lines are open Monday - Friday 9-5 and is a freephone number.

0800 093 0092

http://www.silvertalk.co.uk/

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Al-anon

Invitation to Open Al-Anon Meeting
Visits their website for more information

http://www.al-anonuk.org.uk/

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citizens house

Citizens House, Consett
Station Road, Consett, Co. Durham DH8 5RL

For information about the services provided by Citizens House please click the link below.


Cancerhelp
cancer help Free information service provided by Cancer Research UK about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families. Information is formatted in such a way that makes understanding the website an easy process


Macmillan Cancer Support cancer backup
Europe's leading cancer information charity, with over 4,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.


Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK Largest charity in the UK devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes in order to improve the quality of life for people with the condition


Asthma UK Asthma UK
This website has been revamped to meet the needs of the thousands of people with asthma who visit the site each day, either to find important information about asthma and how to control it



Alzheimer’s Society Alzheimer’s Society
Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia. Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.


Guide Dogs For The Blind Guide Dogs for the Blind  
Guide Dogs wants a world in which all blind and partially-sighted people enjoy the same rights, opportunities and responsibilities as everyone else. Their mission is to provide guide dogs and other mobility services that increase the independence and dignity of blind and partially-sighted people. We campaign for improved rehabilitation services and unhindered access for all blind and partially-sighted people.


Mental Health Foundation Mental Health Foundation
Founded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live


Sense Sense  
Sense is the leading national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind. We provide expert advice and information as well as specialist services to deafblind people, their families, carers and the professionals who work with them. We also support people who have sensory impairments with additional disabilities


 

British Heart Foundation British Heart Foundation
Our vision is of a world in which people do not die prematurely of heart disease. We will achieve this through our pioneering research, our vital prevention activity and by ensuring quality care and support for people living with heart disease.

We need you to share our vision because, together, we really can beat heart disease.


Relate
Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through this website.


MS Society MS Society
Around 100,000 people in the UK have MS. It affects two million more. We offer hope for the future by investing millions in research, and help for today through our information, support and campaigning.


Lifespan

North East, independent Charity supporting people with life limiting illnesses.

Lifespan

http://lifespan-charity.com/


 Epilepsy Action
Epilepsy Action is the largest member-led epilepsy organisation in Britain, acting as the voice for the UK's estimated 456,000 people with epilepsy, as well as their friends, families, carers, health professionals and the many other people on whose lives the condition has an impact.

 

 

 



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