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NHS- Flu vaccination

If you have missed our walk in flu clinics, don't worry, please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment with the Practice Nurse.


veterans

Consett Medical Centre is now an Armed Forces veteran friendly accredited GP Practice: If you are a veteran, please let our reception team know so that we are able to add your name to our Veteran Register, this will enable us to ensure we keep you informed of help available and support you and your family through the Healthcare system.

Click here for more information and resources available.


NATIONAL SHORTAGE OF GPs

Due to increased patient demand and a National shortage of GPs, we are currently experiencing a longer than usual wait for routine GP appointments.

We apologise to all our patients and ask you to bear with us during this difficult time. We would like to assure you that we are doing all we can to improve this situation.

               

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Patient Information

Medication Supply and Medication Shortages

Patients are requested to

Only order the medicines that they need, and not to request prescribers to increase quantities of medication prescribed in order to stockpile medications.

Check the expiry date of any unused medication at home, and if in date use these medications first.

Please do not order extra medication.

Medication Shortages

There are a number of reasons why community pharmacies may not always be able to get medication that is prescribed on patient’s prescriptions.

These include:

 Manufacturers having problems with manufacturing unit and medication therefore not meeting quality standards for use

 Manufacturers having difficulty in obtaining ‘raw’ ingredients

 More patients being prescribed a particular medication

Medication Supply – Brexit

The Government has asked patients not to order extra medicines in the run up to Brexit. They have also asked suppliers and pharmacists not to stockpile medicines and GPs not to prescribe more medicines than they usually would. This is because overprescribing, and stockpiling of medicines can contribute to the shortage problems and create medicine shortages for others. Patients should be assured that the Government has contingency plans with regard to medication supplies, including centrally holding additional supplies.

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