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Latest News

Newsletter - Keep up to date with what's going on in our practice. We have our Summer Newsletter available for download or you can sign up to receive it electronically in the future, alternatively we have a paper copy in surgery.


YOUNG PEOPLE - We have recently updated our Young People page, found in the subsection of the website, with more useful links and information.


ARE YOU TAKING PREGABALIN OR GABAPENTIN?

From the 1st April 2019, these medicines become controlled drugs. Therefore;

1.  You will need to pick up your prescription from the surgery (We can no longer send electronically). If a pharmacy collects your prescription, you will need to ask them each time to collect it.

2.  If you collect your prescription, you will need to sign for the prescription each time.

3.  The maximum quantity you will be given on prescription is 28 days’ supply.

 

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - is a new law introduced on 25th May 2018 and will apply even after the UK leaves the EU,  the new regulation determines how your personal data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights that you have in relation to your own data. Please see our GDPR page for more information.


CCG confirms prescribing of over the counter medicines is changing - Changes have been made in regards to prescriptions for Over The Counter Medication being issued by your GP, click here if you would like to read more


Facebook - We also now have a new Facebook page, this page is designed to keep you up to date with news and information from the practice and nationally. We hope you find our page useful and informative.




GP Registrar
 - We most recently welcome to join or team Dr Helen Berry who is currently in her first year of training and will be working in practice on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays


Hadrian Extra Care Hub - Haltwhistle Medical Group are working with other Practices in West Northumberland and we now have appointments available in the evening and at weekends in a central based hub. Click here for more information on services available

 


NHS 111 is Active in this Area - Contact 111 when the surgery is closed if you need medical help fast but is not a life-threatening emergency. If you do have a life-threatening emergency call 999


Friends and Family Test - You can now complete our Practice Friends and Family survey in the Practice or on-line.  We would appreciate your feedback and any comments you have.


Patient Telephone Numbers - Please can you check that your record is up to date with your current landline and mobile telephone numbers


Text Message Reminder Service - If you would like to be set up for our text message reminder service please let reception know your current mobile number to receive appointment booking confirmations and reminders via text.

 

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