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When We Are Closed

closedWhen the surgery is closed, please call 111.   

NHS 111

In the case of urgent need when the practice is closed you can call NHS 111. Your needs will be assessed and advice offered or arrangements made for you to see a doctor.

Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

NHS Health Help Now

An innovative new service is available to help you find the right treatment for health problems, especially when you are not sure what to do or who to contact.

Developed by Kent and Medway GPs, hospital doctors, paramedics and other health professionals, Health Help Now is a free to use web APP which can be used on a computer, tablet or smartphone. Access it online at www.healthhelpnow.nhs.uk

Twitter - @NHSHealthHelp / #healthhelpnow

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/nhshealthhelpnow

Littlebourne Dispensary

dispensary

Tel: 01227  721561   Email: littlebournedispensary@nhs.net 

We are able to dispense medication to most patients who live more than one mile from any dispensing pharmacy. Government regulations prevent us from offering this service to all patients.

Private Prescriptions can be dispensed for all patients for medication for travel abroad.

Repeat Prescriptions can be ordered in person, online or via email to: littlebournedispensary@nhs.net

Please allow 48 hours (2 working days) for collection of prescriptions. If you have your prescriptions dispensed by the Practice, please allow 3 working days.

Dispensing patients - requests made for medication before 11:30am will be ready for collection from 8:45am - see below:

Requests made by 11:30 am                    Ready for collection from 8:45am

Monday                                                       Thursday

Tuesday                                                       Friday

Wednesday                                                  Monday

Thursday                                                     Tuesday

Friday                                                         Wednesday

Managed Repeat Prescription Service

Are you on regular medication? Have you ever found yourself forgetting to reorder your medicine in time? Do you sometimes find it difficult to get to the surgery to hand in your repeat request?

If so, we can save you the trouble of having to make an extra trip to the surgery to order your medication each month and save you the worry of remembering to order before you run out. By using our managed repeat prescription service each time you come to the surgery to pick up your medication, you can order what you want for next time and leave the rest to us. We will give you a date to pick up the next month's medicines and they'll be waiting on the shelf for you.

Items are ordered well in advance so as well as saving you an extra trip to order your medicines there will be fewer occasions when you will be asked to return to pick up anything not in stock.

We'll let you know if your review is due or pass on any information the doctor wants you to know. If your medication changes or you need to change what you have ordered just let us know.

If you are interested in using the managed repeat service just ask any of the dispensary staff. You will just need to sign a consent form allowing us to hold your repeat slips and we'll take it from there.

Other Dispensary Services

Smoking Cessation

We provide a service offering advice and support to patients who want to give up smoking. Our Smoking Cessation Advisor offers one-to-one support and specialist advice tailored to your individual needs. Nicotine replacement therapy is available to help you quit. Results have shown that combined support can be up to four times more effective than willpower alone. If you would like more information, or wish to make an appointment, please speak to the receptionist.

Your Use of Medicines

All our dispensers are able to carry out a review of your medicines. This is particularly useful for those who take several medications or suffer from long-term illnesses. The service provides an opportunity for you to sit down with a dispenser and ask any questions related to your medication and to discuss any concerns or difficulties that you may be having.

Measuring & Fitting Compression Hosiery

If you have been prescribed compression hosiery, our dispensing team can assist with measuring and fitting.

For any advice on medication when the Dispensary is closed, or if you have a prescription to be dispensed, please visit your local pharmacy. If you have run out of medication the pharmacy may issue an emergency supply (at their discretion)

If you require an urgent prescription outside of normal surgery hours, please telephone the Out of Hours Service on 111 This organisation provides out of hours cover from 6.30 pm weekdays – 8 am the following morning, and all weekend and Bank Holidays.



 
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