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Littlebourne Surgery Temporary Closure

Unfortunately, do due to staff shortages and social distancing during these uncertain times we have had temporarily close Littlebourne Surgery to our patients. 

Please note: Repeat prescription requests can still be posted through the letter box for processing the usual way. However, please highlight from the list below how you prefer to collect your prescription when it is ready for collection by writing a note detailing your preferred option on the prescription request:

  1. Collect from a Nominated Pharmacy (our preferred option)
  2. Collect in person from Littlebourne Surgery
  3. Posted to your home address via first class post

If you have a health issue and need to speak to a clinician please telephone the surgery on 01227 721515, you will be triaged by a clinician and invited to attend one of our other two sites (Bridge Health Centre or London Road) if a face to face appointment is deemed neccessary.


 Cossington House Surgery Temporary Closure

Unfortunately, do due to staff shortages during these uncertain times we have had temporarily close Cossington House Surgery to our patients. 

Please note: Repeat prescription requests can still be posted through the letter box for processing the usual way. However, please highlight from the list below how you prefer to collect your prescription when it is ready for collection by writing a note detailing your preferred option on the prescription request:

  1. Collect from a Nominated Pharmacy
  2. Collect in person from London Road Surgery
  3. Posted to your home address via first class post

If you have a health issue and need to speak to a clinician please telephone the surgery on 01227 763377, you will be triaged by a clinician and invited to attend one of our other two sites (London Road or Bridge Health Centre) if a face to face appointment is deemed neccessary.

 Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this temporary arrangement may cause you

On behalf of the Partners thank you for your co-operation - Canterbury Medical Practice


COVID 19 - Medication Information 

As a practice, we recognise that supply of medication is crucial at this difficult time and that it is natural to feel anxious about any disruption. We are assured that no significant shortages are expected, and there are plans in place to maintain supplies. It's important that patients only order what they need at the usual time. There is no need to stockpile or order earlier than usual. This will help limit the pressure on our reception staff, dispensary and community pharmacies. If you are self-isolating, another adult can collect medication on your behalf - it doesn't need to be a relative. We will update patients as soon as possible if there any changes to prescription systems. Thank you for your co-operation

Littlebourne 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.littlebourne

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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