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Community Support Meeting - 17th Nov

For people who have been affected by the recent events at Eaveslea. See 'What's on in the community' for more information.

Vacancy for a 2 -3 session salaried GP
Please see staff vacancies for further details

Staff Changes
We have a couple of new staff joined us recently. See Latest News to find out who they are.

Consultation on Gluten Free and Over The Counter Medications
See Dispensary News for more information

Dispensary News

Morecambe Bay CCG are currently holding consultation on their proposal to stop prescribing Gluten Free Products and Over The Counter Medications. The CCG welcome your views. Click the link below to find out more. 

Proposals for the prescribing of Gluten Free and OTC Medications


We would like to remind patients that requests for medication can be left on our answerphone line (015242 72510) and these are picked up several times a day.  Alternatively, prescriptions can be ordered online (see the repeat prescriptions page) or the repeat slip being put in the box in the reception at Kirkby Lonsdale.

We ask for 2 working days to process your request. Please refer to the prescription waiting times on the repeat prescription page for more information. These are also displayed in the waiting room at Kirkby Lonsdale and Hornby

If we can reduce the number of telephone interruptions it will enable us to have all prescriptions ready within 2 working days and will also help us to maintain concentration which is important when we are dispensing drugs. It will also reduce the number of phone calls coming into reception so you should be able to get through to the surgery more easily when you need to speak to us.


Paracetamol Campaign

Paracetamol is a common pain killer that can be bought over the counter. A box of paracetamol on prescription costs the NHS approximately four times as much as it does to buy over the counter at a pharmacy or supermarket.  Due to the large number of people requesting paracetamol for OCCASIONAL use, we encourage patients to purchase supplies from a pharmacy or supermarket. Patients who are prescribed paracetamol and take on a REGULAR basis are not expected to purchase over the counter. 

If you do NOT normally pay a prescription charge, pharmacists (within South Lakes) are able to provide you with advice and/or medications for minor conditions FREE of charge. 

Below is a link the poster we are using for our campaign within the surgery:

Paracetamol Information Poster



 
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