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PRACTICE DECISION ON FECKENHAM BRANCH CLOSURE

Our application to close the Feckenham Branch Surgery was approved by the local NHS and the last drop in surgery will be on the 24th April 2019.

We will continue to see patients from Feckenham and outlying villages at the main surgery and home visits for housebound patients will be available as before.

We understand the decision to close the service is an unpopular one however we stand by the compelling reasons we have highlighted during the consultation process.

Looking forward we are focusing on improving the overall service we offer patients. Patients who have rung recently will be aware we have the new modern phone system in place.

We have expanded the appointments available and now have Dr Asif doing a Tuesday afternoon surgery alongside his other sessions. This will offset the appointments we will be losing due to the closure.

Dr Twigg, Dr Meredith and Dr Ali also have sessions and Nazia Nazir our pharmacist is doing telephone and face to face medication reviews Monday to Thursday. Her “pharmacy appointments” can be booked directly by patients.

We will continue to monitor our appointments over the coming months to ensure we have good access and will continue to work with stakeholders and our Patient Participation Group which meets regularly.

If you have any comments please write to us at the surgery or through the comments and suggestions form on our website. www.theridgewaysurgery.co.uk

We plan to develop and add new services in the coming months and will make patients aware via posters and the various local parish magazines.

 

Prescribing Policies for Gluten-Free, Baby Formula & Over Counter items

Worcestershire CCG no longer supports prescribing of some of the following:

Prescribing Policy for Hay Fever Medication

Worcestershire CCG will no longer support the routine prescribing of medication for the treatment of hay fever which can be purchased 'over the counter'

In patients receiving repeat prescriptions for medication which is available to purchase over the counter a copy of the attached letter from CCG will be given to them explaining this and the medication will be removed from repeat prescription.

For children we are able to prescribe eye drops and antihistamines under the age of 6 and nasal sprays under the age of 18 as they are not available over the counter.

Hayfever Letter to Patients

 
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