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The POD now handles all repeat prescriptions for Dr Kulshrestha’s Summerfield Family Practice patients

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We are aware there are some issues being experienced by people trying to transition from the Healthy Start paper vouchers to the new digital system. In some cases, beneficiaries are being told they are not eligible and their applications are being rejected. This has been raised with the Department of Health & Social Care and this is their reply:

“The advice to beneficiaries that were rejected is still to reapply. Please send individual cases to of beneficiaries on paper vouchers being rejected in the online application system and ask for a resolution of their application and back payment.”

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As part of World Antibiotic Awareness Week (18 – 24 November), an Antibiotic Amnesty is being held to encourage people to return their unused or old antibiotics to any local pharmacy and help combat antimicrobial resistance.

Antibiotic Amnesty

Do you have any unused or old antibiotics at home? We are asking you to return them to any local pharmacy as part of an Antibiotic Amnesty in support World Antibiotic Awareness Week (18-24 November).

Antibiotics are important medicines for treating bacterial infections but the more they are used the more bacteria are able to find ways to survive the antibiotic. This is known as antibiotic resistance and is a huge threat to our future health. Without effective antibiotics many routine treatments will become increasingly dangerous. Setting broken bones, operations and treatments for cancer all rely on access to antibiotics that work.

You should only take antibiotics when they have been prescribed for you by a healthcare professional. Unless your doctor or nurse has specifically told you to, you should never save antibiotics for later, and never share them with others.

You can play your part in protecting antibiotics for the future by returning unused or old antibiotics to any local pharmacy.

Dr Kulshrestha’s Summerfield Family Practice is also encouraging all our staff and patients to become Antibiotic Guardians and choose a pledge to help protect these vital medicines.

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Your GP practice is open as normal, but certain measures are still in place to ensure vulnerable patients are kept safe.

GP services remain very busy, delivering more appointments than ever before. Telephone your GP practice and you will be advised accordingly and will receive a telephone or video appointment. Following this you will be advised of the next steps.

If you’re looking to order repeat prescriptions, you don’t need to call your GP practice to do this. You can now do this online or through the NHS App. Download the NHS App here.

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The British Society for Immunology aims to provide reliable, evidence-based information on immunity, COVID-19 and vaccines to help everyone make informed decisions about their health. To be more accessible to diverse communities, they have translated some public engagement resources, which explain different aspects of how vaccines work as well as answering common questions about COVID-19 vaccines. Currently, this is available in Arabic, Spanish and Yiddish. You can find these informative infographics online here: 

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Times are changing - Evening and weekend appointments now available

You can now book an appointment to see a GP, nurse or other healthcare professional in the evening or at the weekend. Speak to your practice receptionist or a member of the practice team to find out more visit or to book an appointment. 

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