Community Pharmacy Referral Scheme
What is this new service about?
Very soon, when you call the practice, you will be asked about your symptoms. If they indicate that you can best be helped by a pharmacist, you will be offered a same day private consultation with a community pharmacist.
Community pharmacists have already successfully seen thousands of patients for a consultation for a minor illness, following a call to NHS 111. This new way of arranging consultations with the pharmacist by a GP practice, has been successfully piloted around the country.
Community Pharmacy Referral Scheme information
PEARS REFERRAL SCHEME
Have you got a sudden new eye problem? You can get this assessed free of charge at most local opticians If you are registered with a Kirklees or Calderdale GP and have a new acute eye problem, such as a red, painful eye, a foreign body in the eye or sudden deterioration of your vision, you can now get assessed at a number of local opticians’ practices. This means every optician participating in the PEARS scheme can examine and possibly treat you for the problem. If the optician finds your eye problem is more complicated, they will be able to refer you directly to the Ophthalmology department at the hospital. Please click on the link below to find our further information and a list of opticians who offer this service.
Pregnancy and Covid Vaccination
The COVID-19 vaccination is the best way to protect against the known risks of COVID-19 in pregnancy, including admission to intensive care and premature birth. It’s recommended by @RCObsGyn and @MidwivesRCM If you’re expecting and you haven’t had yours yet, make a booking @ nhs.uk/covidvaccine.
We are delighted to announce that we have a very talented doctor working at the practice called Dr Sophie Newton. Dr Newton has produced some wonderful educational videos which we hope our patients will enjoy and educate themselves too! Please click on the links below to view each video.
2. An Introduction To Lifestyle Medicine
7. PRE DIABETES
Please see the list below, of prescriptions that you can purchase directly over the counter. This is not only cheaper for you, but saves the NHS thousands of pounds each year too.
Advice on children's health: See below
Coronavirus: latest information and advice
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