Practice News

9th May

TICK AWARENESS

Please be aware of ticks if you are out enjoying our lovely countryside at the moment. Ticks are horrible little pests that enjoy munching not only on our pets, but on us as well. If they have burrowed in, they can't be left, so please be wise about what to do, if you or a family member are unfortunate enough to have one, and when to seek medical help and/or advice. Please get in touch if you need our nurses to advise.

Go to gov.uk HERE or for NHS information about Lyme Disease go to: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/lyme-disease/

For a downloadable leaflet click HERE

8th May

JHOOTS PHARMACY in HOLSWORTHY

As we currently have no clarity about when Jhoots will be reopening in Holsworthy, we will try to assist anyone who usually uses Jhoots to get their regular medication.

 

FOR THE TIME BEING

**Any new prescriptions being ordered from Jhoots, will not be specifically allocated to them. The prescription will, therefore, be able to be collected from ANY pharmacy. As the prescription will need to be retrieved electronically by the pharmacy you visit, and the medications made up, please be prepared to wait.

 

**If you have any prescriptions already ordered through Jhoots before the sudden closure, that need to be collected soon, these will need to be reordered. Please contact us BY EMAIL at rcmg.prescriptions@nhs.net, or by handing in a request note at our reception desks with the medications you require. Please note, we are unable to take prescription requests over the phone.

 

These measures are on a temporary basis. Please bear with us as we try to navigate through a very difficult situation for all. Thank you.

 

11th Apr

MAY BANK HOLIDAYS: one down, one to go!

Because we know these sometimes sneak in unannounced, we wanted to remind everyone that there are 2 Bank Holiday Mondays in May when the practices will be closed:

Monday May 6th and Monday May 27th.

Please ensure you take account of these closures when needing to order or collect prescriptions.

Visit our WHEN WE ARE CLOSED page for all information, medical and pharmacy options with links, if you need urgent medical advice and/or direction on those days.

10th Apr

PRESCRIPTION FEES went up on 1st MAY

Please be aware that, although there was a short reprieve from the usual increase in prescription charges in April, from 1st May 2024 they have now increased.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that from 1st May 2024, the NHS prescription charge will increase to £9.90 per item. The cost of prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) will also rise to:

  • £32.05 for a 3 month PPC
  • £114.50 for a 12 month PPC
  • £19.90 for a HRT PPC which covers these items.

PPCs offer savings for those needing any 4 or more prescription items in 3 months, or 12 or more items in a year.

For the full information from the government news release please go HERE

10th Jan

CLOSURE AFTERNOONS 2024

Our practices usually take 4 closure afternoons per year, for whole staff training. Practices will close at 1pm on those days, with on-site pharmacies at Boots and Avicenna staying open. Hatherleigh Dispensary will close from 1pm.

We have now taken 2 of those afternoons, with the last one being on Wednesday 15th May

Other planned closure afternoons for 2024 are: 

Tuesday 16th July

Tuesday 11th September (changed from previously posted October date)