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Try the New NHS App

If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.  

You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.
If you already use www.patientaccess.com you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well. For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp
 
Out of area registration scheme
The out of area registration scheme launched by the government is voluntary and this practice has chosen to participate in this scheme. This means we are  able to register patients living outside our catchment area, however this is discretionary and may not be appropriate for all patients. Please speak to one of our receptionists for more information

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Changes to prescribing and other services

In order to protect funding our most essential health services - things like cancer care, emergency care, life threatening conditions and mental health services - GPs across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge are making further changes to prescribing and other NHS services. From January 2018 we will be:

 Stopping prescribing over the counter sleeping tablets, sunscreens, anti-malarial medicines

Stopping certain ‘non-essential’ procedures

Restricting who is eligible for cataract surgery and podiatry.

Like many areas across the country, we are faced with some very difficult choices to protect essential health services. The care and treatment that we provide every day for patients is funded by taxpayers’ money. That’s why we have a duty to spend it wisely, to make sure we get the best value we possibly can for every penny – especially when NHS funding is being severely squeezed and we are seeing more patients with more complex health issues than ever before.

Why are we doing this?

Like many areas across the country, we are faced with some very difficult choices to protect essential health services. The care and treatment that we provide every day for patients is funded by taxpayers’ money. That’s why we have a duty to spend it wisely, to make sure we get the best value we possibly can for every penny – especially when NHS funding is being severely squeezed and we are seeing more patients with more complex health issues than ever before.

To protect essential services in our area we have to make savings of £55 million and we must look at further reducing spending now. Local clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) recently held an eight week public consultation talking about some of the things we thought we could save money on.

A full breakdown of the proposals and what was approved is attached and is also now available on our websites:

www.barkingdagenhamccg.nhs.uk/spending-wisely

www.haveringccg.nhs.uk/spending-wisely

www.redbridgeccg.nhs.uk/spending-wisely

Unfortunately, no change is not an option, and it’s up to us – with the public’s help - to get the local NHS onto a secure and sustainable footing to make sure we can maintain those vital services for you and your families.

The areas of NHS spend listed above add up to around savings of up to £3.75 million a year. These are services and treatments that aren’t life threatening, as we want to make sure that local people will always be able to get treatment for conditions like cancer, heart disease and serious mental illness.

We know some of these decisions won’t be popular, but we have to look at where we can save money so we can protect priority, lifesaving services for all.

Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Groups

Wasted Medicine

Is everyone's responsibility and there are small changes you can make to help reduce the amount of medicine being wasted. These savings could be reinvested into more front line care and services that benefit all. Unused medication cannot be recycled. It must be thrown away, whether or not the packaging has been opened.

DID YOU KNOW:

Unused prescription medication cost the NHS in the UK an estimated £300million each year. This could pay for........ 11,778 More Community Nurses or 80,906 MORE Hip Replacements or 312.175 MORE Cataract Operations or more drug treatments courses for breast cancer or Alzheimer's.

Only Order the medication that you require, and never over order.

For more information on: Medication Wastage please click on the:http://www.medicinewaste.com/

Leaflet:  Medication Wastage: Please use link below: http://www.manageyourmedicines.co.uk/docs/NHS_MedicineWaste_6page_leaflet_Web.pdf

 

 
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