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IMPORTANT  INFORMATION REGARDING

CHANGES TO COVID-19 MEDICATION DELIVERY SERVICE

 

On the 1st August 2020 the Government guidelines regarding shielded and vulnerable patients are being relaxed. This means that our extended delivery  service will stop from this date.

If you are currently using our extended service you will need to make other arrangements for collection. Alternatively, you can contact the Community Hub Service on 01482 393919 for assistance with collection and delivery.

To be eligible to continue to use our free Medication Home Delivery service you must fall into the  housebound category and have no other means of collecting your medication. Please get in touch with your dispensary if you feel this applies to  you.

Please note that deliveries to our community drop-off locations will continue as normal.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for using our extended COVID-19 Delivery Service over recent months. We hope it has been of help to you during this difficult time.

 

Summary Care Record

There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

 

Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.

Who can see it?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record. 

 

How do I know if I have one?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.

More Information

For further information visit the NHS Care records website

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