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Gabapentin and Pregrabalin prescribing

Changes to the prescribing of Gabapentin and Pregabalin (brand names include Lyrica, Alzain, Neurontin)

In line with National guidance we are reviewing our prescribing of Gabapentin and Pregabalin, this is to ensure we are prescribing within the requirements of the NHS.

The National Guidance for the prescribing of Gabapentin and Pregabalin is changing and will come into effect from April 2019. These changes follow a government consultation because of concerns around misuse and will mean that these drugs become Controlled Drugs (CDs).

What does this mean for patients?

  • Prescriptions will expire 28 days from the date on the prescription
  • Any Pharmacy ‘owing’s’ must be collected by the expiry
  • Prescription quantities may be reduced to a maximum of 30 days
  • Repeat dispensing of these items will no longer be allowed
  • You will need proof of identity to collect from a pharmacy
  • You will need to sign when collecting your prescription from the pharmacy
  • Emergency supplies and loans cannot be made from pharmacies if you run out

Do I need to do anything?

  • Make sure you get any prescription you have dispensed and collected before the 1st April
  • If you are owed any medication from your pharmacy please collect this before the 1st April

For more information follow this link: https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/pregabalin-and-gabapentin-patient-handout.pdf


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Overdue Medication Reviews

With effect from December 3rd we will introduce a revised process to manage patients with overdue medication reviews.

Details can be found by clicking here

CQC audit - report available now

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have completed their audit of the practice and have rated us GOOD in all areas.

This is an excellent achievement and we are very proud of the result. As always we will strive to be even better going forward during an ever changing NHS environment but we will always do our utmost to ensure the patient remains at the center of all we do.

To view the report please click HERE

Regards

Dr's Felllows, Collie and Crisp

Have your say with a member of the management team

COMPLAINTS AND FEEDBACK REVIEW CLINICS

We are always very keen to hear the views of our patients and services users and their families. We are planning to run a session regularly to give you the opportunity to come along and talk to a member of the Management team and the Chair of our Patient Participation Group (PPG), giving you the opportunity to talk to us about our services.

The Chair of the PPG is bound by confidentiality but if you prefer that she does not take part in the discussion please just let us know.

You will be able to book this directly in ½ hour slots if you have online access, or call/attend the surgery to ask a member of staff to book you into this.

We are aiming for the first of these sessions to take place on Tuesday 24th July 2018 between midday and 1.00pm.

I look forward to meeting you and hearing your views and thoughts.

VERYAN BURCHAM

Business Manager

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

With effect from 25th May 2018 changes to the Data Protection regulations take effect. You may have heard or read about these already and are aware that this affects everyone in the UK as well as the wider European community.

We, along with every other provider of care, have produced new Privacy Notices which explains the type of data we hold about you and how we use this information to provide your care.

We will be providing folders in each waiting room detailing the new Privacy Notices.

You can also find them by clicking here.

Join the team at East Shore

Click here for details of current vacancies at the East Shore Partnership

EXTENDED ACCESS SERVICE

Need a GP on Saturday?

Portsmouth Primary Care Alliance is offering a same day access GP service on Saturdays and weekday evenings between 6.30pm – 8pm.

If you think you need to see a GP outside of routine opening hours simply call your practice and follow the instructions given. One of our doctors will call you back and if you need to be seen an appointment will be booked for you.


Direct access to the Physiotherapy service

From 30th October we will also be able to book patients directly in to the Physiotherapy triage service provided by Solent NHS allowing you to quickly be assessed.

You can also self refer by following this link: www.solent.nhs.uk/physioselfreferral

GP Earnings

The average pay for GPs working in East Shore Partnership in the last financial year was £38,556 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 7 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.

“NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised by 31 March 2018 at the latest. However, it should be noted that the prescribed method of calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice and should not be used for any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparisons with other practices.”

Our Surgeries

St Cuthbert’s Church
Hayling Avenue
Portsmouth
PO3 6BH
Tel: 023 9282 7132
Fax: 023 9282 7025

Milton Park Surgery
St Marys Health Campus
Milton Road
Portsmouth
PO3 6DW
Tel: 023 9282 7132
Fax: 023 9282 7025

Your Doctors Surgery in Portsmouth

Located in a central location with ample parking.


Location & Contact

Baffins Surgery
St Cuthbert’s Church
Hayling Avenue
Portsmouth
PO3 6BH
Tel: 023 9282 7132
Fax: 023 9282 7025

Opening Hours

Monday: 07.00 – 19.00
Tuesday: 08.00 – 18.30
Wednesday: 08.00 – 18.30
Thursday: 08.00 – 20:00
Friday: 07.00 – 18.30

Location and Contact

Milton Park Surgery
St Marys Health Campus
Milton Road
Portsmouth
PO3 6DW

Tel: 023 9282 7132
Fax: 023 9282 7025

Opening Hours

Monday: 08.00 – 18.30
Tuesday: 08.00 – 18.30
Wednesday: 08.00 – 18.30
Thursday: 08.00 – 18.30
Friday: 08.00 – 18.30