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Electronic Prescribing Services (EPS)

Electronic Prescribing Services (EPS)

East Shore Partnership is about to begin phase 4 of the EPS process.

For details of what this is and how it may affect you please click here

Bank Holiday - Portsmouth Pharmacies

May Day Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 2019 Spring Bank Holiday Monday 27th May 2019 Late Summer Holiday Monday 26th August 2019

Boots The Chemists 194 - 204 Commercial Road 023 92825248 10:30-16:30 10:30-16:30 10:30-16:30
Morrisons Pharmacy Commercial Centre Anchorage Road 02392 664176 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00
Tesco Instore Pharmacy Tesco Extra Clement Atlee Way 02392941031 12:00-16:00 12:00-16:00 12:00-16:00
Boots The Chemists 31/33 Palmerston Road Southsea 023 92821046 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00
Lloyds Pharmacy in Sainsburys Fitzherbert Road Farlington 02392 303004 09:00-17:00 09:00-17:00 Closed
Drayton Community Pharmacy 264B Havant Road Drayton 02393 070 624 10:00-22:00 10:00-22:00 10:00-22:00
Lalys Pharmacy 1 Guildhall Walk 023 9229 7293 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00
Asda Pharmacy The Bridge Shopping Centre Somers Road North 02392 841810 09:00-18:00 09:00-18:00 09:00-18:00
Lalys Pharmacy 6 London Road North End 02392 666625 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00
Boots The Chemists Unit 85a & B Gunwharf Quays 023 92750223 09:00-20:00 09:00-20:00 09:00-20:00


MMR Vaccination - not just for children

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This MMR vaccination catch-up campaign aims to prevent further measles outbreaks, following recent outbreaks in Wales. Speaking at the launch of the national MMR catch-up programme, Professor David Salisbury, director of immunisation at the Department of Health, said that the outbreaks in Wales had been "a wake-up call", and warned that "what is happening in Swansea could happen anywhere in England".

Low levels of vaccination in this generation were caused by an unsubstantiated scare about the MMR vaccine. The scare was based on an entirely discredited piece of research that claimed that MMR could trigger autism. The research has been proven to be worthless and Wakefield has been struck off the medical register for acting "dishonestly and irresponsibly" in his research and “bringing the medical profession into disrepute”.

Sadly, the damage had already been done – there was a drop in coverage rates (the proportion of people vaccinated against a disease) for measles and this has led to the disease becoming more widespread. In the first quarter of 2013, there were a record 587 cases in England.

Many people mistakenly assume that measles is a harmless childhood disease like chickenpox. This is not the case. Immunisation expert, Dr Mary Ramsey, said: “Measles is not a mild illness – it is very unpleasant and can lead to serious complications. Adults and children who are not immune because they missed 1 or all MMR doses when they were younger can have the MMR vaccine on the NHS at any age. This may include:

  • teenagers
  • adults
  • people travelling
  • women preparing for pregnancy
  • people exposed to measles during a measles outbreak

Over the coming months we will be contacting people that we suspect are not immune directly and inviting them into the surgery for the vaccination.

Further information can be found by clicking HERE

GP Earnings

The average pay for GPs working in East Shore Partnership in the last financial year was £68,712 before tax and National Insurance. This is for: 6 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 2019 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.”

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


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

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

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.


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