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Please ask if you would like a chaperone present during your examination or procedure. 


Evening surgeries: Don't forget we are open for routine prebooked appointments on Tuesday evenings between 18.30hrs and 20.30 hrs - contact reception for an appointment. 


Help us to plan and prioritise areas for the practice to develop and improve by joining the Mayflower medical Centre Patient Participation Group (PPG). To join email mayflower.ppg@nhs.net. (Please do not use this email for other reasons because it is not checked daily)


After a very positive response from our PPG meeting and results from our survey, we have decided to continue with our telephone triage appointment system until further notice. We continue to welcome your comments or suggestions regarding this system.


 

Restricted Prescribing List

NHS North East Essex has asked GPs to reduce their prescribing of the following medicines:

- Pain killers for minor aches and pains  - Cough and cold remedies

- Tonics, vitamins & health supplements - Travel medicines

- Antiperspirants  - Treatments for non-serious constipation or diarrhoea

- Treatments for minor acne and minor nail infections • Threadworm tablets

- Lozenges, throat sprays, mouthwashes & gargles

- Creams, gels & Tubigrip for sprains, sports injuries, bruising, tattoos & varicose veins

- Athlete’s foot creams and powders - Ear wax removers - Slimming preparations

- Barrier creams for nappy rash - Creams for female facial hair

- Head lice lotions and shampoos

- Moisturisers & bath additives for minor dry skin conditions

- Hay fever preparations  - Ear wax removers      - Indigestion remedies

- Foods and toilet preparations where not clinically indicated e.g. gluten free foods, sip feeds, soya milks and sun creams

Why? This decision has been taken because:

  • Many of these products are cheap to buy and are readily available from  pharmacies, shops and supermarkets (which are often open until late)
  • Some of them do not actually work very well, e.g. cough syrups
  • This money could be better spent on treating more serious conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
 
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