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28 day Prescriptions

Following national guidance, we are changing our prescription policy to only prescribe medicines for a maximum of 28 days at a time.

The benefits are:

  1. More opportunity to review your medicines regularly, which is especially important for long term conditions such as diabetes.
  2. Companies manufacture most medicines in 28 day packs. These have patient leaflets inside and ideally they should be supplied to you as a complete pack. These packs also allow you to check that you have taken all your medication.
  3. Less waste by ensuring that when medicines are stopped/or changed, only the remainder of the 28 day pack will be discarded.

If you have to pay for your prescriptions, you may be able to save money with a Prescription Prepayment Certificate.

For more information on prepayment certificates, contact the NHS Business Services Authority on 0845 850 0030 or visit www.nhsba.nhs.uk

Repeat Dispensing

This is a new way of getting your medicines without having to ask the surgery for a prescription each time.

We will give you up to twelve prescriptions at a time that will be sent electronically to your chosen pharmacy. You can then collect your prescriptions form the pharmacist, without having to come to the surgery.

Your pharmacist will inform you when you have been given you last prescription form the ‘batch’ issued by the surgery, and at that point, you will be asked to contact the surgery for a medication review, this can be done by telephone.

Once you have had your medication review, a further ‘batch’ of prescriptions will be sent to your pharmacy for them to dispense to you.

Please ask your pharmacist for further advice and guidance

Thank you

Long Lane Surgery


 Directly Bookable Adult Physiotherapy Service

We have a new scheme to access physiotherapy services.  Patients aged 16+ can now self-refer, using the telephone number 01509 564379. A call handler will take the details of your problem and a trained physio will call you back within 2-3 working days with a management plan.  Phone lines are open from 9:30am-12:20pm.

Help when you need it most

Let's Talk-Wellbeing is a service that provides psychological assessment and treatment for what are known as mild to moderate common mental health problems, which 1 in 4 of us will suffer with at some stage in our lives.

It is normal to experience changes in your mood and behaviour at times of stress and emotional upset. Your physical health may also affect your mood and stress levels. If these changes continue to affect you, then the Let's Talk-Wellbeing service could help.  To access this service follow the link below to a self-referral portal:

Self Referral Online Form

  • Alternatively: Call us on 0115 8760157
  • or Download and print Self- Referral Leaflet form for the Leicestershire and Rutland Let's Talk-Wellbeing Service and post to:

          Let's Talk–Wellbeing
          Bank Court, Weldon Road
          Loughborough
          Leicestershire
          LE11 5RF

Further information and self help leaflets are available http://www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/information-leaflets-for-leicestershire-rutland


QuitReady here to help if you are ready to quit smoking

 
Quit Ready Leicestershire offers free and confidential text, phone and web chat advice and, for more details, visit Quit Ready or call 0345 646 66 66.

Advisors from Quit Ready Leicestershire will be in touch - via telephone, text message, web chat or email - to offer support on a weekly basis during the 12-week programme to ensure people have the best possible chance of staying smoke-free. The service runs from Mondays to Fridays (9am to 7pm) and on Saturdays (10am-2pm).

Feet Referrals

Podiatry services aim to keep the population mobile, help users keep their independence and maintain their quality of life by providing an expert and complete range of foot and lower limb care, for those with a clinical, medical and/or physical need. This can range from corn, callous and nail treatment to the extremely specialised ‘high risk’ cases such as diabetic foot ulcer care, nail surgery, complex biomechanical assessment and treatment, through to provision of insoles and orthotics.

To refer yourself electronically please click on the link below.

Podiatry link

For paper referrals , Please download the application form; print, complete and return to address indicated:

PodiatryReferralForm

 
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