EPS4- New Prescription Services
Wellington Practice is now EPS4 live - this means that you can choose to have your prescription sent to the NHS Spine, so it will be available to any Pharmacy of your choice for them to download so you don't need to visit the surgery and it won't affect your usual Pharmacy nomination.
For example, we may opt to send your prescription in this way if you are unable to get an item due to stock availability at your usual pharmacy - so you don't need to change your nomination, because it's just a one off, making it easier for you to control. You will need your NHS number to hand to show the Pharmacy of your choice so they can access your prescription.
If you don't usually have a nominated Pharmacy, your prescription will be sent to the NHS Spine - please visit your chosen Pharmacy as normal and present your NHS number. The Pharmacy will be able to access your prescription. You are not tied down to a Pharmacy with this service.
Electronic Prescriptions are beneficial as we are able to track their progress in the supply chain with more ease. It also means you do not need to visit the surgery to physically collect a prescription - so it is a faster way to get your medication.
Coronavirus Track & Trace
Make Your Own Face Covering
Crisis Line for Young People
Midwife Continuity of Care Service
Patients can register for maternity care with the Farnham based continuity of carer team, Surrey Orchards via the Trust website https://bit.ly/3fwTA7s
Domestic Abuse Campaign
Find out how to get help if you or someone you know if a victim of domestic abuse: gov.uk/domestic-abuse
Please be aware of a number of scams aiming to take advantage of people during this uncertain time.
If anyone contacts you by telephone, claiming to be from a government organisation, do not give out any of your personal details.
Some common Coronavirus scams are offering or selling:
- virus testing kits- these are currently only available through the NHS
- vaccines or miracle cures- sadly these aren't available yet
- overpriced or fake goods to protect yourself
- home cleaning services- sadly there have been examples of burglars gaining access this way
There has also been reports of people being contacted by a company, advising the patient to 'shield' and gaining personal information.
If you are in any doubt over whether you need to 'shield', please contact us directly and we will be able to help you. If you receive a telephone call you are unsure of, please hang up straight away.
There is some further information regarding this from Ofcom: Advice for consumers: coronavirus scam calls and texts
Health Advice during Ramadan 2020
Please see below a number of link that provide information and advice during Ramadan 2020
PHE- Stay at Home for Ramadan
Muslim Council of Britain Guidance
Ramadan and Diabetes
Ramadan Health Guide
Guide for Parents- Who to Call if Your Child is Sick
Please see an updated guide which signposts parents to the most appropriate channel should your child become ill.
Who to Call
PLEASE READ- A Letter to Our Patients
A Letter to our Patients