Helping you look after yourself this winter
By being prepared and making the right choices this winter, you will be better placed to stay healthy, keep control of your health and wellbeing and get the right care for you and your family when you need it.
The NHS will feel better too. If more people are able to meet their own needs that will ease the pressure on health services and help to make sure the right care is available when people really need it.
Where to find help - phone:
- Call 111 for health advice 24/7
- Community transport hub tel. 0800 085 8480
Where to find help - websites:
A Summary Care Record is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.
From February 2014 Healthcare staff will be able to access this information when caring for you in an emergency or when your GP practice is closed.
The Cross Keys Practice will be going live with EPS2 on Wednesday 5th March 2014.
EPS2 allows patients to nominate a chosen pharmacy to receive their prescriptions electronically instead of using paper prescriptions. You can nominate a pharmacy either by telling a member of the pharmacy staff, or by completing a form at reception. You are free to change your pharmacy whenever you like. You can also collect your medication whilst on holiday as all pharmacies have the ability to download your prescription. All you need to do is tell them your nominated pharmacy.
The Practice uses an electronic system to request the script, the doctor signs it electronically and sends it electronically to the pharmacy over a secure network. They then download the prescription and dispense the medication. No more bits of paper, no lost prescriptions and a clear audit trail.
You can read more here.
Unfortunately not all prescriptions are able to be sent electronically. Any private prescriptions, controlled drugs prescriptions etc. must be collected from the surgery.