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City Wellbeing Merger - Patient letter

Frequently Asked Questions City Wellbeing Practice

Please do not contact your GP for a COVID-19 vaccine

The first phase of the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme has started. When it is the right time you will receive an invitation to come forward. For most people this will be a letter, either from your GP or the national NHS. This letter will include all the information you will need to book appointments, including your NHS number. Please do not contact the NHS to get an appointment until you get this letter. Information on the vaccine is available here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

Prescribing Policy

It is in all patients’ interests that doctors reserve their prescribing power for important medicines which cannot be obtained without prescription. We do not prescribe household remedies that can be bought from pharmacies, and ask that you treat yourself for minor self-limiting ailments like colds. Please do not ask for prescriptions for paracetamol, simple creams, linctuses and similar items.

Antibiotics

Please understand that the use of antibiotics is limited to those cases where these drugs are essential. In your own interest, please do not expect antibiotics for colds or ‘flu. Please consult your dentist for dental infections.

Addictive Drugs

As is against good medical practice to prescribe tranquillisers or sleeping pills, Tower Medical Centre has a robust policy of not prescribing such drugs.

 
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