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HEATWAVE ALERT

Hot weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients. To find out more about how to cope in hot weather please go here for the latest advice from NHS England.  More details about the weather alert is available on the MET Office website here


PRESCRIPTIONS NO LONGER ROUTINELY PRESCRIBED

The NHS spends approx. £569 million on prescriptions for medicines which could be purchased over the counter for a pharmacy. at a lower cost tan that which  would be incurred by the NHS.

In line with guidance from NHS  England the Brighton & Hove and High Weald Lews Havens CCGs are recommending GPs will no longer routinely prescribe medicines for common conditions which can be bought over the counter. For more information please see link :

https://www.brightonandhoveccg.nhs.uk/sites/btnccg/files/Advice%20for%20patients.pdf

Urgent Medical Help 7 Days a Week 24 Hours A Day

Need advice or treatment for an illness or injury that's urgent but isn't a hospital emergency?




Find out where to go and who to call in Brighton and Hove, any day of the week, 24 hours a day, by using this website's 'I'm looking for...' search.  




When you don't need to go to a hospital A&E department but you do need urgent medical attention or advice, there are lots of health services that can help in the city.  




By choosing services outside of hospital for conditions that aren't life-threatening, you can help save A&E for saving lives - and great choices make heroes!




“It’s not always easy to know what to do when you, your family or friends are ill or injured. Here you can see what health services can help, what times they are open, and where they are in the city" TV presenter Zoe Ball 




Please follow this link for more information.




http://www.wecouldbeheroes.nhs.uk/


 
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