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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 Lewes 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


THE MENOPAUSE AND HRT

The menopause and HRT has had a lot of mention in the press in the past few weeks. For up to date and in depth information please click on this link to the Women's Health Concern website. This website is the patient arm of the British Menopause Society (BMS). They provide a confidential, independent service to advise, reassure and educate women of all ages about their gynaecological and sexual health, wellbeing and lifestyle concerns. They offer unbiased information – by telephone, email, printed factsheets, online and through symposia, seminars, meetings and in workshop's such as Living and loving well beyond 40…


SELF REFERRAL FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY INFORMATION

Patients can now self refer for physiotherapy without seeing a GP. Please click on this link for information: 

Physio Self Referral 

To complete the referral form please click: Referral Form


SELF REFERRAL FOR MENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION

The Wellbeing Service

The Wellbeing Service provides access to one-to-one talking therapies such as CBT, group therapy e.g. for managing stress and online guided self-help.  Click the link below to fill out a self referral form:

Click: Mental Health Self Referral

Guided Self-Care

Adults experiencing mild to moderate depression and anxiety can self-refer for guided self-help from a psychological wellbeing practitioner.

Click: Silver Cloud

Mental Health Rapid Response Service

If you feel you are not able to keep yourself safe, and do not need immediate medical assistance, you should contact the Mental Health Rapid Response Service which is able to offer immediate support:

 Call: 03003 040078 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Samaritans

Call: 116 123 (free number) or 01273 772277
Click: Brighton and Hove Samaritans
Visit: Samaritans, Dubarry House, Newtown Road, Hove,BN3 6AE

Sussex Mental Health Helpline

The Sussex Mental Healthline is a telephone service offering support and information to anyone experiencing mental health problems including stress, anxiety and depression. The service is also available to carers and healthcare professionals

Call: 03005 000101 (17:00 - 9:00 Monday to Friday and 24 hours at weekends and Bank Holidays)

Mental Health Information For Young People

Mental Health Information for Young People

There are lots of people and services in Brighton and Hove that can offer you free and confidential support and advice if you are

  • anxious
  • sad
  • being bullied
  • worried about a friend.

There are phone helplines, walk-in services where you don't need an appointment, and even free counselling sessions. Please follow this link for more information.

http://www.brightonandhoveccg.nhs.uk/your-local-services/mental-health-services/mental-health-information-young-people

Information for parents and carers

Having a child with mental health issues can be difficult and challenging for any parent or carer, but there is lots of help and support available for you and your child.

It is important not to blame yourself - mental health problems can affect anybody.  

Please follow this link for further information.

http://www.brightonandhoveccg.nhs.uk/your-local-services/mental-health-services/mental-health-information-parents-and-carers

The City Council and Clinical Commissioning Group want to find out what you think about local services that provide care and support for children and young people’s emotional and mental health difficulties. We also want to find out more about how young people today are using social media and your thoughts as parents/carers. We will give you information about where young people can go for help if they need it at the end of the survey.

Survey for parents/carers go here:

https://www.research.net/r/?sm=2xIKCRDcBysuSRCFttXCpsmieySXep447gSihzra7rE%3d

Survey for young people go here:

https://www.research.net/r/?sm=tXyjivaBmVyabt5USFKXRzwnrWbxi8Qw2hTh55jcTUY%3d



 
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