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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)

Latest News

Welcome to St Luke’s Surgery


The NHS has started the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. When it is the right time for you to receive your vaccine, you will receive an invitation to come forward. Please do not contact the NHS to get an appointment until you are contacted.

The NHS is prioritising the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, starting with the over 80’s. Please be patient. When it is your turn to get the vaccine you will be contacted. This may be by phone or letter. You can find out more information about eligibility and wait times on the Governments website here


National flu letter sent to patients

 We have been made aware of a letter which has gone out to some patients from NHS England as part of the national reminder system, asking them to contact their practice to book a flu vaccination.  There appears to be a coding issue resulting in the letter being sent to some patients who are not in at risk groups. We apologise for any inconvenience caused but unfortunately we will be unable to administer the vaccine if you do not fall into any of the risk groups. 


FLU VACCINE FOR 50-64 YEAR OLDS

Please note that, if you are aged between 50 - 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine.  No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then.  This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first.  If you are aged 50 - 64 and are in a clinical at risk group which is eligible for the flue vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier. For further information click on the link below

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/flu-vaccination-why-you-are-being-asked-to-wait/flu-vaccine-supplies-and-why-you-need-to-wait-for-your-vaccine


NEW SERVICES

Patients can now self refer themselves to Physiotherapy with out the need to see a GP.  Please see link :-

Self Referal Info

Referral Form

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)


PRESCRIPTIONS NO LONGER ROUTINELY PRESCRIBED

The NHS spends approx. £569 million on prescriptions for medicines which could be purchased over the counter (OTC) from a pharmacy, petrol station or Supermarket, at a lower cost than that which would be incurred by the NHS. In line with guidance from NHS England, the Brighton and 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 click on the link below:

No Longer Routinely Prescribed

 
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