Data Sharing in the NHS Patient data in the NHS is only ever shared for two reasons: to provide patients with the best possible care, and the planning and research needed to design health care services that suit patients. Patient data is only ever shared within the NHS or with legitimate third parties who … Continued
Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) The Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) integrates Community Pharmacists into primary care. This means for patients that same-day appointments with Community Pharmacists are available for a range of minor ailments or urgent supplies of regular medication. The service gives patients quicker access to Pharmacists and their expert knowledge and alleviates … Continued
Two-week wait referrals An urgent two-week referral usually means that you will be offered an appointment with a hospital specialist within 2 weeks of your General Practitioner (GP), General Dental Practitioner (GDP) or Optometrist making the referral. Why am I being urgently referred? Your GP/GDP/Optometrist feels that you have symptoms that require investigation by a … Continued
Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs). The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. … Continued
A free, personalised 12-week programme to help manage your weight and feel healthier Oviva Tier 2 Weight Management is a free service to help people in Newcastle lose weight and build healthy habits through specialist support over 12 weeks. Now it is even easier to start making a change. Anyone aged 18 or over … Continued
Medicines A to Z Visit the Medicines A to Z page on the NHS website to find out about hundreds of types of medication.
What to do when you are unwell If you need medical advice, it might not always be obvious the best way to get it, especially if you’re unwell, in pain or in distress. We want to make it as simple as possible for you to get the right help as soon as possible. You can … Continued
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