Gabapentin and Pregabalin
From Monday 11th March controlled drugs can be sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy. If you currently use the EPS (Electronic Prescribing Service) for your medications, however you have had to come into surgery to collect your controlled drug medications, this will be changing from the 11th March. Any controlled drug requests received in from the 11th March 2019* onwards the prescription will be sent directly to your pharmacy and you will no longer need to come into the surgery to collect a printed prescription.
For patients that do not use the EPS system then nothing has changed and you will still need to come into the surgery with ID to sign for and collect your prescription.
If you have any queries about this then please speak to your nominated pharmacy who will supply you with details on how to collect your controlled drug medication from them.
*Any request date stamped at the surgery prior to 11th March 2019 will be printed and not sent electronically.
Breast feeding welcome
You are welcome to breastfeed your baby here. You do not need to be a registered patient, you may be out and about and baby needs feeding, pop in and we will make you welcome. Whether you are happy to feed baby in a public area or prefer a more private location we will try to accommodate where we can. You can find out more information on the Breast Feeding Welcome Scheme at Breast Feeding Welcome
From the 1st January 2019 we will no longer be accepting or sending faxes.
Patient Survey 2018
We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete the Linthorpe Surgery 2018 Patient Survey. The questions have been designed with the help of our patient participation group and your answers will help us to continue to improve our services. Please click on the link below to complete the survey.
Patient Survery 2018
Practice boundary change
The application to change our practice boundary was accepted by NHS England and we will no longer be taking on patients with the following postcodes.
TS10, TS11, TS15, TS17, TS18, TS19 and TS23.
For those patients still registered with ourselves living in the above postcodes, you will not be removed from the practice list, however if you do move address to one of these postcodes in the future then you will be removed.
Prescribing of over the counter medicines is changing, please follow the link below to find out why.
Changes to prescribing over the counter medicines
Help us help you stay safe this winter
Winter conditions can be seriously bad for our health, especially for people aged 65 or over, and people with long-term conditions. We want to help protect you and those you care for, please follow the link below for useful information on staying safe this winter.
Help us help you
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