IMPROVED ACCESS SERVICE IN HIGH WYCOMBE
Improved Access High Wycombe
Doctors have been asked not to prescribe medicines for minor ailments like paracetamol or ibuprofen *
Doctors have been asked not prescribe a list of medicines for minor ailments. These medicines can be bought from a pharmacy or supermarket.
This includes patients who get FREE prescriptions.
The minor ailments are:
New sore throat, Conjunctivitis, Coughs, colds and congestion, Cradle cap, Dandruff, Diarrhoea (adults), Dry eyes/sore tire eyes, Earwax, Unusual sweating, Piles, Headlice, Indigestion and heartburn, Child colic, Occasional cold sores, Occasional constipation, Occasional migraine, Insect bites and stings, Mild acne, Minor burns and scalds, Mild cystitis, Mild dry skin, Mild irritant dermatitis, Mild to moderate hay fever, Minor pain, discomfort and fever (eg aches and sprains, headache, period pain, back pain), Mouth ulcers, Nappy rash, Thrush in the mouth, Prevention of tooth decay, Ringworm/athletes foot, Sunburn, Sun protection, Teething/mild toothache, Threadworms, Travel sickness, Warts and verrucae
Community pharmacists are trained to offer help and advise on minor ailments. They will help you if you visit your local pharmacy.
Further information about this is available at: www.buckinghamshireccg.nhs.uk/otc
A patient information leaflet is available at: www.england.nhs.uk/publication/prescribing-of-over-medicines-is-changing
NEW PATIENT REGISTRATIONS
We are currently registering new patients.
We have different registration packs at Reception for adults and children under the age of 16. We require two forms of identification for adults one with a picture on ie: passport or driving license and another with address ie: mortgage/rent agreement or bank statement. For children under the age of 16 we require the full birth certificate. There is a full list of what we can accept at Reception.
PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP
We are looking for new members for our Patient Participation Group (PPG).
Ideally the group will meet virtually (by email), with 1 or 2 meetings during the year with the practice team.
We also need 'friends of carrington' who can be called upon when the PPG need volunteers for fundraising; patient transport or to help collect feedback from surveys.
If you are interested please email your name and contact details to email@example.com; explaining to what level you would like to be involved.
With patient’s needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.