NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR THE PRESCRIPTION TEAM
With effect from MONDAY 18TH MARCH 2019 the Prescription Team will have a new telephone number
10.30am - 1.00pm & 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Prescription Line Opening Hours
With effect from Monday 3rd December 2018 the prescription line opening hours will be: 10.30am - 1.00pm & 3.00pm - 5.00pm
From Monday 5th November 2018 Petrova Dixon will be working with the McKenzie Group Practice team and patients registered with the practice. She is employed by Hartlepool and Stockton Health and has been assigned to our practice as a Care Coordinator.
Prescribing of over the counter medicines is changing.
Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter (OTC) medicines for a range of minor health conditions.
Instead, over the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community.
The team of health professionals at your local pharmacy can offer help and clinical advice to manage minor health concerns and if your symptoms suggest it’s more serious, they’ll ensure you get the care you need.
Find out more about this change to prescription policy at nhs.uk/OTCmedicines
This applies to treatments for these conditions:
- Acute sore throat
- Coughs, colds and nasal congestion
- Cradle cap
- Diarrhoea (adults)
- Dry eyes/ sore tired eyes
- Excessive sweating
- Head lice
- Indigestion and heartburn
- Infant colic
- Infrequent cold sores of the lip
- Infrequent constipation
- Infrequent 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 (e.g. aches and sprains, headache, period pain, back pain)
- Mouth ulcers
- Nappy rash
- Oral thrush
- Prevention of tooth decay
- Ringworm/ athletes foot
- Sun protection
- Teething/ mild toothache
- Travel sickness
- Warts and verrucae