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Your Medicines, Your NHS

Did you know every year in mid Essex an estimated £2 million of unused medicines are wasted?

In March 2019 the Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group launched a new campaign around reducing the amount of local medicine waste.

This waste means that people living in mid Essex do not benefit from additional services or treatments that this money could have been better spent on. The £2 million wasted on medicines each year could pay for 566 new hips, 139 more breast cancer drug treatment courses for or 61 more community nurses.

When patients receive medicines that are not intended for them or that have been discontinued, there is also a safety risk in that the medicine may be inadvertently taken by somebody else or taken by the patient without realising it is no longer required. So reducing the wastage of medicines benefits patients from a safety perspective as well as a cost perspective.

That’s why they have launched a campaign called ‘Your Medicines, Your NHS’ to make the public aware of all the big costs involved in prescriptions.

In the first phase of the campaign patients are being encouraged to open their prescription bag in the pharmacy and see if they still need all items in the bag, and if not to hand surplus items back to pharmacy staff before leaving. (If you notice you have surplus after you have left the pharmacy it cannot be returned for use by anyone else, even if it hasn’t been opened.) Patients can reorder the surplus items next time if they still need them.

Paula Wilkinson, Chief Pharmacist for Mid Essex CCG, said: “We are encouraging everyone to reduce medicines wastage. Things can change between putting in your request for repeat medicines and when you collect them and although you are taking your medicines as prescribed stocks may build up. So play your part – ‘Open the Bag’ and hand back any medicines that you do not need.

“The public can get involved by making a pledge to support the campaign or by sending out social media messages with relevant hashtags.’

The official hashtag is #YourMedicinesYourNHS – if you would like to support this campaign please tweet @MidEssexCCG using the official hashtag

 

PLEASE NOTE THE SURGERY IS NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENT REGISTRATIONS IN THE IMMEDIATE COGGESHALL AREA.  

SEE OUR NEW ONLINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING SERVICE

 
NB appropriate bookings with doctors include
Illness
Suspected illness
Follow up to previous appointment/lab results
Medication review.
 
Appropriate bookings with nurse:
Smears
Childhood/baby immunisations.
Pill check
Dressings, removal of sutures
Ear syringe
Suspected urinary infection
Travel immunisation
Chronic disease management
 
Minor surgery, coil removal or insertion CANNOT be booked online
 
If you need medical help outside surgery hours please ring 01376 561242 and you will be given the out of hours number for NHS 111 which is 111.  For real emergencies use Accident and Emergency.
Please try and use NHS services wisely, thank you.
 
 
STOP SMOKING CAMPAIGN - Provide the community service provider are working with the practice and will be contacting patients in regard to stop smoking.  If you need any help with stopping smoking Castle Pharmacy in Coggeshall also have their own advisors.
 

Extended Access

 

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People who live in mid-Essex now have access to extra evening and weekend NHS appointments at one of six EXTENDED ACCESS HUBS. From 1 July 2019 Coggeshall Surgery will no longer be commissioned to provide a local extended service on Wednesday evening but we can book an appointment for you to attend any of the extended access hubs located at:

 

Elizabeth Courtauld Surgery, Factory Lane West, Halstead, CO9 1EX

Monday to Friday 6.30pm to 8pm, Saturdays 8am to 1pm

 

North Chelmsford NHS Healthcare Centre, Sainsbury's, 2 White Hart Lane, Chelmsford, CM2 5EF

Monday to Friday 6.30pm to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am to 2pm

 

Mount Chambers Surgery, 92 Coggeshall Road, Braintree, CM7 9BY

Sunday 8am to 1pm

 

Douglas Grove Surgery, Douglas Grove, Witham, CM8 1TE

Saturday 8am to 2pm

 

Blackwater Medical Centre, Princes Road, Maldon, CM9 5GP

Monday to Friday 6.30pm to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am to 1pm

 

Greenwood Surgery, Tylers Ride, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5XD

Saturday 8am to 2pm

 

 

Appointments

All appointments are pre-bookable only (this is not a walk-in service). Appointments can be made through us or when the practice is closed you can call NHS 111 who will take you through their usual assessment and book an extended access appointment if appropriate. The extended access hubs are staffed by experienced GPs, nurses and other healthcare professionals who offer most of the routine services you might expect at this practice, such as smear tests.

 

If you need to cancel an extended access appointment you should call 07384 579479  

For more information please visit midessexccg.nhs.uk


 



 
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