Newnham Surgery – Important information - Please Read
URGENT REPEAT MEDICINES SERVICE
This service is available at most community pharmacies county-wide. This allows patients who have run out of medication during out of hours (including weekends and Bank Holidays) to request urgent medication from a pharmacy without having to wait for the surgery to re-open. It must be stressed that this is for Urgent needs. The pharmacy will inform your regular GP that you have been issued with an urgent supply of medication. Below is a list of pharmacies in the FOD and Gloucester that offer this service:
This service is also available to temporary residents.
SPAM E-MAIL CLAIMING TO BE FROM NICE
Sir Andrew Dillon, NICE Chief Executive, said: “A spam email purporting to come from NICE is being sent to members of the public regarding cancer test results. This email is likely to cause distress to recipients since it advises that ‘test results' indicate they may have cancer. This malicious email is not from NICE and we are currently investigating its origin. We take this matter very seriously and have reported it to the police.”
NHS England has been alerted to a recent incident where a patient was contacted by someone claiming to work at Bradford on Avon Health Centre in Wiltshire. The caller stated that the patient’s prescription was ready for collection and could be delivered if debit / credit card payment details were provided. The patient was further advised that he needed to pay an additional cost following a change that had been made to the prescription.
If patients experience any similar requests for payment or have any concerns that they may have been targeted, please contact the police via Action Fraud on telephone number 0300 123 2040 or text phone 0300 123 2050. For further details on Action Fraud, please visit www.actionfraud.police.uk