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Commuter Clinic 

Our practice nurse will be holding an early morning clinic, from 7am, on the first Tuesday of every month for patients needing a chronic disease review i.e. annual asthma review or blood tests for diabetes. If you would like to book one of these appointments please contact reception.

Latest Newsletter

Spring 2018

Healthwatch Report

Click on the link below to view our recent Healthwatch report following their visit July 17:

https://www.healthwatchbrightonandhove.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Beaconsfield.pdf

 

Repeat prescriptions

Please note when ordering repeat prescriptions please do not order any more than two weeks in advance (unless there is a certain reason i.e. holiday, in which case please specify).

EPS - Electronic Prescription Service

The practice is now 'live' with EPS. Please read the attached patient information and if you would like to nominate a preferred pharmacy please contact them to arrange this.

EPS Patient Information.pdf

Friends & Family Test

Please take a minute to tell us about your last trip to the practice - Beaconsfield Medical Practice - Friends & Family Test

Under current legislation, the NHS’s duty of care ends when a person has been absent, or intends to be away from the United Kingdom for a period of more than 3 months. A supply of medications for up to three months can be made to allow the patient to find a prescriber at their destination. Two three month prescriptions would not be acceptable under current legislation. Patients who return to the UK for the purpose of obtaining medication, or who use a local proxy to request prescriptions on their behalf should be refused supply. Patients should be directed to local services in their country of residence with the offer of supplying appropriate medical notes and a list of current medicines to their qualified medical practitioner.

 

When a GP provides a prescription, they are responsible for any adverse events that occur as a result of taking the medicine, regardless of where the patient happens to be. So a doctor would be ill-advised to prescribe for a patient who they know will out of the country. GPs are also required to deregister a patient who they know or suspect to be residing outside the UK for three months or more, although in practice this never happens.

 

 

 
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