Medication monitoring

The Practice continuously monitors patients who take high-risk drugs. This is done by our pharmacist, Ali Abass, in conjunction with the doctors with Dr Windross as lead GP.

As a patient, you may be asked to come in for a blood test, to take blood pressure readings, or to have an appointment with a GP so we can continue prescribing safely for you.

Please look out for messages at the top of your repeat prescription asking you to do so.

Antibiotics

There is a widespread issue of antimicrobial resistance which may endanger patients who have a bacterial infection and are resistant to many antibiotics. The Practice therefore follows guidance from the CCG which highlights key areas of resistance and good prescribing practice. Please be patient while we send off samples to the hospital to check for bacterial infections before we unnecessarily prescribe antibiotics.

Public Health England (PHE) had a National Health Awareness day on November 5th 2019 for the "Keep Antibiotics Working" Campaign. This helped to raise awareness for the issue and reduce public demand.

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