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  • The surgery email address is: somccg.enquiries.lyngfordpark@nhs.net
  • We are asking ALL patients to please wear a face covering when attending the surgery for an appointment. This can be a mask, or a scarf/shawl that covers your nose and mouth. Thank you.
  • To reduce your chances of catching COVID-19 and reduce pressure on your local GP practice during this busy time, appointments will be carried out over the phone, through video consultations or online via our website Engage Consult, unless there is a clinical need for you to come into the practice. This will help minimise the risk while continuing to ensure people get the care and advice they need.
  • Please note: Following guidelines from NHS England our online appointment booking system has been temporarily disabled.
  • If you have concerns about the Coronavirus, please click on the link below with guidance for general public. Link: Coronavirus: Latest Information & Advice
  • General information on Coronavirus can be accessed at: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - NHS
  • In line with the NHS Long Term Plan, our fax machine will no longer be in use from 01.04.2020. Our secure email address, somccg.enquiries.lyngfordpark@nhs.net, can be used as an alternative way to contact us. 
  • The new Spring 2020 Newsletter is available here Lyngford Park Surgery Spring Newsletter. The practice autumn and spring newsletters from 2019 are available to read by clicking Lyngford Park Surgery Spring Newsletter and Autumn Newsletter
  • The practice now offers an appointment reminder service via text, for more information click here.
  • For more information about online consultations and queries scroll down or click here
  • Appointment Cancellation - To cancel an appointment simply text us on 07922037720 leaving your name and date of your appointment or ring our Reception Team on 01823 333355.
  • To view the updated practice privacy notice click here
  • Please note that the Private Travel Clinic service ceased with effect from 1 June 2017
  • You can also book appointments and order repeat medication online - ask at Reception. We want to offer you more choice and more convenience.
  • The practice offers appointments 5 days a week and up until 8pm on Tuesdays (and some Wednesdays) - Remember, you can book an appointment up to 6 weeks in advance.
  • Out of Hours - NHS 111 - This service is for when you need medical help fast but it is not a 999 emergency.

Self Care

Instead of receiving over-the-counter products (such as paracetamol or ibuprofen) for short-term, self-limiting conditions (see leaflet below) on prescription, patients will be encouraged to self-care and buy their own from their local pharmacy.

 

Rather than visiting their GP, most people can take care of themselves when they have a minor ailment through a combination of self-care and over-the-counter medications, which can be bought in supermarkets and shops as well as in pharmacies.

 

Please note that:

  • There are no plans to limit OTC medicines for people with long-term conditions
  • GPs will be able to prescribe in circumstances of clinical need
  • If symptoms persist, please book a GP appointment

 

Medicines for Self-Care

The following minor illnesses can be treated effectively and safely using over the counter medicines. Treatment for these conditions is no longer recommended on prescription. You can speak to your local pharmacy for advice.

 

·       Aches and Pains

·       Athletes Foot

·     Cold Sores

·       Colic

·       Constipation

·     Coughs and Colds

·       Dandruff

·       Diarrhoea

·     Mild Dry Skin

·       Fungal Nail Infections

·       Hayfever and Allergies

·       Headache and Migraine

·       Fungal Skin Infections – Ringworm

·       Sore Throat

·     Conditions which require food substitutes or supplementation without clear clinical need

·       Threadworm

·       Upset Stomach

·     Hemorrhoids (Piles)

·       Heartburn and Indigestion

·       Skin Rashes (Including Nappy Rash)

·       Varicose Veins

·       Teething and Toothache

·       Vaginal Thrush

    

·       Conditions which require vitamin, health supplements for prevention of deficiencies including complimentary medicines

·       Other skin complaints including acne, sun protection,  birthmarks, facial hair, bruising, tattoos and sweating

 

There are lots of benefits to self-care:

Expert Advice to Support You

Your local pharmacy can offer expert advice on a wide range of illnesses and you don't need to make an appointment. Your consultation will be confidential and discreet.

Save Yourself Time

There's no need to wait for a GP appointment - a lot of pharmacies are open late and at the weekend.

Save Your GP Time

Choosing to self-care can free up more GP time so they can spend more time with patients with more complex conditions.

Save the NHS money

Many of the items used to treat the conditions above are low cost and available from the pharmacist, and some are even available from your local shops and supermarkets. The money spent on those prescriptions, for minor illnesses, could be spent on treating more serious conditions.

Live Well NHS

For advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing

 



 
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