Forge Medical Practice, Pallion Park, Pallion, Sunderland, SR4 6QETel: 0191 510 9393
PATIENT’S PRESCRIPTIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING GROUPS OF MEDICATION ARE BEING REVIEWED BY THE DOCTORS AT THE PRACTICE IN LINE WITH NHS GUIDELINES FOR COVID ADVICE WITH REGARD TO THE ADDED ADVERSE EFFECT THAT THESE TYPES OF DRUGS CAN HAVE IF YOU CONTRACT THE CORONA VIRUS.
BENZODIAZEPINES (SUCH AS DIAZEPAM)
HYPNOTICS (SUCH AS ZOPICLONE)
OPIATE MEDICINES INCLUDING CODIENE/TRAMADOL/MORPHINE
DOMESTIC ABUSE MESSAGE
Kooth.com - online support for young people
We would like to remind you of the availability of our online service to support the wellbeing and resilience of young people.
Kooth is a web based confidential support service available to young people aged 11-18 and to care leavers up to the age of 25 in Sunderland. Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support designed specifically for young people.
Kooth offers young people the opportunity to have a text-based conversation with a qualified counsellor. Counsellors are available from 12 noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10 pm at weekends, every day of the year on a drop-in basis. Young people can access regular booked online counselling sessions as needed. Outside counselling hours’, young people can message our team and receive support by the next day.
When young people register with Kooth they will have support available to them now and in the future. Support can be gained not only through optional counselling but through articles, forums and discussion boards. All content is age appropriate, clinically approved and fully moderated.
To find out more visit www.Kooth.com where young people can register and others can find out more about the service.
You can also view a short video about the service at: https://vimeo.com/318731977/a9f32c87de.
ThinkNinja is an App which is another option for 10-18 year olds to access to help with issues they may be struggling with during this stressful time. Link below.
FOR SELF HELP IN ILLNESS DURING THE WINTER MONTHS WHEN NHS SERVICES ARE VERY BUSY - PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW FOR ADVICE
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IF TESTS OR INVESTIGATIONS ARE REQUESTED BY A SPECIALIST OR CONSULTANT, THEN THE RESULTS OF THESE TESTS NEED TO BE OBTAINED FROM THE CONSULTANT OR SPECIALIST INVOLVED.
(See top ribbon 'Tests & Results' for more details)
SUNDERLAND SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN BOARD (SSCB) IS WORKING WITH PARTNERS ACROSS THE CITY TO RAISE AWARENESS OF GENERAL DOG SAFETY
PATIENT'S FAILING TO ATTEND APPOINTMENTS
We will start updating this information when surgery re-opens for regular face to face appointments.
If your long-term medication has been approved on a repeat prescription basis you can order in a number of ways:
Please note we do not accept requests for Repeat Medication over the telephone.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.
Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs). The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.