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LATEST NEWS

SHIPPING MEDICALS

For further details please see our link below.  If you are having problems accessing ENG1 or Danish Medical  appointments via the telephone, please email us with your details to letters@saltashhc@nhs.net and we will call you back.

October 2018

The NHS is running the Stoptober campaign again this year.  Click here for more details.

September 2018

Flu vaccine appointments are now available to book for all eligible patients. Click here for more information.

Building work is now complete ahead of schedule and full use of the car park is available for our patients once again.  Thank you for everyone’s patience while the building work was being undertaken.  Work is now underway to furnish the 5 additional consulting rooms and get them up and running.  More updates to follow soon.

In August 237 patients failed to attend their appointments resulting in over 65 hours of wasted surgery time.  Please ring and cancel your appointment if you are not able to come to the surgery, so your appointment can be used by someone else.

July 2018

Patient Information Evening - if you were unable to attend, please click here for the presentation.

Be Clear on Cancer – for more details click here.

New Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Clinic starting soon.

June 2018

PLEASE BE AWARE THERE ARE BUILDING WORKS CURRENTLY UNDERWAY AT THE HEALTH CENTRE.  WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

Online Consultations

From Wednesday 13th June you will be able to consult with the surgery online, avoiding telephone calls, delays in getting an appointment and receive a prompt response.

Out of Hours
For urgent medical problems when the surgery is closed you can call NHS 111 on 111.

Extended Opening Hours

We are open on Monday evenings from 6.30 pm until 8.00 pm and Wednesday mornings from 7.00 am to 8.00 am.  Please note these appointments are for patients who are unable to attend during our normal opening hours.

Text Messaging

Missed appointments increase waiting times for all our patients.  To help improve our patient services, we will send you a FREE reminder via text before your appointment.  Should you no longer need your appointment early cancellation will enable us to provide care to another patient.  It couldn't be easier to register - simply provide your mobile phone number and a day or so before your next appointment you will receive a reminder detailing the date and time direct to your mobile phone.  Sign up now!  Never miss another appointment.

 

 

Over the counter medicines

Condition/Item

Example products

Probiotics

Probiotic sachets

Vitamins and Minerals

Vitamin B compound tablets, Vitamin C effervescent 1g tablets,

Multivitamin preparations.

Acute Sore Throat

Lozenges or throat sprays

Cold Sores

Antiviral cold sore cream

Conjunctivitis

Antimicrobial eye drops and eye ointment

Coughs and Colds and Nasal Congestion

Cough mixtures or linctus,

Saline nose drops,

Menthol vapour rubs,

Cold and flu capsules or sachets.

Cradle Cap

Emulsifying ointment,

 Shampoos

Haemorrhoids

Haemorrhoid creams, ointments and suppositories

Infant Colic

Simethicone suspensions

lactase drops

Mild Cystitis

Sodium bicarbonate or potassium citrate granules

Contact Dermatitis

Emollients,

Steroid creams

Dandruff

Antidandruff shampoos,

Antifungal shampoos

Diarrhoea (Adults)

Loperamide 2mg capsules

Rehydration sachets

Dry Eyes/Sore (tired) eyes

Eye drops for sore tired eyes

Hypromellose 0.3% eye drops

Earwax

Drops containing sodium bicarbonate,

Hydrogen peroxide, olive oil or almond oil

Excessive sweating (mild – moderate hyperhidrosis)

Aluminium chloride sprays, roll-ons, solutions

Head Lice

Creams or lotions for head lice

Indigestion and Heartburn

Antacid tablets or liquid

Ranitidine 150mg Tablets

OTC proton pump inhibitors e.g. omeprazole 10mg capsules.

Sodium alginate, calcium carbonate or sodium bicarbonate liquids

Infrequent Constipation

Bisacodyl tablets 5mg

Ispaghula Husk granules

Lactulose solution

Infrequent Migraines

Migraine tablets

Painkillers

Anti-sickness tablets

Insect bites and stings

 

Steroid creams or creams for itching

Mild Acne

Benzoyl peroxide products

Salicylic acid products

Mild Dry Skin

Emollient creams, ointments and lotions

Sunburn/Sun Protections

After sun cream

Sun creams

Mild to Moderate Hay fever/Seasonal Rhinitis

Antihistamine tablets or liquids.

Steroid nasal sprays

Sodium cromoglicate eye drops

Minor Burns and Scalds

Antiseptic Burns Cream,

Cooling burn gel.

Minor conditions associated with pain, discomfort and fever (e.g. aches and sprains, headache, period pain, back pain)

Paracetamol 500mg tablets,

Ibuprofen 400mg tablets

NSAID topical creams or gels

Paracetamol Suspension

Mouth Ulcers

Antimicrobial mouthwash

Nappy Rash

Nappy rash creams

Prevention of dental caries

Fluoride toothpastes

Mouthwashes

Ringworm/Athletes foot

Athlete’s Foot cream

Antifungal creams or sprays

Teething /Mild Toothache

Antiseptic pain relieving gel

Clove oil

Painkillers

Threadworms

Mebendazole 100mg tablets

Travel Sickness

Travel sickness tablets

Warts and Verrucae

Creams, gel, skin paints and medicated plasters containing salicylic acid

Dimethyl ether propane cold spray

 



 
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