Dispensing update Dispensing News
- loss of dispensing to the Old Sarum and Longhedge area.
NHS England have recently conducted a rurality review of the Old Sarum and Longhedge Village areas. They have made the decision that this area with its growing housing development and increase in amenities has changed considerably since the last review and should now be considered part of Salisbury. As a result this area can no longer be considered rural and they have withdrawn the controlled locality status with a three months’ notice period.
Therefore this means that we will no longer be able to provide the medication to people living in the Old Sarum and Longhedge area.
All of our patients that are affected should have already received a letter from NHS England explaining this and will now need to have their prescriptions made up at a pharmacy. Please can you let the dispensary team know which Pharmacy you have decided to use so that they can arrange for your prescriptions to be sent to that Pharmacy. Please pass any complaints or concerns back to NHS England as explained in their letter.
Dispensing services and staff shortages
Unfortunately we are experiencing significant staff shortages in the dispensary at present.
As a result we will need to temporarily adjust the level of service we can provide as we will no longer be able to provide daily controlled drug collection at the Winterslow or Endless Street surgery sites and we cannot guarantee we will be able to provide acute prescriptions following appointments in the Winterslow or Endless Street sites for eligible patients.
The dispensary team are working extremely hard and we are actively trying to recruit new members of staff but this process does take some time.
We would be very grateful for your patience during this time.
Dr Sam Dominey, Dispensing Lead
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Evening & Weekend Appointments now available
Dr Judy Walters has decided to hang up her stethoscope and will finish clinical work at the end of June this year. Judy will remain a Partner at Three Chequers but her role will change to Clinical Director of the Sarum South Primary Care Network.
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