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We are moving to electronic prescribing (EPS) in mid October. EPS makes it possible for your prescription to be sent electronically to the pharmacy or dispenser of your choice.  Please click on the EPS link on the right hand side for more information.


Our 2017 flu clinics are underway. Please make an appointment for a flu vaccination if you are in any of these categories:

Children aged 2 and 3 years;     Over 65s;     Pregnant women;    

Registered carers;     Care home residents;    

Aged 6 months to under 65 years and in a clinical risk group

Please click on our 2017-18 flu clinic page on the right hand side of the screen for further information.


UPDATED 17.10.17

No Hepatitis A nor combined Hepatitis A and Typhoid nor Tetanus vaccines

There is a global shortage of Hepatitis A vaccines. We do not have any stock of Hepatitis A nor combined Hepatitis A and Typhoid nor Tetanus vaccines at present. We are waiting for an update on when we will receive vaccines. The following options are recommended at the present time to get a Hepatitis A or combined Hepatitis A and Typhoid or tetanus vaccine:


Hearing Aid Battery provision – important changes

From June you will need a battery book to obtain hearing aid batteries. You can get a battery book by:

  • Emailing your name, date of birth and address with the subject of Battery Card to audiology.royalberkshire@nhs.net OR
  • By sending your details to Batteries, Audiology 3, Royal Berkshire Hospital, London Road, Reading, RG1 5AN OR
  • By collecting one at your next visit to the drop-in repairs or maintenance clinics

Chlamydia

Patients can access a free online chlamydia testing service at https://chlamydia.sexualhealthoxfordshire.nhs.uk/

Medication reviews

It is good practice for us to review patients who are taking regular medication at least once a year.  As the prescribers we have a responsibility to make sure that they are still working and that they are not causing side effects.  The review date is printed on the right hand side of the prescription form.

It would help us a lot if patients could book in for a medication review about that time.

If patients request medication after the review date without having been seen, we will send them a reminder.   If they still do not attend after several reminders, we will have to stop issuing prescriptions.

 
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