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Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS)

Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) The Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) integrates Community Pharmacists into primary care. This means for patients that same-day appointments with Community Pharmacists are available for a range of minor ailments or urgent supplies of regular medication. The service gives patients quicker access to Pharmacists and their expert knowledge and alleviates … Continued

Two-week wait referrals

Two-week wait referrals An urgent two-week referral usually means that you will be offered an appointment with a hospital specialist within 2 weeks of your General Practitioner (GP), General Dental Practitioner (GDP) or Optometrist making the referral. Why am I being urgently referred? Your GP/GDP/Optometrist feels that you have symptoms that require investigation by a … Continued

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions 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. … Continued

Free Weight Management Help

A free, personalised 12-week programme to help manage your weight and feel healthier   Oviva Tier 2 Weight Management is a free service to help people in Newcastle lose weight and build healthy habits through specialist support over 12 weeks. Now it is even easier to start making a change. Anyone aged 18 or over … Continued

Data Sharing in the NHS

Data Sharing in the NHS   Patient data in the NHS is only ever shared for two reasons: to provide patients with the best possible care, and the planning and research needed to design health care services that suit patients.   Patient data is only ever shared within the NHS or with legitimate third parties who … Continued

Medicines A-Z

Medicines A to Z   Visit the Medicines A to Z page on the NHS website to find out about hundreds of types of medication.