Self Care Week 12-18 November - 2018
“Choose Self Care for Life”
Please don’t ask your doctor for everyday medicines
In a follow up to the campaign earlier in the year we will be supporting the Norfolk and Waveney self-care campaign during self care week which runs between 12-18 November.
As part of the campaign people in Norfolk and Waveney are once again being urged not to ask their doctor for everyday medicines like paracetamol.
The new campaign is Inline with the new national guidelines which asks GPs to stop prescribing ‘over the counter medicines’ unless in exceptional clinical circumstances. Instead, people are being encouraged to buy them at a pharmacy or shop so that the NHS can spend the money it would otherwise cost on other, more clinically serious, areas of healthcare. If more people self-care for minor ailments, it could also free up important appointment time at GP practices.
View the CCGs policy on self-care
If you’re a student we recommend downloading the Student Self-Care App, just go to your App store and search for ‘Student Self Care’.
Members of the public wishing for further information or to comment should contact:
For Norwich, North Norfolk, South Norfolk and West Norfolk patients should call 01603 595857 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Great Yarmouth and Waveney patients should contact the PALS service by calling 01502 719567 or emailing GYWCCG.PALS@nhs.net
You can also follow the campaign on twitter @YourMED_YourNHS using hashtags #selfcare and #askyourpharmacist
Practice News Letter
November December 2018
Important Staff Changes
We would like you to join us in warmly welcoming our new Practice Manager David Morter.
We are happy to report Dr Mcintosh is back in the surgery and has restarted clinics.
The Future Of the NHS
As you may be aware we at Paston Surgery invest heavily into future generations of Doctors.
We are pleased to announce we have Dr Emily Player, who will be with us for 2 years as she continues her journey to become fully qualified GPs.
Dr Pedro Gonzalez has also joined us and will be at the surgery for 1 year as he continues his GP training as well.
Both are great additions to the team and we value their contribution whilst they is here with us.