Don’t swallow up your NHS - use it wisely this winter
Every time you visit your GP it costs the NHS £45*
You can treat minor winter illnesses such as colds and coughs, sore throats, and upset stomachs easily at home with medicines, which you can easily buy at low cost from your local pharmacy.
So be prepared and stock up on winter essentials today:
pain relief (paracetamol)
cough and sore throat remedies
first aid kit
upset stomach treatment
heartburn and indigestion treatment
Having these winter essentials at hand will not only save you time and help you to feel better quicker, but help save the NHS much needed resources.
Your local pharmacist can also offer you advice and guidance on the best treatment for you – no appointment needed. Pharmacists are available on every high street and in supermarkets with many open evenings and weekends.
*£45 is the average cost for GP consultation time, cost of the medication, and dispensing fee.
Order Repeat Prescriptions, Book/Cancel Appointments and Access your Medical Record Online
The service is run by TPP SystmOne, the Company that provides our practice software. The system has been accredited by NHS Connecting for Health as secure.
You will need to be registered to use this service.
For more details and to apply to use this service click here.
NHS Health Checks
Aged 40 – 74? Get your free NHS Health Check
NHS Health Checks are now being provided across Cambridgeshire as part of a national health assessment programme. The programme aims to help spot early warning signs or certain health conditions and provide peace of mind. It lets you take control of your health, and enjoy life for longer.
A Quick Video Guide to NHS Services
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group has produced a new animation video to help local residents choose the right NHS service for their illness or injury. The short video guides viewers through local services available - self care, pharmacies, GPs, NHS 111, and Urgent Care Centres - emphasising the importance of ensuring A&E is kept free for life-threatening conditions and emergencies.
Patients Participation Group - New member applications welcome
Locally known as "The Parson Drove Patient Group"
Works to forge a link between the practice and the patients in an open two way flow of communication. Meeting regularly approximately once a month, to discuss whats happening in the NHS, local heath service issues affecting local patients, services to be commissioned, developing and running the patient surveys. Whats happening at this practice.
A member of our group is also the Patient representative on the Local Commissioning Group Board, and is keen to hear your views and experiences of services locally within the NHS.
Any patient of Parson Drove Surgery with time, enthusiasm and commitment can apply to become a member of the Parson Drove Patient Group. Application forms available at the Reception. When a position becomes available in the group new member applications will be actioned.