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Prescribing of over the counter medicines is changing.  Please click the link for further information. https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1a-over-the-counter-leaflet-v1.pdf

Bluebell Medical Centre is the new home for Middlesbrough's STAR GP Hub. Please click the link for further information New home announced for star GP hub . For queries regarding appointments with the service please contact your registered practice.  

GP opening hours have been extended for all GP practices in the South of Tees CCG area. 

To improve primary care services outside normal hours, patients can now access the South Tees Access and Response (STAR) service.

To see or speak to a clinician urgently between 6.30am and 9.30pm – Monday to Friday or 8am to 8pm weekends & Bank holidays please ring 111.

Please note that patients are unable to collect prescriptions or any other documents from this service, please continue to do so in normal surgery hours.     

Patients can now directly book an urgent STAR appointment via the online booking system, accessed by clicking on the following link: http://www.starappointment.co.uk/booking/

During normal hours patients should continue to contact Bluebell Medical Centre.

Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD)

REPEAT DISPENSING is a new service which is being applied to GP surgeries and pharmacies nationwide. It enables your GP practice to issue your repeat prescriptions up to 12 months in advance. Your medication will still be reviewed by your GP regularly and you will still go and collect your medication as normal from your nominated pharmacy either monthly or two monthly.

Repeat dispensing is a huge benefit to your GP practice, but it also has benefits for you:

Do you want to save time? Has your regular medication been the same for the past 6 months?

    • You do not have to remember to order it every month as your prescription has already been issued
    • If you forget your medication whilst on holiday in the UK, with your permission, your prescription can be retrieved from any system
    • Support your local GP surgery. Your GP will only need to sign one prescription per batch of medication, which in turn saves time and improves patient safety

If you are happy to go onto the REPEAT DISPENSING system, please follow the link below and hand the completed form to Reception

eRD Consent form

If you have any questions you can ask at your local pharmacy or enquire about it with the prescription clerk or Practice Pharmacist

‘Our practice is collaborating with NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) which is providing NHS numbers for those patients that may be suitable for electronic repeat dispensing prescriptions. The information is obtained from NHS prescriptions submitted to the NHSBSA. A member of our clinical team will contact these patients soon to explain the benefits of this service.’



 
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