Electronic Prescription Service
The NHS has introduced a new way to get your medicines and from the 16th September 2015 Mayfield Medical Centre is moving to Electronic Prescribing.
Electronic prescribing is an NHS service that allows patients to choose to have their prescriptions sent electronically to a nominated pharmacist. You will no longer need to collect your repeat prescriptions from the Practice.
Instead we will send your prescription electronically to your chosen Pharmacy, saving you time.
You must choose the pharmacist and give them your consent to receive your electronic prescription automatically. When you have nominated the pharmacy this will automatically appear on your medical record. This service will be most useful for you if you have repeat prescriptions.
For more information please visit your local Pharmacist or visit www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients.
Are you aged 70, 71, 72, 78 or 79 (at 01/09/15)?
If so then you are eligible for the shingles vaccination.
Please see a member of the reception team make an appointment with one of our
The new flu season starts from 1st September 2015, you are eligible for vaccination is you are:
Child aged 2,3 or 4 (DOB between 01.09.2010 and 31.08.2013)
This year we will be offering drop in sessions to attend the surgery for the jab, invitations to these sessions are being sent via letter
Read the latest issue of the Mayfield Newsletter, Issue 2 - June 2015: Issue 2 June 2015
Did you know, you can go to your local pharmacy for advice? Your pharmacist is there to help and can give quick, friendly advice and treatment for the following:
•Blocked Nose, Sore Throat, Ear Ache, Fever, Cough or Cold, Teething Pain, Athletes Foot, Thrush, Cold sores, Hayfever........
You do not need an appointment, you can go any time the pharmacy is open.
NHS 111 -
is a free telephone service introduced nationally to make it easier for people to access local health and social care services when they have an urgent need. In Yorkshire and the Humber, this service will be provided by Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) NHS Trust. It will supersede the NHS Direct telephone service (0845 46 47), and will provide a general number for people to call when their need is urgent but not considered life-threatening (999).
It will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 (366 in a leap year) days a year. Calls from mobiles and landlines are free
You can order your prescriptions online, by post or by dropping in your counterfoil. Alternatively you can ring the following chemists to arrange your repeat medication: Cohens, Rowlands or Boots (Clayton Rd).
Please allow 2 working days for your prescription to be processed.
Please order in plenty of time and do not allow yourself to run out of medication.
SMS: We now offer a system for informing you of your blood/sample and X ray results. If you have a mobile phone we will send a text message sent to your mobile with your results. If you wish to "opt out" of this service please ask reception for details. If you do not consent then please ring the surgery between 1pm and 6pm, Monday to Friday and to speak to a receptionist regarding your results.
Online Services: You can now login securely and book, view or cancel your appointments and order repeat prescriptions from home. Please ask reception for details.
Self Care Week is the national annual campaign to raise awareness of how people can take care of their own health whether it is to prevent disease or illness, understand how to look after minor ailments or how to manage long term conditions.
Self care means keeping fit and healthy, as well as knowing how to take medicines, treat minor ailments and seek help when you need it. If you have a long-term condition, self care is about understanding that condition and how to live with it.
Most common winter ailments such as colds, sore throat, cough, sinusitis or earache can’t be treated with antibiotics. Alternatives would be to rest, drink plenty of fluids, take pain relief such as Paracetamol or Ibuprofen.
Ask your pharmacist for advice on getting the relief you need and what medicines should be in your cabinet to help you get through the winter season.