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Did Not Attend (DNA) Appointments – November 2018

Wasted Appointments – November 2018 In November, Branch End Surgery had a total of 56 DNA (Did Not Attend) appointments. Last year November 2017 the total amount of DNA appointments was 43. Each of these non-attended appointments has prevented us from seeing another patient instead and wasted valuable GP time. We operate an on the […]

Over the Counter Medicines

Minor Ailments Policy – OTC (Over the Counter) Medicines Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group is recommending that medications available over the counter are not usually prescribed by GPs.   The recommendation is that “your NHS GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor […]