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Self Care Medicines.


The Medicine Optimisation Team of the Cambridgeshire CCG has instructed us to stop prescribing treatments that are available over the counter, inexpensive and used intermittently. This includes hay fever medication which we are therefore no longer routinely issuing and instead asking patients if they are able to purchase themselves. 


The main reason for this rationing is the very challenged financial position of the Cambridgeshire health economy which if not addressed will result in cuts to important services which will affect us all but we must also remember that there are advantages to buying these medications as it promotes self care, independence and reduced reliance on the surgery.


At The Spinney we understand that such changes are not popular but all of us must do what we can to protect our fragile health economy and we will prescribe for those patients unable or unwilling to support our local NHS in this way. 

Acorn Cancer Support Group & Hunts Community Cancer Care Network

The Acorn Cancer Support Group provides a support service for local cancer patients and their carers.  About 1000 people (clients and our support team) attending monthly meetings in a year.

If you, or someone you care for is affected by cancer or a life threatening illness. Acorn Cancer Support Group offers a safe place to unwind and relax, and the chance to meet others who understand. 

Have access to 

Free aromatherapy, relaxation, reflexology and seated exercise sessions

Free refreshments and a light lunch

Free social outings including lunch

and the opportunity make new friends

Ring 01487 822456 or visit the website www.acornsupportgroup.org.uk   or visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/SIACSG or just drop into a meeting.

St Ives - 3rd Wednesday of the month at Broadleas 11 am-  1pm

Huntingdon  - 2nd Wednesday of the month at the MS Centre, Mayfield Road  11 am - 1pm

 HUNTINGDON COMMUNITY CANCER CARE NETWORK

www.huntscommunitycancernetwork.org

 



 
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