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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. 

Neighbourhood Cares Team

Neighbourhood Cares - St Ives

Are you a patient of  the Spinney Surgery?
Would you like to know what’s available to keep you happy and independent
in St Ives?

Neighbourhood Cares is a new approach to supporting people on a local level
Most people want to avoid formal social care, and want to make their own
decisions as to how they live their lives. Where they do require support they
want localised care that reflects and meets their individual needs, and is
delivered to them by people they know, in places they find familiar.
We recognise that something needs to change. The Neighbourhood
Cares Team will build stronger, more connected communities by
helping people to have the support they need: allowing them to
live the lives they want to.

Rather than simply signposting people to existing services, we will
go a step further by working with local people and communities to
develop services that are locally led and locally delivered.
Neighbourhood Cares St Ives, Broad Leas Centre, Norris Rd, St Ives, PE27 5QB
Phone: 01480 379680

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