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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. 

Research

Research

This practice is part of a network of general practices in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough who host medical research on a regular basis. As such we are accredited as being 'Research Ready'.

Findings from research studies can be used by our GPs, nurses or other health professionals to enable us to offer you the most appropriate care.

Anyone registered with the practice could help shape the future of healthcare by helping with research projects that you may be invited to participate in.

You may be approached by a member of this practice to participate in a research project. Please consider any patient information leaflets you may receive about research carefully. This information may be sent to you or given to you by a nurse, doctor or other healthcare professional.

Taking part in a research study can vary greatly and might involve completing a questionnaire, agreeing to an interview with a researcher or taking part in a clinical trial.

Participation in research is voluntary. You may refuse to take part in research without it affecting your medical care. Should you wish to decline all research invitations from the practice then please let us know so that we can ensure we have recorded your preferences.

Over 500,000 people took part in research in England last year

If you want to know more about research or want to get involved you can get information and a DVD fromwww.crncc.nihr.ac.uk/resources

 



 
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