The Raffle Draw was made last night at the Patient Education Evening - 17th October. The raffle raised the grand total of £387.86 which is fantastic. Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket. - The Spinney Patients Association
Cambridge and Peterborough CCG require GP surgeries to reduce the spend on the NHS budget for items that patients can buy over the counter at a Pharmacy rather than receive a prescription. These items include drugs such as simple painkillers (paracetemol, ibuprofen etc), upset stomach items (lactulose, fybogel, dioralyte etc), hayfever medication, heart burn and indigestion (gaviscon, pantoprazole), Fungal infections (canesten etc), Conjunctivits (eye drops), Eczema (hydrocortisone, daktacort), Travel sickness, haemorrhoid treatment, skin rash, head lice, nasal sprays, cold sores, coughs and colds remedies. These items are very often much cheaper than a prescription fee, but regardless the cost is saved from the NHS budget. The Spinney is required to save at least £15,000 per year from these items, so please consider buying these items from a Pharmacist where possible. Self Care leaflets can be found on our "further information tab".