Kingsway Medical Centre are following advice from Hartlepool & Stockton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and will no longer prescribe the products listed below which are available to be bought from community pharmacies.
Analgesics for short courses including Migraleve tablets
Antifungal nail paints
Antihistamines for hayfever
Nasal sprays for hayfever and congestion
Complementary therapies, herbal supplements and homeopathy
Cough and cold remedies
Glucosamine and chondroitin
Headlice treatment and prevention
Infantile colic products e.g. Colief, Infacol, gripe water
Lactose-free milk (these differ from milks used to treat proven Cows Milk Protein Allergy)
Lutein and other antioxidant eye vitamins
Omega-3 and other fish oils
Probiotics (except VSL#3 for ileoanal pouchitis)
Rubefacients (heat rubs)
Vitamins and minerals
SystmOnline can now be accessed via the above link as well as the link on the latest news page.
To use this service, please ask a member of the reception team for more details. You will require a user name and password - proof of identification is required.
The practice does not accept telephone requests for medication
Patients will be able to order medication by one of the following options :
- Using SystmOnline medication ordering (this improved service has been available since June 2012).
- Many chemists offer a free service; they will request and collect your prescription, and deliver your medication to your home, if requested - ask your local pharmacist for more information.
- By post - using the right hand side of your prescription, tick the items you require. If you enclose a SAE, we will return the prescription to you by post.
- At the surgery - using the right hand side of your prescription, tick the items you require. (If the surgery is closed, please use the post box, this is situated to the left hand side of the main entrance/window. The post box is emptied each working day.)
Prescriptions will be ready for collection in two working days (forty-eight hours)