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Travel Vaccinations (Change to timescales)

We have listened to concerns raised by our patients and relaxed the timescales for receipt of travel questionnaires.

We will now review any questionnaires received at least 3 weeks prior to travel. However, we cannot guarantee delivery of all vaccines that may be required if a questionnaire is received less than 8 weeks prior to travel.

It is important that you submit your completed travel questionnaire as early as possible to allow the maximum amount of time for your requirements to be assessed and all necessary vaccines to be administered and become active before you travel.

Please visit our Travel Services page for more information

Please don't ask your doctor for 'over the counter' medicines

People in Norfolk and Waveney are being urged not to ask their doctor for everyday medicines like paracetamol as part of a new campaign.

Norfolk and Waveney’s NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups are asking GPs not to routinely prescribe ‘over the counter medicines’ for some common conditions, unless in exceptional clinical circumstances.

Instead, people are being encouraged to buy them at a pharmacy or shop so that the NHS can spend the money it would otherwise cost on other areas of healthcare. If more people self-care for minor ailments, it could also free up important appointment time at GP practices.

Click here for more information.

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Text Messaging/Smartphone App

MJog is the provider of our sms text messaging service for appointment reminders, and other healthcare related text messages. They now have a smartphone app called MJog Smart. The MJog Smart service is quick and easy for you to use. Wherever and whenever you are, you can access your messages 24/7, 365 days of the year, directly through the MJog Messenger App which is available to download from the App Store and Google Play Store. For more information visit www.mjog.com/messenger


National Diabetes Audit

Click here for Information about the National Diabetes Audit (NDA). This provides information on what's new, what the NDA measures, its aims and objectives, how your data is analysed and data access requests.


Your Electronic Patient Record and the Sharing of Information

For a number of years, work has been ongoing to improve the way that medical records are made available to treating clinicians. Our main computer system is called SystmOne which has the advantage of enabling information to be shared between certain health professionals. For more information please click here.

 

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